It’s a bad day at the office for Midhurst

Midhurst, in blue, during a tough afternoon at home to Storrington PICTURE BY KATE SHEMILT C131355-4
Midhurst, in blue, during a tough afternoon at home to Storrington PICTURE BY KATE SHEMILT C131355-4

IT was a bad day at the office for Midhurst on Saturday as the first team lost their Sussex League division two clash 5-1 against Storrington – and the 2nd XI suffered defeat by the same scoreline at Roffey.

Storrington visited Midhurst with four points from six games, while their hosts, who were bottom had three points from eight.

Midhurst kicked off but within four minutes Chris Watton took advantage of slack defending and Patrick Cowell had no chance of preventing a goal. Midhurst looked unsettled and another goal after ten minutes caused the small band of supporters some concern. Twenty minutes had elapsed when Joe Howard was on hand to convert Alex Forsey’s pass and the visitors were further ahead.

Midhurst made positional changes which brought club captain Gary Norgate more into the game and Nathan Casselton worked hard to provide a pass which Norgate netted.

Midhurst were lifted by this goal but it was Marcus Robertshaw who made the next goal and Storrington were fully in command at half-time.

The visitor’s fifth and final goal was scored by Ash Minter as the visitors, went home very satisfied with their afternoons work.