Finney gets only goal as Lancers end losing run

Lancing Football Club brought a five-game losing run to an end last night.

Lewis Finney hit Lancings winner against Horsham YMCA
Lewis Finney hit Lancings winner against Horsham YMCA

Lewis Finney got the only goal as Lancers secured a 1-0 home Southern Combination League Premier Division victory over Horsham YMCA.

With ten minutes left until half-time Finney’s excellent curling free-kick gave his side the lead.

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A fine save from Callum Fidler kept Lancers ahead a minute later, before Alex Fair missed two good opportunities to extend Lancing’s lead prior to half-time.

Substitute Shaun Charles almost got a second for Lancing late on, before YMCA were reduced to ten men five minutes from time as Lancing held on for all three points.

Lancers boss Ash Bailey said: “It was a pleasing victory for us and one of the best first 45 minutes we have produced in my time at the club.

“Horsham had a few chances but we were solid at the back and deserved the victory. Hopefully we can build from this win moving forward now.”

LANCING: Fidler; Mills, Sharman, E.Finney, Fenton; Hendy, Waterman; Donaldson, Caplin, L.Finney; Fair. Subs: Charles (Fair), Quirke (Waterman), Bygraves (Caplin), Adams, D’Cruz.

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