Hastings and Common set for action
The footballers of Hastings United and Little Common are set to be in action tonight (Tuesday).
Hastings will travel to East Grinstead Town knowing they can ill-afford any more slip-ups in their pursuit of a Ryman Football League Division One South play-off place.
The U’s are one position and three points outside the all-important top five with four matches remaining following Saturday’s 1-1 draw away to a South Park side which played the last five minutes with nine men.
A victory tonight would move United above fifth-placed Faversham Town on goal difference, albeit having played an extra match. The three teams immediately beneath United in the table, Corinthian-Casuals, Molesey and Herne Bay, are also playing tonight.
East Grinstead are one place and five points above the three relegation spots, and were beaten 5-2 in January’s reverse fixture at The Pilot Field.
Simon Johnson and Billy Medlock are set to return for United having sat out the South Park game through suspension. Kick-off at the GAC Stadium is 7.30pm.
Elsewhere, Little Common will continue their hectic run of matches with a visit from Southwick in Macron Store Southern Combination Football League Division One.
Common will be playing their fifth encounter in 11 days, a sequence which started with a 3-2 loss in the reverse fixture on Easter Saturday.
The Commoners were 5-1 winners at home to Selsey in their last outing on Saturday and another victory tonight would move them within a point of sixth-placed Southwick with four games remaining. Kick-off at the Rec is 7.30pm.
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