Town back to winning ways against Suter’s ex-assistant

Steyning Town's Callum Towse
Steyning Town's Callum Towse

Steyning Town ended a run of four straight defeats with victory away at Haywards Heath on Saturday.

It came at an excellent time for Town boss John Suter as he faced off against former assistant Ryan Andrews, who had left The Barrowmen in the summer to take over the reigns at Heath.

Despite a number of players making the switch to Heath with Andrews in the summer, just two made the starting line up on Saturday.

It was Town summer signing that made an immediate impact, however, as leading scorer Chad Milner, on his return from injury, opened the scoring on six minutes with a tame effort that went in between goalkeeper Paul Upfield’s legs.

That settled down the visitors and almost doubled the lead nine minutes later as Ryan Warr shot narrowly wide.

Former Town striker Rob Clark and Jordan Peskett started to make inroads up front, and on 25 minutes, Aaron Jeal saved well to keep out Peskett.

At the other end, an unmarked Callum Towse headed a Lee Early cross over the bar, while Kris Harding shot wide when through on goal.

In the 43rd minute the second goal arrived when Ryan Warr drilled a low shot into the bottom left corner of the Heath net.

The second-half started with the hosts showing a strong determination to get back into the game with Clark and Peskett causing problems, and striking the Town upright.

Midway through the half, substitute Lewis Levoi almost hit a third with a strong effort from a decent pass by Harding.

At the other end, Jeal made two good saves, before Callum Towse wrapped up the scoring with a cool chip with four minutes left on the clock.

Steyning: Jeal, Early, Pickup, Smith, Parsons, Dodd, Harding, Boxall, Chad Milner, Towse, Warr. Subs: Curt Milner, Towler, Levoi, Hare.