Peacehaven bounce back from midweek defeat to hit Worthing United for six

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Peacehaven bounced back from their midweek defeat to Pagham by picking up another three points in this six-goal dismantling of Worthing Utd.

Peacehaven battled hard in midweek but it was Pagham who took all three points with two well-taken goals.

Hosts Pagham took the lead on Wednesday through goals from Howard Neighbour, on 36 minutes, and Scott Murfin, five minutes after half time.

Ashley Rees pulled one back for the Tye three minutes later but Shaun Saunders’ men couldn’t push on and find an equaliser.

Saturday saw Peacehaven get back on track with a 6-1 victory over Worthing United.

A great strike by Rob O’Toole and a Craig Bunch hat-trick were the highlights.

Peacehaven had already had one goal disallowed and a penalty appeal turned down – with many other shots failing to go in – before Carl Dunk broke the deadlock on 41 minutes. O’Toole then doubled the lead just a minute later to see the Tye go in 2-0 up at the break. Bunch then made it three 11 minutes into the second half with a spectacular effort from distance, before making it 4-0 on 67 minutes with a rather different effort –a goal scored from a yard out.

O’Toole then scored a great effort on 74 minutes to make it five before Chad Milner got United’s consolation four minutes later with a great shot curled into the top corner.

Joe Dryer then hit the bar before Bunch came close to getting his hat-trick when a pernalty of his was saved following a foul on Kane Louis.

O’Toole nearly got a hat-trick himself when a neat one-two between him and Louis resulted in a shot that just rolled past the post But Bunch did get his hat-trick on 87 minutes to round off a superb performance. With this win and East Preston’s defeat, the title race took another turn.

You can see the goals here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdYleuWRQus