Storrington frustration at inconsistency

HOR 221108 Football. Storrington v Southwick -photo by steve cobb
HOR 221108 Football. Storrington v Southwick -photo by steve cobb

RICK Hamilton says he may have to consider his position as manager of County League side Storrington at the end of the season as his frustrations at the side’s inconsistency build.

In midweek, the Swans saw off Chichester City in the Brighton Charity Cup, but with the same 11 players went down 3-0 to a Bexhill side which read like a who’s who of former Conference and Ryman League players.

And Hamilton admits the inconsistent results leave him at a complete loss.

He said: “Maybe I have to reconsider my position at the end of the season to see if I have taken things as far as they will go. I don’t seem to be able to inspire the players.

“Bexhill were a big, physical side and we didn’t deal with it.”

Erratic refreeing decisions did little to lighten Hamilton’s mood - he felt Swans should have had two penalties, one for a tug on Tim Martin and another for handball. Bexhill’s opener came when Scott McDonald side footed in from eight yards, and that lead was doubled when Andrew Atkin’s shot was ruled over the line despite a stunning double save from Gary Elliott. Kenny Pogue wrapped it up 12 minutes from time.

Craig Grantham squandered Storrington’s best chance, dragging his shot wide when clean through.