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Bexhill Utd
Haywards Heath Town FC
Full time
J Heyburn (19' Sent Off), N Cooper (64')
Tue 9 Oct 19:45 - Cup Attendance 84

Ten Man Heath through in RUR Cup

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Heath will now face Lancing FC on 30th October after beating Bexhill FC 1-0 this evening

Heath progressed to the 3rd round of the Sussex RUR Charity Cup thanks to a 2nd half header from Nathan Cooper. Bexhill however made Heath work hard for the win despite being two leagues below.

Manager Shaun Saunders used the match to give minutes to players that have not featured much so far this season and several stood out with fine displays.

The first half had several talking points as Kyle Holden of Bexhill could have seen red in the 4th minute with a poor challenge but escaped with a yellow but the same leniency wasn't shown to Josh Heyburn in the Heath goal as he came out of his area to tackle and ended up handling the ball although Bexhill went on to put the ball in the back of the net, the referee had already decided to blow up and issue a red card on 19 minutes.

Sean Roddy donned the gloves and had a fantastic match between the sticks, before this point Luke Robinson went closest for Heath after cutting in his effort was cleared off the line, after the sending off Heath had to readjust and Roddy had to be alert to make several good stops from distance while Heath were firing blanks and not troubling the Bexhill number one.

With the scores all square at half time it was very much a level playing field with Heath reduced on numbers, but it was Heath who controlled the play well and had the best opportunity of the game on 52 minutes as the Bexhill defender handled the ball in the box. Max Miller stepped up but the keeper guessed correctly and made the save to his right.

Roddy was called into action on 60 minutes tipping over a fine effort from distance and it was shortly after this that Heath took the lead in the match, a Max Miller corner was met perfectly by Nathan Cooper who powered his header past the keeper and covering defender on the line with 64 minutes played.

Bexhill 0-1 Heath

Heath used up all three substitutions as they looked to see out the remainder of the match with no more casualties. Bexhill pushed men forwards in search of the equaliser in the final 10 minutes but two excellent stops by Roddy one low to his left that he held onto brilliantly and the other a reaction stop with his feet as the ball came through the crowd kept Heath's noses in front.

Full Time - Bexhill 0-1 Heath

Sean Roddy

Player of the Match

Sean Roddy

Key moments

19:00
Red Card Josh Heyburn is sent off for Haywards Heath Town FC
64:00
Goal Nathan Cooper scores for Haywards Heath Town FC

Highlights

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89:00 Yellow Card
Sammy Bunn is yellow carded for Bexhill Utd
69:00 Sub Off
Luke Robinson is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town FC
69:00 Sub On
Kane Louis is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town FC
67:00 Yellow Card
Lewis Finney is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town FC
64:00 Assist
Max Miller makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town FC
64:00 Goal 0 - 1
Nathan Cooper scores for Haywards Heath Town FC
56:00 Sub Off
Karly Akehurst is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town FC
56:00 Sub On
Lewis Finney is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town FC
56:00 Sub Off
Ansu Janneh is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town FC
56:00 Sub On
Patrick Akwasi is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town FC
44:54 Yellow Card
Patrick Akwasi is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town FC
19:00 Red Card 0 - 0
Josh Heyburn is sent off for Haywards Heath Town FC
3:00 Yellow Card
Kyle Holden is yellow carded for Bexhill Utd
End of period
Clean Sheet Bonus
Sean Roddy keeps a clean sheet for Haywards Heath Town FC
Player of the Match
Sean Roddy is awarded player of the match for Haywards Heath Town FC
Clean Sheet Bonus
Josh Heyburn keeps a clean sheet for Haywards Heath Town FC
Clean Sheet Bonus
Kieran Rowe keeps a clean sheet for Haywards Heath Town FC
Clean Sheet Bonus
Nathan Cooper keeps a clean sheet for Haywards Heath Town FC
Clean Sheet Bonus
Josh Spinks keeps a clean sheet for Haywards Heath Town FC
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As it happened

  • Bexhill Utd
  • Haywards Heath Town FC
  • 0
  • Kyle Holden Yellow Card 3:00'
  • Josh Heyburn Red Card 19:00'
  • Patrick Akwasi Yellow Card 44:54'
  • Karly Akehurst Sub Off 56:00'
  • Lewis Finney Sub On 56:00'
  • Ansu Janneh Sub Off 56:00'
  • Patrick Akwasi Sub On 56:00'
  • Nathan Cooper Goal 64:00'
  • Max Miller Assist 64:00'
  • Lewis Finney Yellow Card 67:00'
  • Luke Robinson Sub Off 69:00'
  • Kane Louis Sub On 69:00'
  • Sammy Bunn Yellow Card 89:00'

Team selection

Heyburn, Josh Heyburn, Josh
Rowe, Kieran Rowe, Kieran
Cooper, Nathan Cooper, Nathan
Miller, Max Miller, Max
Spinks, Josh Spinks, Josh
Roddy, Sean Roddy, Sean
Akwasi, Patrick Akwasi, Patrick
Robinson, Luke Robinson, Luke
Simpson, Melford Simpson, Melford
Janneh, Ansu Janneh, Ansu
Napper, Byron Napper, Byron
Bexhill Utd
  • 1. Dan Rose
  • 2. Connor Robertson
  • 3. Nathan Lopez
  • 4. Craig Mcfarlane
  • 5. Lewis Mcguigan
  • 6. Kyle Holden
  • 7. Jack Shonk
  • 8. Jamie Bunn
  • 9. Wayne Giles (16)
  • 10. Sammy Bunn
  • 11. Jack McLean
  • 12. Craig Ottley
  • 13. . .
  • 14. Gordon Cuddington
  • 15. Liam Foster

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