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

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

Monday, 4th March 2019, 3:18 pm
Updated Monday, 4th March 2019, 4:25 pm
Billingshurst's Jeffrey Mahadoo (left). Picture by Steve Robards.

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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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.