Successes for Selsey, Sids and Midhurst

Ryan Morey in action for Selsey on Saturday
Ryan Morey in action for Selsey on Saturday

Midhurst 2

Lingfield 0

Southern Combination division one

MIDHURST manager John Suter hailed his players after they came out top in a tough contest at home to Lingfield.

The last time these two sides met, Lingfield won 6-0, giving the home side an incentive to prove themselves.

Action from Selsey v Ringmer on Saturday

Action from Selsey v Ringmer on Saturday

Both sides went into the interval all square in a goalless first half, which was end to end but neither side could open scoring.

But Scott Dormer broke the deadlock on 52 minutes after debutant Monty Morgan played a great through ball to the goalscorer, who rounded the keeper, before scoring into an empty net.

Despite Midhurst’s advantage, Lingfield continued to press forward, forcing some fantastic saves from Aaron Jeal in the 
host’s goal.

But as the visitors were piling men forward for an equaliser, this left them prone to the counter attack, and Dormer ran down the left flank before cutting the ball back to Lewis Hamilton, who scored his seventh of the season and sealed their victory.

Suter appreciated his players’ efforts and says it was a great team performance.

“It was a great team performance with a clean sheet, a couple of goals and a good all-round performance.

“Everyone played well, Dormer and Jeal were the two stand-out performers, they were both fantastic.

“Each player gave it their all and as a manager that is all I can ask of them and as I said to them if you work hard the results should hopefully look after themselves.”

MIDHURST: Jeal, Dummer, Broughton, Chaplin, Farquharson, Casselton, M.Hamilton, Dormer (Hill 78), Moriss, Morgan (Sheldrick 71), L.Hamilton.

Selsey 5

Rigmer 3

Southern Combination division one

Selsey came out on top in an eight goal thriller after a hat-trick from Ben Mepham and two goals from Ryan Morey.

The hosts had a great start and were in the lead after two minutes when Dave Turner picked out Mepham with a good pass, before the latter found the top corner.

Mepham then added his second eight minutes later, after he rounded off another good-team move.

But Rigmer responded after 15 minutes through Liam Upton, making it 2-1 at half-time. The away side then made it 2-2 on the hour mark through Dominic Clarke.

But Morey put Selsey back in front after he tucked away a penalty, which was awarded for foul during a corner on 
73 minutes.

Rigmer equalised again through Terry Payne on 80 minutes but Selsey instantly replied after Morey found the bottom corner following a quick break forward, before Mepham rounded off the win, with a fifth and final goal.

SELSEY: Gilbert (Fister 88), Low, Parsons, Lintott, Kilhams, Cavell, Lempriere (Clarke), Rough, Turner, Mepham. Subs: R Courtman.

Southwick 0

Sidlesham 3

Southern Combination division one

Sidlesham swept aside Southwick away from home thanks to two goals from Tom Bayley.

The away side took the lead at Old Barn Way on 17 minutes through Bayley, who then doubled his side’s lead after 45 minutes.

Sidlesham then extended their two-goal cushion with a third and final goal from Connor Kelly.

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