Ringmer hit Midhurst for six

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Ringmer hit Midhurst & Easebourne for six in a convincing John O’Hara League Cup win.

A stunning four-goal salvo from Tom Lyons – and a brace from Marc Whiteman – was the difference between the sides.

It had been touch and go whether the game would go head at all at the Caburn, as overnight rain looked to have put a dampener on things.

However, the sun came out and a bit of forking in a few strategic places on the Caburn surface persuaded the officials that the pitch was good to go.

Division 2 club Midhurst started well and looked a good side – but the visitors should have noted the Blues front men of Whiteman Tom Lyons both having chances in the first minute. Lyons shot was deflected into Whiteman’s path but the ex-Man United man was offside.

But this set the pattern for the match, with Lyons and Whiteman feeding off each other. The opening goal came on 19 minutes when a Steve Allfrey goal kick found Lyons down the left and he squared for Whiteman to drill home.

It was 2-0 10 minutes before the break when Lee Woods’ persistence up the wing saw his shot rebound to Lyons, who fired home. And on 43 minutes it was three, and Whiteman’s turn to set up Lyons with a pass across goal, Lyons tapping in.

The second half followed an identical pattern, with one goal for Whiteman followed by two for Lyons , sealing a great win.

BLUES: Allfrey, Sowter, Wood, Curtis (Davis 60), Reid (Patel 70), King, Westcott, Marshall, Lyons, Whiteman, Saunders (Watson 52). ATT: 42.