Rye and Sidley triumph again

Rye United and Sidley United continued their fine starts to the season with victories on Saturday.

Sidley won 4-2 after extra-time at home to AFC Uckfield in FA Vase first round qualifying, while Rye cruised past Three Bridges 3-0 in Sussex County Football League Division One.

Two goals from Scott Ramsay - one in either half - and a second half blast from Sam Adams in Rye’s first home game of the season sent the Quarterboys back to the top of the table.

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A Lewis Hole goal gave Sidley a 1-0 lead at half time, but a free kick from former Rye and Bexhill United player Chris Gould meant the scores were level after 90 minutes.

Drew Greenall put Uckfield ahead in the first period of extra-time only for Scott McDonald to strike twice and Jason Taylor once in the second period to put Sidley through despite Danny Spice suffering a serious ankle injury.

Bexhill United returned to winning ways in Division Two courtesy of a 3-2 success away to Storrington. Dominic Clarke scored a hat-trick to take his tally for the season to nine.

Little Common also picked up three points with a very good 2-1 win at Mile Oak thanks to first half goals from Jamie Crone and Ben Eldridge, but Westfield lost 1-0 away to Southwick.

Full reports on each of these matches will appear in Friday’s Observers.

Standings (played-points) - Division 1: 1 RYE UNITED 8-20, 2 Pagham 6-18, 3 Peacehaven & Telscombe 6-13, 4 SIDLEY UNITED 4-12, 5 Redhill 5-10, 6 AFC Uckfield 6-10, 7 Lingfield 5-9, 8 East Grinstead Town 6-9, 9 Lancing 4-8, 10 Crowborough Athletic 7-6, 11 Three Bridges 5-6, 12 Horsham YMCA 6-6, 13 St Francis Rangers 5-4, 14 Hassocks 6-4, 15 Ringmer 6-4, 16 Worthing United 5-4, 17 Chichester City 3-3, 18 Shoreham 3-1, 19 Selsey 3-0, 20 Arundel 3-0.

Division 2: 1 East Preston 7-18, 2 Southwick 8-17, 3 Rustington 7-14, 4 Hailsham Town 6-13, 5 Storrington 8-13, 6 Dorking Wanderers 6-12, 7 Mile Oak 7-12, 8 Wick 6-11, 9 Seaford Town 6-9, 10 BEXHILL UNITED 6-9, 11 Littlehampton Town 5-8, 12 LITTLE COMMON 7-8, 13 Oakwood 8-8, 14 WESTFIELD 6-5, 15 Midhurst & Easebourne 8-5, 16 Loxwood 7-5, 17 Eastbourne United AFC 8-4, 18 Steyning Town 8-3.