Little Common Football Club’s aim for the remainder of the season is to pick up as many points as possible, according to player-manager Russell Eldridge.
A third successive top four finish in Macron Store Sussex County Football League Division Two now looks unlikely with Common 10 points outside the top four in seventh.
Eldridge said: “I feel frustrated and the group feel frustrated. It’s just a matter now of trying to pick up as many points as we possibly can and try to finish the season on a high.
“We need to put in some good, solid performances for 90 minutes rather than just for 45 minutes or an hour. That’s been the trouble, we’ve played for half a game this year.”
Common will make the long trip to second-bottom Storrington on Saturday hoping for a repeat of their 5-0 victory in September’s reverse fixture.
Common have won one and lost three of their last four league outings, while Storrington are without a league victory since late October.
Standings (played-points): 1 Worthing United 17-42, 2 BEXHILL UNITED 19-39, 3 Wick & Barnham United 16-36, 4 AFC Uckfield Town 19-36, 5 Mile Oak 16-28, 6 Oakwood 15-27, 7 LITTLE COMMON 19-26, 8 Haywards Heath Town 19-26, 9 Steyning Town 16-25, 10 Midhurst & Easebourne 17-22, 11 WESTFIELD 18-21, 12 Rustington 18-20, 13 Saltdean United 17-14, 14 Storrington 19-13, 15 Seaford Town 19-0.