Saxons held by struggling Southwick

South Saxons Hockey Club was held to a disappointing 3-3 draw away to Southwick on Saturday.

Saxons fell behind 10 minutes into their latest South Hockey League Sussex Area - Division One fixture, but Jamie Busbridge equalised following a trademark run by Toby Reed.

Southwick had two players sin-binned at the same time during the first half, and although Saxons didn’t score during that period, Paddy Cornish tapped home to put them 2-1 ahead at the interval.

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The hosts had another player sin-binned during the second half, yet still managed to take a 3-2 lead. Man of the match Reed, by this stage struggling with an ankle injury, salvaged a draw five minutes from time.

Saxons: Deaves, Watters, Reed, Ford, S. Bunday, Cornish, Burnett, G. Eldridge, Cload, Coombs, Busbridge, Draper.

Standings (all played six matches): 1 Lewes II 18pts, 2 Penguin 15, 3 SOUTH SAXONS 13, 4 Lewes III 13, 5 East Grinstead IV 7, 6 Brighton & Hove III 7, 7 Crowborough 7, 8 Middleton & Bognor 6, 9 Worthing III 6, 10 Eastbourne III 5, 11 Southwick 4, 12 Crawley II 3.