Goalkeeper back for Polegate - after 984 days out injured

Polegate Town got back to winning ways with a tough 1-0 win at Copthorne in the MSFL Championship.

Returning goalkeeper Steve Cook
Returning goalkeeper Steve Cook

Ellis Jewell scored Town’s only goal just before half-time and a superb defensive display saw Town bring home the three points.

Town’s second team drew 3-3 at home to Ridgewood in Division 3. Mark Davis (2) and Mike Parker gave Town a 3-1 lead, but Ridgewood hit back with two late goals to share the points.

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The club was pleased to be able to field goalkeeper Steve Cook, who made his comeback after 984 days out through injury since he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament and tore his meniscus while playing for the club.

Magham Down returned to competitive action after Lockdown 2 with a 4-4 draw at Orington.

The hosts went ahead early on from a dubious penalty given for handball but skipper Matt Sedgwick equalised midway through the first half.

Shay Stolton’s free-kick gave Down the lead at the break.

Jamie Cherryman extended their lead but Orington netted another. Kevin Roberts claimed Down’s fourth with a slight touch before the hosts pulled back levelled in the last 10 minutes.

Weather permitting, Down entertain Sovereign Saints II tomorrow (2pm).