Six in a row for in-form Saxons

Two-goal Jim Towers
Two-goal Jim Towers

South Saxons made it six consecutive victories with a 7-2 success at home to Middleton & Bognor.

The Hastings club did the damage in the second half of its final South Hockey League Sussex Area - Division One home fixture of the season on Saturday with five unanswered goals.

Saxons took an early lead through Jim Towers only to find themselves trailing against ninth-placed opposition before Toby Reed brought them level at 2-2 going into the break.

The home side stepped up a gear after the turnaround, though, and completely dominated the second period. Jamie Busbridge tapped in to put Saxons in front and made it 4-2 with a stunning volley.

Goals five and six came from powerful strikes at the top of the circle by Dan Burnett and captain Paddy Cornish before Towers deflected in a Pete Watters shot to round-off the scoring. Man of the match was Will Orr.

A full report will appear in Friday’s Hastings Observer.

Standings (played-points): 1 Horsham II 21-57, 2 SOUTH SAXONS 21-53, 3 Lewes III 21-40, 4 Penguin 21-40, 5 Brighton & Hove III 22-35, 6 Eastbourne II 21-34, 7 Hailsham 21-30, 8 Crowborough 20-25, 9 Middleton & Bognor 21-24, 10 Crawley II 22-17, 11 Southwick 21-13, 12 East Grinstead IV 20-0.