Billingshurst's good league form continues with win over Storrington

Billingshurst’s  good league form continued on Saturday with a deserved 2-1 win over local rivals Storrington.

Sunday, 4th October 2020, 7:28 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th October 2020, 7:32 pm
Celebrating Sam Bull's goal. Picture by Iain Gibson

There were early chances for both sides when first Robbie Tambling mistimed a header from a corner and put it over the bar; Luis Correia made a good block to stop Storrington scoring and Jahobi Maher then had a great strike that was saved by Storrington goalkeeper Elliott.

After 35 minutes Billlingshurst took the lead when Eddie French won a header from a corner which dropped to Nick Tilley who provided the assist for Sam Bull to finish.

The home side continued to create chances and Maher, Jermaine Beer and Bull all had great opportunities to increase the lead. A combination of average finishing alongside some excellent ‘keeping from Elliott kept the score down. Inevitably just before half-time Storrington equalised when Archie Thorpe broke free and finished well from the edge of the box.

Billingshurst continued the 2nd half in a similar vein and after 52 mins, Bull flicked the ball over his full back and crossed for French to power a header past Elliott who for once was well beaten.

As the game moved into the last 20 minutes , ‘hurst sat back and the away team started to have the better of the play although they didn’t create any real clear chances. Billingshurst saw out the match to gain a 2-1 victory and keep them in the top 5 in the table.

Manager Lee Spickett said: “Storrington played well but the lads performance meant we deserved to get the 3 points and it was great to see smiling faces all around the club after the game”.

Billingshurst now have two challenging cup games this week with a midweek trip to Eastbourne United in the Sussex Senior Cup followed by a home game in the Buildbase FA Vase against Jersey Bulls

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