Hopes of another Cup run for last years Finalists were dashed as we exited at the 1st Round stage. In heavy rain, the pitch soon became a mud bath that was to prove a leveller as a host of missed chances meant we went down to a goal on the counter attack from a resolute Sporting Lindfield. A couple of sin bins not really helping our cause.
Elsewhere, results in the League went our way as we stayed second in the League. However a big winner for League leaders Montpelier Villa 5-1 at home to third place Jarvis Brook saw them open up a 7 point lead at the top with 25 points. Makes our home game with them 23 November look pretty crucial, but we’ve 3 important League games before then, starting with a trip to 4th place Copthorne next Saturday.
Line up – Banks, Donaldson, Dermott, Trower, Gregory, Gunn, Towse, Hayden, Tapscott, Taylor, Harding.
Subs used McGill, Smith
No great shame losing to one of the title contenders from the Premier Division. We move on……
Line up – Matthews, Hill, Johnson, Whittington, Coyle, Hallett, Bond, Martin, Francis, Boyle, Short. Subs used K Parsons, J Parsons, Sansom
Scorers – 0