Sussex League: Reds and Sids flying high

Sidlesham, in green, were too strong for Ferring   Picture by Liz Pearce
Sidlesham, in green, were too strong for Ferring Picture by Liz Pearce

Bosham and Sidlesham continue to fly high in division three.

Bosham 2 Rottingdeam 0

Sussex League division three

Striker Dave Storey maintained Bosham’s 100 per cent start to the season with two second-half strikes against Rottingdean.

The in-form striker gave the hosts the lead with a diving header on 53 minutes and wrapped things up in injury time.

Storey’s incredible start to the campaign has seen him score seven goals in just three appearances to lead Bosham’s charge at the top of the table.

Andy Probee’s side are on the road this weekend, visiting Burgess Hill & Hurst Albion.

The current holders of the Sussex Intermediate Cup (as Hurstpierpoint) have had a tough start with defeats against Sidlesham, Southwick and Langney Wanderers, but after joining forces with Mid Sussex outfit Burgess Hill Albion in the close season, they cannot be underestimated.

Paul Wilkins’ Bosham reserves went down 4-0 at Loxwood to two strikes either side of half-time. They are in Reserve Section Cup action on Saturday, making the short trip to Pagham.

Sidlesham 5 Ferring 0

Sussex League division three

Sidlesham took all three points at home to Ferring and sit fourth in the table after winning three of their first four league outings.

Tom Kelly was back with a bang after a minor injury, scoring three goals and claiming an assist.

Barry McCoy started up front and also got on the scoresheet with a neat finish after a free-kick from Joe Leggatt.

Joe Jefkins scored the other after good work from Kelly.

At the back, Sidlesham again looked solid with Darren Cox back in goal covering for the injured Lee Arnell.

It was a decent performance from the home side against a young Ferring team – although the management will be looking for more from each game.

Manager Gary Jefkins said: “After losing at Roffey a week earlier and losing several key players, it was important to get back out there and take all three points.”

There is no game for the first team this Saturday but several players may feature for the reserves, who are in cup action at Rustington.