Dockers boss delighted with Newhaven display as Selsey are put to the sword

Selsey's Omar Bugiel (blue shirt) takes on the Newhaven defence.
Selsey's Omar Bugiel (blue shirt) takes on the Newhaven defence.

Paul Harrison was by delighted with his Newhaven side’s performance at Selsey on Saturday

The Dockers moved briefly up to fifth in SCFL Division One after beating Selsey 3-1 at the High Street Ground on Saturday afternoon.

It was the Dockers’ third away win in the space of seven days, following their two cup wins against Southwick and Shoreham. Tyler Goatcher opened the scoring in the first half when he tapped in to an empty net after a mistake in the Selsey defence. Rob Wimble equalised from the penalty spot against the run of play with 20 minutes to go but quick-fire goals from Ryan Knight and Ebou Jallow saw Newhaven take the points.

Harrison made four changes to the side that won at Middle Road on Tuesday evening. Jayson Sowter, Daniel Murray, Terry Gacias and Goatcher came in for Jason Goddard, Scott Edwards, James Rhodes and Dom Cole respectively.

Selsey came in to the game on the back of three straight league wins and the two sides were separated only by goals scored. Harrison said: “We were very good, I was very pleased with the result and the performance. We defended well and started out with a quick tempo to the game, and didn’t allow them any time or space anywhere on the park.

“We closed them down very quickly and forced them into mistakes. I had three out Saturday too, so it was a good all round performance and thoroughly deserved win.”

Harrison is hopeful of signing a player from a Ryman team.

Ebou Jallow could be out forsome time, said Harrison. Jallow suffered possibly ligament damage from a bad tackle on Saturday.

Newhaven travel to Horsham YMCA for a Division 1 clash tomorrow. “It will be a hard game but they’re all hard games in this division,” said the Dockers boss.

Above: action from Selsey v Newhaven on Saturday.