NEWHAVEN won at Ifield on Saturday afternoon to record a fifth straight league win and remain top of Division Three.
The Dockers still lead Saltdean United – who won at Pease Pottage – by a point, and by a further seven points to previous leaders Pease Pottage.
Newhaven started the game strongly and deservedly went ahead when Mark Probert finished off a fine move. Ryan Knight then notched his third goal in three games late in the match to secure the points.
The visitors were forced in to a couple of changes from the team that beat Pease Pottage, due to player unavailability. Jason Goddard replaced Gary Holmes and came in at right back. This meant that Daniel Murray continued his recent positional merry-go-round and slotted in the defensive midfield role. The only other change saw the returning Luke Duchossoy replace Darren Flynn, who had work commitments.
Including cup meetings, this victory was Newhaven’s seventh straight victory, during which time 26 goals have been scored by the south coast side, and one has to go back to February 18 for their last defeat.
Newhaven were involved in another league clash on Tuesday night, hosting mid-table Rottingdean Village, before entertaining Broadbridge Heath tomorrow (Saturday). Intringuingly, Broadbridge were that last team to beat Newhavem. so the Dockers will be looking to avenge that 2-1 reversal.