Rooks seal point with late equaliser – football round-up

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A last-gasp goal from Matt Crabb earned Lewes a point at home to Thamesmead Town on Saturday.

The Rooks trailed to a 17th minute Theo Fairweather-Johnson goal and were struggling at home against a team that started the day third bottom in the Ryman Premier.

But just as it seemed the hosts were heading for their fourth league defeat in five matches, Crabb popped up to fire a 30-yard effort past Robb Budd for an equaliser.

The Rooks now take on Redhill in the Robert Dyas League Cup on Wednesday before travelling to Billericay Town on Saturday.

In the Ryman South division, Peacehaven beat Hythe Town 4-0 to move up one place to third.

The Tye’s goals came from Jamie Brotherton (24 mins), Charlie Walker (31 and 50 mins) and Josh Jones (38 mins).

Peacehaven now travel to Whitstable Town on Saturday.

Hailsham Town picked up only their second win of the league season in county league division one when they beat high-flying Hassocks 2-1.

Second-bottom Town belied their lowly position to beat second-top Robins with goals from Drew Greenall and Steve Dallaway.

Stringers manager Andy Goodchild said: “I was chuffed for the lads who have worked so hard on fitness and agility in the past few weeks.”

See this week’s Sussex Express for more reaction from Andy Goodchild.

Ringmer’s good run of results came to an end with a 3-2 defeat at St Francis Rangers. Goals from Billy Trickett and Dan Bowell were not enough to better a brace from Aaron Walsh and a Pat Rose strike.

Newhaven drew 1-1 at Pagham when Jack Webber equalised a James Temple goal within a minute of the Dockers going 1-0 down.

In county league division two, second bottom Saltdean United went down 4-0 at bottom side Midhurst & Easebourne – to be leap-frogged to the foot of the table by their hosts.

AFC Uckfield lost 1-0 at Rustington but Seaford Town drew 1-1 at Steyning Town when Matt Hayward equalised a first half Adam Burton strike with 29 minutes to go.

In county league division three, Uckfield Town won 2-0 at home to Billingshurst, both goals coming from Andy Mcintosh.