Ball was out of play before Billericay bagged winner: Wormull

If the game on Saturday wasn’t controversial enough without having two Lewes players, Jack Walder and Lewis Hamilton, literally elbowed out of the game, there was also debate over whether the Billericay goal that ultimately won the match should have stood.

Initially Billericay players and fans appealed for a penalty for handball against Peter Gregory – but then they seemed to want a corner after the ball seemed to go out after ricocheting away off the Lewes man’s arm or body.

However, the excellent Harrison Chatting reacted quickly to drag the ball back and fire in an unstoppable shot that came back off the stanchion in the Lewes goal.

A resigned Wormull said: “That ball was out. The boys were saying, the guy that pulled the ball back, it was actually out of play. But that happens.

“You can’t help if a ball goes out; they’re appealing for it, it comes back and he puts it in the stancheon, you can’t do anything about that.”