Wins for Sidley, Westfield & Common

Dominic Cruttenden on the ball for Little Common in their 5-2 victory over Loxwood

Dominic Cruttenden on the ball for Little Common in their 5-2 victory over Loxwood

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It was a good day for the area’s Sussex County Football League teams yesterday (Saturday).

Sidley United won to eclipse last season’s points total in Division One, while Little Common and Westfield triumphed to aid their Division Two survival quests.

The 2-1 win over Redhill also means Sidley are guaranteed to better their 2010/11 position of 13th. Goals from Callum McDonald and Allan McMinigal put Sidley two-up at half time before Redhill pulled one back.

Westfield look virtually certain to avoid the bottom two following a dramatic 4-3 success away to mid-table Storrington which made it one defeat in seven games.

David Pugh and Gordon Cuddington scored two each for a Westfield side which led 1-0 and 3-1, but needed a 90th minute winner from Pugh to take the points.

Common picked up a sorely-needed first victory of 2012 with a 5-2 win at home to in-form Loxwood, although it still wasn’t enough to take them out of the drop zone.

A Drew Greenall brace put them two-up at half time, and although Loxwood pulled one back, two from Jamie Crone and Jordan Wood’s header saw Common home before the visitors nabbed a late consolation.

Full reports on all three matches will appear in Friday’s Observers.

Standings (played-points) – Division 1: 1 RYE UNITED 35-80, 2 Three Bridges 33-78, 3 Lancing 34-77, 4 Pagham 34-66, 5 Hassocks 36-66, 6 Peacehaven & Telscombe 34-63, 7 Lingfield 34-61, 8 Redhill 34-53, 9 AFC Uckfield 34-49, 10 East Grinstead Town 35-49, 11 SIDLEY UNITED 36-49, 12 Selsey 35-43, 13 Crowborough Athletic 36-40, 14 Arundel 35-37, 15 Worthing United 34-36, 16 Horsham YMCA 36-36, 17 Ringmer 35-35, 18 Shoreham 36-35, 19 St Francis Rangers 35-16, 20 Chichester City 33-11.

Division 2: 1 East Preston 31-86, 2 Hailsham Town 30-69, 3 Dorking Wanderers 30-60, 4 Littlehampton Town 31-51, 5 Eastbourne United AFC 33-50, 6 BEXHILL UNITED 32-49, 7 Loxwood 31-49, 8 Southwick 34-48, 9 Storrington 32-40, 10 Mile Oak 34-40, 11 Rustington 32-40, 12 WESTFIELD 31-33, 13 Steyning Town 31-33, 14 Wick 31-33, 15 Midhurst & Easebourne 31-29, 16 Seaford Town 32-28, 17 LITTLE COMMON 32-28, 18 Oakwood 32-27.