Ringmer cruise into next round of Sussex Senior Cup

Woodley's early spot kick sends the keeper the wrong way. Picture by Steve Saunders
Woodley's early spot kick sends the keeper the wrong way. Picture by Steve Saunders

Ringmer cruised in to the next round of the Sussex Senior County Cup on Saturday, with a resounding victory against their second division opponents.

Ringmer displayed their superiority by outplaying their opponents in every department and the gulf in standard was plain to see, with man of the match Jordan Woodley collecting an impressive 4-goal haul. Striker Jacob Shelton, got the remaining 2 goals, with a late consolation from Rustington’s Tom Baker coming after 70 minutes.

Ringmer took the lead after 8 minutes from a free kick, after Woodley was fouled outside the area. From the resulting free kick, Woodley left the opposition keeper clutching at thin air. Seb Saunders was used as a makeshift forward, with the regular strikers Pople and Tricket unavailable and he worked hard to unsettle the home defence.

Matt Scott was effective, raiding down the right flank and forced their left back to give away numerous free kicks. He also had several efforts on goal, but to no avail.

Ringmer increased their lead in the 41st minute, when left back Dan Bolwell was pulled back on route to goal and the offender was dismissed. From that resulting free kick, the ball hit a defender on the hand in the penalty area and the Ref pointed to the spot. Woodley gratefully put the ball away.

Playing against 10 men in the second half, Ringmer went to town and bombarded the home goal. Jordan Woodley had a day to remember. The home defence could not handle him and further goals from he and Shelton completed the rout.

Ringmer now progress to the next round, hoping for a lucrative home draw to please the manager and the Ringmer supporters.

Team: Goodchild; Storrie; Bolwell;Storey; Sherriff; Rogers; Scott; Stubbings; Shelton; Saunders; Woodley. Subs: Essam; Bunn