Storrington fall to Shoreham in tough Supplementary Shield encounter

Storrington lost their second match in the SCFL Division 1 Supplementary Shield following a 3-0 loss to Shoreham at the Rec on Tuesday evening.

Storrington boss Bob Paine
Storrington boss Bob Paine

A strange opening goal saw an intended cross somehow evade Olly Howley in the Storrington goal and drop into the net to give Shoreham the lead on 16 minutes.

The first half was a fairly even affair but the Swans did not look after the ball well enough and their general quality could have been better.

The best chance of the half for the home side fell to Nick Bristow but his first touch, after being put through, was poor and the chance was gone.

In the tenth minute of first half stoppage time Shoreham increased their lead when a shot from the edge of the box made it 2-0.

Shoreham secured victory and made it 3-0 early in the second half when a scramble in the home side's box saw the ball stabbed home.

The hosts then had a couple of opportunities. Jordan Suter hit the post from inside the penalty area and Liam Griffin hit the bar from a powerful right foot shot from 25-yards out.

But the Swans once again had nothing to show from a hard working performance and will be disappointed at the goals given away to give Shoreham their victory.

Storrington manager Bob Paine said: "Unfortunately we are giving away too many soft goals at the moment and for all our hard work if you struggle to keep a clean sheet then getting anything from a game is made much more difficult.

"Our work rate and desire was good but we didn’t create enough as we gave the ball away too easily at times.

"The positive for me was I was able to give some decent game time to some of our younger players which will be invaluable experience for them as we think ahead to next season."

Storrington travel to Wick on Saturday