Steyning rub Salt into the wounds with home victory

SH 291114 Football:  Steyning Town FC v Saltdean. photo by Derek Martin SUS-140112-125417002
SH 291114 Football: Steyning Town FC v Saltdean. photo by Derek Martin SUS-140112-125417002

A comfortable 3-0 home win for Steyning had manager John Suter hailing debutant Marcus Robertshaw and the returning Mo Shuga’a on Saturday.

Three second-half goals from Rob Clark, Robertshaw and Lewis Levoi helped Steyning win their first match after a blip of two successive defeats.

United made a bright start but were unable to find the net, while Robertshaw and Chad Milner combined well, but the latter’s shot was saved from close range by Tigers keeper Steve Allfrey.

The lively Shuga’a, who had just returned to the club from Crawley Down Gatwick, blasted just over the bar from the edge of the box.

The score remained 0-0 until the very early stages of the second period. A neat through-ball from Matt Dodd sent Robertshaw racing clear to chip the ball over the advancing Allfrey. Clark got the second with a rasping drive high in to the net and the third came when substitute Levoi headed in from a precise Milner free-kick.

Suter was delighted with the impact of his newcomers and said: “It was a good performance, a well-deserved win and a satisfactory debut for our two new players, who played well. But then everyone played well, it was a team effort.”