Stringers get back to winning ways at Selsey

Hailsham Town v Oakwood March17th 2012
Hailsham Town v Oakwood March17th 2012

Hailsham Town picked up their first win in four games on Saturday with a one-goal victory away at Selsey.

And it was a positive weekend all round for the Stringers, with the Reserve side winning to make it a 100 per cent success rate for the Beaconsfield outfit.

The first team gained revenge over a Selsey side that had knocked them out of the Sussex Senior Cup in the Stringers’ last outing, two weeks previously.

Then Kenny McCreadie’s men had gone out of a cup in extra time for the third time this season (following John O’Hara and FA Vase overtime defeats, to Southwick and Arundel respectively).

However, with no extra time to worry about in the league, Town returned from Selsey’s High Street Ground with a 1-0 victory.

After Selsey had gone down to 10 men, a fine strike from Danny Leach put Hailsham ahead three minutes before the interval, and the Stringers were able to hold on after the break to record a victory which takes them above the West Sussex club to 18th in the table.

It was also Hailsham’s first win since victory over local rivals Crowborough Athletic at the start of the month.

The Reserves, meanwhile, hosted Newhaven at a sleet-lashed Beaconsfield and were also 1-0 winners.

Jacob Stevens scored the only goal of the game with an effort from wide on the left that nestled into the bottom corner.

The Stringers’ 1st XI visit Shoreham on Saturday, while the Reserves are again at home when they host Seaford Town in the Reserve Section (East).