Whiteman scores his 100th goal for Ringmer but still ends up on the losing side as Crows come from behind to win

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RINGMER legend Marc Whiteman scored his 100th goal for the club in the Blues’ 2-1 defeat at Crowborough Athletic on Saturday.

Whiteman, who was once on Manchester United’s books and more recently had played for both Eastbourne Borough and Lewes, struck in the 55th minute to put the Caburn outfit ahead.

It came as some relief for both Whiteman and all those willing him to reach his century when he did finally score, as the striker had gone some weeks of trying before finally netting his landmark goal for the club. He did it when he latched onto a rebounded shot that keeper Ben Pryor could not hold onto.

But not surprisingly going one down spurred on the home side and a concentrated attack was mounted on the Ringmer goal. And eight minutes later the Crows drew level after a unattended run up the left and a cross over into the Ringmer area fell to Crowborough’s Harry Thompson to fire in off the underside of the Ringmer crossbar. A second goal just 12 minutes later put the home side ahead after a corner was swung in and headed home by Kevin Everest.

Despite a couple of changes for Ringmer it was not enough for the to get back into the game – although a chance was saved from Louis Munnery after he broke through the defence to shoot and a high looping lob from Ryan MacMillan went close. As the final whistle was blown, Ringmer left the pitch rueing the chances they had once again missed.