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Haywards Heath Town FC
Lancing FC
Lancing FC win 3 - 4 on penalties.
T McCreadie (12'), M Miller (52'), C Saunders (89')
Full time
S Chamberlain (37' OG), L Finney (40', 73'), T Watson (118' Sent Off)
Tue 31 Oct 19:45 - Cup Attendance 86

Heath Exit RUR Cup on Penalties

Heath came from behind twice to take the match into extra time but after 120 minutes Lancing progressed 3-2 on penalties

The Blues exit the RUR Charity Cup in the third round at the hands of Lancing at Hanbury Stadium

The SCFL's form team Lancing, came to Hanbury Stadium looking to take their good run into this cup tie. Heath were coming off the back of a disappointing 1-0 loss at Horsham YMCA at the weekend, their first defeat after recording seven wins in a row.


Heath took the lead in the 13th minute through a Trevor McCreadie penalty after he was bundled over by Lancing's David Marsh. The defender was fortunate to only receive a caution as he was the last man.

The game was then turned on its head in the space of three minutes without Lancing having a shot on target!

First, Scott Chamberlain headed the ball through his own net in the 37th minute to bring Lancing level at one a piece. Then former Heath winger Lewis Finney got the goal he so desperately wanted, but it took a wicked deflection to loop over goalkeeper Simon Lehkyj. The visitors went in at the break with a 2-1 lead.

Max Miller equalised for the home side eight minutes into the second half as he slid in at the far post to put away Jamie Weston's brillant deep cross from out on the left.

Lancing were then awarded what looked to be a soft penalty, and it was that man Lewis Finney who stepped up to score from the spot in the 73rd minute to put Lancing back in the lead.

Heath weren't done yet though. Captain Tom Graves floated a ball to the edge of the area which was nodded on by Joel Daly to the feet of Callum Saunders who - making only his second substitute appearance of the season after a long injury layoff - scored in the 89th minute to take the game into extra time.

During the additional thirty minute period, all the best chances fell to Heath, and in particular Max Miller, but try hard as they did, they just couldn't get the ball over the line. Lancing's Tom Watson was shown a straight red card for a bad tackle late in the second period.

It went to the lottery of a penalty shoot-out, where surprisingly both Jamie Weston and Callum Saunders missed their spot kicks. Lancing goalkeeper Tyler D'Cruz scored the winning penalty past his opposite number to win it 4-3.

Heath Man of the Match - Karly Akehurst - non stop work rate and well deserved.

After the game, Heath Manager Shaun Saunders said:
"I'm thoroughly disappointed to go out of the cup tonight. We again had enough chances to win it, but luck wasn't on our side after the own goal, a heavily deflected shot and a penalty against us. Then to go to the lottery of penalties, it just wasn't our night tonight!"

Key moments

12:00
Goal Trevor McCreadie scores for Haywards Heath Town FC
37:00
Own Goal Scott Chamberlain scores an own goal
40:00
Goal Lewis Finney scores for Lancing FC
52:00
Goal Max Miller scores for Haywards Heath Town FC
73:00
Goal Lewis Finney scores for Lancing FC
89:00
Goal Callum Saunders scores for Haywards Heath Town FC
90:00 +28:00
Red Card Tom Watson is sent off for Lancing FC

Highlights

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90:00 +30:00 Player of the Match
Karly Akehurst is awarded player of the match for Haywards Heath Town FC
90:00 +28:00 Red Card 3 - 3
Tom Watson is sent off for Lancing FC
90:00 Sub Off
Alfie Rogers is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town FC
90:00 Sub On
George Hayward is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town FC
89:00 Assist
Joel Daly makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town FC
89:00 Goal 3 - 3
Callum Saunders scores for Haywards Heath Town FC
87:00 Yellow Card
Lucas Tredrea is yellow carded for Lancing FC
80:00 Sub On
Joel Daly is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town FC
80:00 Sub Off
Trevor McCreadie is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town FC
77:00 Yellow Card
Elliott Finney is yellow carded for Lancing FC
73:00 Yellow Card
Luc Doherty is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town FC
73:00 Goal 2 - 3
Lewis Finney scores for Lancing FC
62:00 Sub Off
Omar Bukleb is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town FC
62:00 Sub On
Callum Saunders is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town FC
61:00 Yellow Card
Lewis Finney is yellow carded for Lancing FC
56:00 Yellow Card
David Sharman is yellow carded for Lancing FC
52:00 Goal 2 - 2
Max Miller scores for Haywards Heath Town FC
52:00 Assist
Jamie Weston makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town FC
42:00 Yellow Card
Max Miller is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town FC
40:00 Goal 1 - 2
Lewis Finney scores for Lancing FC
37:00 Own Goal 1 - 1
Scott Chamberlain scores an own goal
12:00 Yellow Card
David Marsh is yellow carded for Lancing FC
12:00 Assist
Trevor McCreadie makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town FC
12:00 Goal 1 - 0
Trevor McCreadie scores for Haywards Heath Town FC
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As it happened

  • Haywards Heath Town FC
  • Lancing FC
  • 0
  • Trevor McCreadie Goal 12:00'
  • Trevor McCreadie Assist 12:00'
  • David Marsh Yellow Card 12:00'
  • Scott Chamberlain Own Goal 37:00'
  • Lewis Finney Goal 40:00'
  • Max Miller Yellow Card 42:00'
  • Max Miller Goal 52:00'
  • Jamie Weston Assist 52:00'
  • David Sharman Yellow Card 56:00'
  • Lewis Finney Yellow Card 61:00'
  • Omar Bukleb Sub Off 62:00'
  • Callum Saunders Sub On 62:00'
  • Luc Doherty Yellow Card 73:00'
  • Lewis Finney Goal 73:00'
  • Elliott Finney Yellow Card 77:00'
  • Trevor McCreadie Sub Off 80:00'
  • Joel Daly Sub On 80:00'
  • Lucas Tredrea Yellow Card 87:00'
  • Callum Saunders Goal 89:00'
  • Joel Daly Assist 89:00'
  • George Hayward Sub On 90:00'
  • Alfie Rogers Sub Off 90:00'
  • Tom Watson Red Card 90:00 +28:00'
  • Karly Akehurst Player of the Match 90:00 +30:00'

Team selection

Lehkyj, Simon Lehkyj, Simon
Doherty, Luc Doherty, Luc
Graves, Tom Graves, Tom
Weston, Jamie Weston, Jamie
King, Jahmahl King, Jahmahl
Bukleb, Omar Bukleb, Omar
Miller, Max Miller, Max
Chamberlain, Scott Chamberlain, Scott
McCreadie, Trevor McCreadie, Trevor
Rogers, Alfie Rogers, Alfie
Akehurst, Karly Akehurst, Karly
Lancing FC
  • 1. Tyler D’Cruz
  • 2. Bradley Donaldson
  • 3. Louis Pittock
  • 4. Elliott Finney
  • 5. David Sharman
  • 6. David Marsh
  • 7. Tom Watson
  • 8. Mike Williamson
  • 9. Will Berry
  • 10. Lucas Tredrea
  • 11. Lewis Finney
  • 12. James Wotherspoon
  • 13. Magic Sibanda
  • 14. Arther Rawlinson
  • 15. George Rudwick

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