FOOTBALL: Burgess Hill hit late equaliser against Worthing

WORTHING Football Club extended their unbeaten Ryman League Division 1 South run to 19 games on Saturday (February 7) but were denied victory by an 80th-minute Burgess Hill 1-1 equaliser.

Hill's Jon Lansdale, who went close two minutes earlier, levelled when his 25-yarder from a tight angle flew past Worthing keeper Alan Mansfield.

Both sides then went close to a winner, with Rebels' Ross Treleaven shooting straight at Hill keeper Craig Stoner from 12 yards on 84 minutes, and Burgess Hill substitute Louis Clark fired wide from 15 yards a minute later.

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Worthing had taken the lead seven minutes into the second half. Ross Treleaven's long throw bounced in the penalty area and skipper Ben Andrews was on hand to head past Stoner at the far post.

Andrews then shot another Treleaven long throw wide four minutes later, before Hill put Rebels under pressure in the final 15 minutes.

Mansfield had made an excellent save from Lloyd Cotton before Lansdale hit the leveller.

Rebels had enjoyed the better of the first half, and Mickey Demetriou had a 13th-minute effort saved by Stoner before he fired wide 10 minutes later.

Hill's Peter Martin and Luke Gedling both hit efforts off target in the middle of the half, before the opening period ended with Stoner saving a Andrews header and Demetriou firing over.

WORTHING: Mansfield; Axten, Woodburn, Alexander, O'Flaherty; Brotherton, Akehurst, Kennett, Demetriou; Andrews; Treleaven. Subs: Kirkwood (Brotherton 76), Benn, Farmer, Lopes, Barton. Att: 355.

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