Hastings United go top on busy day of Isthmian action

Hastings United continued their recent fine run of results with a win at Whitehawk - and it was enough to take them top of the table.

Chichester City go close at Lancing / Picture: Stephen Goodger
Chichester City go close at Lancing / Picture: Stephen Goodger

Finn O'Mara's goal two minutes before half-time was enough for Gary Elphick's team to win the Sussex derby - and Cray Valley PM's failure to beat Corinthian meant United leapfrogged them to lead the table.

It was their fifth straight league win and puts them in a superb position as they enter the new year, which they'll begin with two games in three days - at home to Lancing on Saturday and away to VCD on Monday.

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Elsewhere in the Isthmian south east, Lancing and Chichester City fought out a 0-0 draw at Culver Road, a result that leaves the Lancers 18th in the table and City seventh. See a gallery of pictures from the Lancing-Chi City match by Stephen Goodger here.

It was also honours even on derby day at Burgess Hill Town, where the home side took a 57th-minute lead through Lewis Finney only for Haywards Heath to claim a point through Tom Gilbert's 83rd-minute equaliser. Heath sit fourth, Hill tenth.

Three Bridges are up to 15th after a good 4-2 win at Sevenoaks. Two goals apiece from Dan Perry and Curtis Gayler earned the points.

In the Isthmian premier, a Joe Taylor double and Deshane Dalling's late strike earned Lewes a 3-1 win at Horsham, who had only Shamir Fenelon's goal to show for their efforts. The Rooks are fifth, while the Hornets slip to 13th.

The big Bognor-Worthing game at Nyewood Lane - washed out on Monday - has been rearranged for today (Tuesday, 3pm).