Sidlesham 1 Billingshurst 0: Penalty miss costs depleted ‘Hurst a draw

JPCT 12-06-12 S12242010X  Mark Betts. Billingshurst FC -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT 12-06-12 S12242010X Mark Betts. Billingshurst FC -photo by Steve Cobb

Depleted Billingshurst missed a chance to earn a point at Sidlesham.

Darren Annis fluffed his shot from a penalty kick in the closing stages.

The home side took the lead in the 65th minute through a goal by Sidlesham’s Tom Kelly.

Billingshurst were without four regular starters plus both manager Mark Betts who was away on a ski holiday and his assistant due to a tree falling on his van during the storm.

This left coach Steve Sale to take charge alongside chairman Kevin Tilley.

New striker James Morey impressed on his debut, putting a chance narrowly wide.

Also, Chris Osborne was denied a headed goal by Sidlesham’s alert keeper Carl Rogers.