BEN BISSETT scored his third goal in three games as Loxwood earned a point at Seaford Town on Saturday.
The Magpies were forced to settle for a draw at the end of an entertaining contest which both sides clearly wanted to win. After a sluggish start which saw Barry Hunter’s men go behind, Bissett levelled before the break and although both sides had chances to win it, Matt Hoyte saw the pick of those go begging in the dying minutes.
Hunter said: “Both teams would have been disappointed to have lost the game, it was very open and there were lots of competitive battles. It’s a tough place to go and we had not got anything on our two pervious visits there, we were two very evenly matched teams.”
Loxwood have developed a habit this season of starting slowly, and it happened again on Saturday, where Seaford dominated the opening exchanges.
A glancing header on 15 minutes gave the hosts the lead, and Loxwood mustered a good reply, going on to boss the remainder of the half. Ten minutes before half time, they were level, as Bissett produced a smart finish from ten yards.
Claude Pett might have made it 2-1 at the break but for a good save, and it carried on like that for the second half. Chris Coles pushed a header over the bar and Hoyte saw a shot sneak wide with just the keeper to beat.
Hunter added: “We are really competing now and making it hard for teams to beat us.”
Loxwood (4-4-2): Coles; Awcock, Hirschfield, Magnus, Simester; Holvey, Lambkin, Pett, Hoyte; Bissett, Gulyas (Hutchings 60).