Common set to light up

Little Common Football Club’s frustrating wait to use its new floodlights finally appears to be over.

The Commoners had been due to host Crowborough Athletic in a midweek game last month, but that never happened as the lights didn’t possess the necessary certification for use in matches.

The lights passed their inspection last night (Wednesday), however, and Common’s match at home to Sussex County Football League Division Two title hopefuls Littlehampton Town on Saturday will kick-off at 3pm.

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The Sussex RUR Charity Cup third round tie at home to Mile Oak, which was scheduled for Tuesday of this week, has been rearranged for Tuesday December 4.

A Sidley United XI, meanwhile, drew 1-1 away to Division Two club Seaford Town in a worthwhile friendly last night. Ben Barton was on target for a Sidley side containing only five members of the squad which faced Dorking.

Billy Trickett played 90 minutes as he steps up his comeback from an ankle injury which has sidelined him since late August, while Matt Darby made his first start since injury.