Bears recover to grab a point at early-season strugglers Selsey

Sport Football. Sussex County League Division 1. Broadbridge Heath v Shoreham. Action from the match. Picture: Liz Pearce. LP200914BHS07 SUS-140920-200143008
Sport Football. Sussex County League Division 1. Broadbridge Heath v Shoreham. Action from the match. Picture: Liz Pearce. LP200914BHS07 SUS-140920-200143008

Broadbridge Heath are still unbeaten away from home this season but had to come from behind twice to draw away to struggling Selsey on Tuesday night.

It was Selsey who broke the deadlock when a long throw found it’s way to the far post through some poor defending and it was met by an onrushing Ben Kemplen, who slotted the ball home.

The 1-0 scoreline was to remain until the break with Heath’s only noteworthy chance falling to Jack Holmes who’s tame shot was easily collected by the Selsey keeper on the half-hour mark.

Whatever was said at half-time by manager Steve Painter worked because Heath looked a different side in the second period.

The equaliser came 10 minutes after the restart as Mark Bevan’s corner was met by Jamie Wantsall, who guided the ball into the back of the net.Now on the front foot, Heath were caught out when a cross found its way to Selsey’s Jamie Parsons, who nipped in between two defenders to score, putting Selsey back in front.

After some sustained Heath pressure, Jack McNab scored the equaliser converting another Bevan cross on 70 minutes with a header from eight yards out.

Minutes later Heath finally took the lead when Piers Mcdermott’s cross picked out Ollie Moore, who managed to guide the ball into the back of the net.

As Heath went about putting the game out of reach for Selsey they conceded a free-kick on the edge of their area, which was exquisitely converted by Selsey’s Parson to draw the game level, and that was how the score remained.

The result leaves Heath 11th in the table ahead of the visit of second-bottom Hailsham on Saturday.

Heath: Fisher, Chester, Bevan, Attwater, Howard, Waddingham, Moore, McDermott, Holmes (Legrange 46), McNab (Whiting 75), Wanstall.