Billingshurst smash 11 in thumping win

JPCT 080912 Football,  Billingshurst v TD Shipley. Photo by Derek Martin
JPCT 080912 Football, Billingshurst v TD Shipley. Photo by Derek Martin

Billingshurst manager Mark Betts declared there was a chasm between the two sides after watching his team smash 11 past a beleaguered Storrington Reserves in the Second Round of the Wentworth Cup.

Billingshurst manager Mark Betts declared there was a chasm between the two sides after watching his team smash 11 past a beleaguered Storrington Reserves in the Second Round of the Wentworth Cup.

Darren Annis helped himself to a double hat-trick, which included an audacious chip and a 25 yard free kick, while midfielder Nick Tilley scored a hat-trick himself and centre backs Oli Lambkin (a header) and Pete Proto (free kick) also got on the scoresheet.

Hurst were rampant in the second half after Storrington’s goalkeeper had to replaced by an outfield player, as they built on a 2-0 lead.

“People say we are on a par with County reserve Football at intermediate level, there was a chasm between us.
“We were just too strong for them. I have to give credit to the lads, there was no showboating and from the front to the back there was a terrific spirit between the two sides,” Betts said.

Goals from Annis and Tilley had put Billingshurst in front at the break and both ran riot in the second half - Tilley completing his hat trick on 72 minutes, and Annis’ sixth came five minutes from time.

Betts said: “Darren is a natural goalscorer, he is cool as a cucumber.”