All change at Steyning after derby defeat

STEYNING boss Dave Shearing has promised sweeping changes to his side in the wake of Saturday’s 4-1 derby defeat to Storrington.

On a tricky surface, Storrington had a more ruthless edge in the final third, as Kristian Harding bagged a brace to inflict Steyning’s 16th league defeat of the Sussex County Division 2 campaign.

And Shearing, who questioned his future at Steyning after last week’s loss to Southwick, insisted he is in it for the long haul and expects to make big changes.

Shearing said: “The performance was better. We played reasonably well and had about 70 per cent of the game.

“But we gave them goals, the defence is not good enough. “We are not that bad going forward, we have some good players. We might get enough points to finish third from bottom, then we can start building for the future.

“Sometimes you have to ask who motivates the motivator, and sometimes I wonder whether it’s me getting it wrong. We have had players here who are not up to the job, and we have to find new ones.”

Storrington boss Ricky Hamilton, who was missing up to seven first teamers, said: “The game was closer than the scoreline suggests, but it did reflect the differences between the two sides.

“We took advantage of Steyning not being at their best and lacking confidence.

“It was a game we were never really in control of, we have to give credit to Steyning, they tried to play football.”