Midadje could 'only but commend' Billingshurst's display despite Selsey loss

Billingshurst's Jeffrey Mahadoo (left). Picture by Steve Robards.
Billingshurst's Jeffrey Mahadoo (left). Picture by Steve Robards.

Richard Midadje could ‘only but commend’ Billingshurst’s performance despite losing 2-0 at home to Selsey in Division 1 on Saturday.

Goals in each half from Jordan Warren secured victory for the visitors as sub Derrick Kaboggozza saw red.

Midadje said: “Saturday’s game was a case of a threadbare team chosen to face a strong side due to player’s ill-discipline and discontent, to which their frustrations have been aimed at myself.

“The side I put out, to only lose 2-0 to a strong Selsey by two silly errors, I can only but commend their efforts.”

Warren opened the scoring on 15 minutes after breaking clear and prodding past ‘Hurst keeper Martin Hopkins.

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On the stroke of half-time Ryan Morey thought he made it two but, after consultation between the officials, the goal was ruled out despite initially having been given.

Two minutes into the second-half and Warren doubled the advantage as he volleyed home from a Callum Dowdell corner.

Kaboggozza was then sent-off on 74 minutes after a poor tackle on Tom Atkinson.

‘Hurst’s search for their first win under Midadje continues as they host AFC Varndeanians on Saturday.

‘Hurst: Hopkins, Bradshaw, Collier, Sleat, Luzinda, Bowles, Bichard, Mahadoo, Hands, Tilley, Bryant. Subs: Kaboggozza, Midadje.