Little Common and Bexhill United turn attentions to the FA Vase

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Little Common and Bexhill United embark on their FA Vase journey tomorrow – and both camps are excited.

Common travel to Fisher of the South Counties East Football League while Bexhill visit Storrington.

And Pirates boss Ryan Light is happy to focus on something other than the league this week.

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He said: “The FA Vase is always a competition we look forward to, if you can get past a couple of rounds it does drum up a bit of excitement around the place, and it’ll also give us a good opportunity to focus on something different other than the league for a week.”

Bexhill goalkeeper Dan Rose dislocated his finger in their first game against Wick and will be out until early October so they have brought in Ricardo Teixeira for a month as cover.

Pirates have had a great start to the season, winning all three league games, the latest a 2-0 win over Shoreham on Wednesday night.

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Common are also unbeaten in all competitions so far, drawing all three league games and winning two games in the FA Cup - the latest a brilliant comeback to beat Stansfield 3-2.

They host Isthmian Premier side Corinthian Casuals in the next round on Tuesday night.

Boss Russell Eldridge said: “Saturday’s result and performance showed discipline, desire and maturity from the young group.

“I thought we competed well but fell behind in the first half despite starting and ending the half well. We gained momentum in the second half and played more fluently creating chances.

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“I was delighted for Adam Smith to get his goal, he is such an honest, hard-working player who has returned to the club this season after a year out.

“We can now look forward to the tie against Corinthian Casuals where we will test ourselves against higher level opposition - it’s a one-off match and anything can happen.”

They face Corinthian Casuals in at the Oval on Tuesday evening, 7.45pm kick off. Adults £7, concessions £4, U16 £2.

Sidley United hope to carry on their 100 per cent start in the Mid Sussex League when they host Forest Row at Little Common Rec tomorrow. On Saturday they beat Rotherfield 2-1.

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