Tye’s winning run ends but 23-game unbeaten run goes on with goalless draw at Sidley

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Peacehaven’s 15-game winning run finally ended in a 0-0 draw away at Sidley.

The Tye failed to win a game for the first time since their 2-2 draw at East Preston on Tuesday, October 9. But this away stalemate means the last time Shaun Saunders’ men lost a game is still their 3-1 Division 1 defeat at home to Lancing back on Saturday, September 8, a remarkable run of four months and 23 games.

A very boggy pitch meant little football was possible for either side on Saturday.

It was a game dominated by a midfield tussle and with long balls on other, unplayable areas of the pitch.

Both teams created chances but very few were clear cut.

Sidley created some one-on-one chances but ultimately failed to hit the target.

Peacehaven, meanwhile, were restricted to headed chances which just wouldn’t find the net and some good saves from the Sidley keeper kept the visitors at bay.

Peacehaven’s are away again when they visit East Grinstead Town tomorrow (Saturday).

Ringmer came from behind twice to win an exciting and and sometimes controversial match 3-2 at Crowborough Athletic.

It was Ringmer’s first match since their Boxing Day 4-0 massacre at Peacehaven, which in itself was their first match since the begining of December and one wondered if the team had got a bit rusty in all this rain.

But Ringmer started well and could have been three up after 20 minutes had they taken their chances better.

It was Boro though who took the lead through an own goal on 31 minutes. Tony Reid cancelled this out inside a minute before the home side went ahead again through Paul Butler five minutes before the break.

Ringmer gradually gained the upper hand after the interval and a second for Reid on 62 minutes levelled matters again before an 84th minute strike by Matt Percival won the points.