Stone the Crows! Selsey’s awayday joy continues

Adam Hinshelwood, manager of Selsey  Picture by Chris Hatton
Adam Hinshelwood, manager of Selsey Picture by Chris Hatton

Selsey stretched their incredible away record to an impressive four consecutive wins with a decisive 2-1 victory over Crowborough Athletic in division one of the Sussex League.

The Blues’ incredible away run began last month with their 4-0 demolition of Worthing United and since then has seen big victories against Arundel, Littlehampton and now Crowborough.

Manager Adam Hinslewood said: “When we are away from home we tend to take the game to the opposition and that makes a big difference.

“At home we always seem to be chasing games because we let in silly goals, so it made a change not having to come from behind”.

Selsey struck first when, in the fourth minute, Ryan Morey broke free after a long clearance from defence and the winger made no mistake with a delightful chip over goalkeeper Nick Collick.

Crowborough were stunned and Selsey took full advantage in the 11th minute as a well-worked corner routine gave Dan Martin an opportunity to shoot and the striker finished emphatically, finding the top corner from 16 yards out.

The Blues continued to press but the half-time break proved a turning point for the Crows, who came back fighting after the restart.

The home side almost pulled one back when Elliot Wood broke free but it was not until the 82nd minute that Crowborough finally found the net when Jason Barton converted a rebound from a Scott Taylor free-kick.

The result saw Selsey move up to fifth leaders East Preston and mid-table Rye United.

Hinslewood believes his team can make the most of their current form saying: “It’s a good feeling to be where we are in the table but it would be nicer to be there or higher come the end of the season.

“We have a tough schedule with away games but we can be confident when we are away from home”.

JAMES ROBINSON

East Preston 1 Selsey 1 (EP win 4-3 on pens)

John O’Hara League Cup R3

Rob Wimble’s goal took this tie to extra-time - but the Blues bowed out on penalties, missing four out of seven to EP’s three.

Selsey get back to league action this weekend when they visit Rye. They host Haywards Heath next Tuesday in the RUR Cup.

Rye 2 Pagham 2

Sussex League division one

A lively second half ended with the Lions coming home with a share of the spoils.

New boy Josh Clack put John Price’s team ahead on the hour before Oliver Lockyer levelled 12 minutes later.

Almost immediately, Joe Briggs restored Pagham’s lead, but Ben Billings pounced for a point for Rye on 83 minutes.

The Lions visit Crowborough on Saturday.

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