County League Round up: Blues go top but admit it’s a ‘caretaker’ role

Ringmer went to the top of the Sussex County League with an impressive 1-0 win at Rye United on Tuesday night.

Ringmer came back from the Salts with a hard earned three points courtesy of a 90th minute penalty. Ryan Bradley took the responsibility and put the ball away to give Ringmer a last-gasp win in a game that looked destined to end goalless.

It took Ringmer to top spot in the Division 1 table with 55 points. But, as the Blues’ own website admitted, “It is, alas, somewhat of a caretaker’s position as Peacehaven and a few others at the top end have a few games in hand on Ringmer.

“Still, we enjoy the spot while it lasts.”

Peacehaven in fact have five games in hand on the Blues having played 23 games in a successful campaign. They are one point behind Ringmer.

At the other end of the table AFC Uckfield lost 5-0 away to Selsey, the goals coming from Shaun Jenkins (14 mins), Dan Martin (37), Graham Bush (54 and 71) and Barney Covill (87).

Two goals from Danny Leach earned Hailsham Town a vital 2-1 County League Division 1 win away at Sidley United on Tuesday night. Leach gave the Stringers the lead after 67 minutes before Kenny Pogue levelled six minutes later. But Leach won it for the visitors in the last minute.

But Seaford Town lost again when they went down 3-1 away to Little Common in Division 2. Lewis Hole gave the hosts the lead on 15 minutes before Andy Whittingham equalised on 68 minutes. But goals from Russell Eldridge and Zac Mceniry won it for Common.