Haven ultimately won a physical match 3-0, but for long periods the result was finely in the balance.
Wednesday’s match against fifth place Folkestone Invicta was never going to be easy, and so it proved with a well organised opposition.
All the talk before the match was about the fact that there were two scouts in the stands from Brentford and Stoke City. Allegedly they were there to run the rule over the Invicta striker, 18 year old Johan Teehorst.
Whilst the final score was convincing, this was very much a win built on a solid defensive performance from the Haven pairing of Craig Richards and captain Ash Jones.
see Friday’s Sussex Express for full report