Roffey FC take comfort from cup ambitions

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Roffey can take solace in their remaining cup ambitions after being knocked out of the Sussex Intermediate Cup by East Sussex League Premier Division side Langney Sports.

Manager Dan Redman admitted his side were outclassed on the day, but with a Division 3 knockout Cup quarter final tie to come, says Roffey can still taste cup success this year.

Redman said: “I would have liked to have got through to the next round, I thought we might have had a chance in that competition. But it’s a hard one, and we are still in the Division 3 Cup, I would hope we could make it into the semi finals, we are going to have a go at it.”

In their first match since November 17, Roffey made a bright start, and could have been out of sight before even conceding. Jason Barbour, with a header, Gareth Standing with a long range shot, and Chris Dumbrill all hit the crossbar.

Two well worked goals and an unfortunate own goal for Kyle Mitchell-Harris then gave Wanderers the advantage before Roffey were hit on the break when chasing the game.

Redman added: “It did not help that we had not played for such a long time. But to be fair to them, they were the better side, they put their chances away and we didn;t create enough up front as a team.”