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Haywards Heath Town FC
Chichester City FC
A Laing (27'), K Akehurst (35'), C Saunders (86' Sent Off)
Full time
Tue 22 Jan 19:45 - Cup Attendance 74

Heath into Final of RUR Cup

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Heath overcame a decent Chichester side to book their place in the final of the RUR Cup

Heath knocked out current RUR cup holders Chichester with a workman like performance on a cold night at Hanbury.

The visitors are riding high at the top of the SCFL and showed quality throughout as Heath were tested over the 90 minutes.

The first half saw little goal mouth action although it was Chi who had the first attempt on target with Josh Heyburn getting down well to hold on well to a low drive from a free kick.

Against the balance of play Heath opened the scoring when Melford Simpson flicked the ball on and Alex Laing got in front of his marker and toe poked the ball past the on coming keeper.

Heath then doubled their lead in the 35th minute as Melford Simpson retrieved a over hit corner and put the ball into the box with Karly Akehurst acrobatically turning the ball in.

Half Time Heath 2-0 Chichester City

Both sides looked to up the anti in the second half with Alex Laing firing wide early on and then at the other end some good interplay released the Chi front man but he couldn't keep his effort down.

Byron Napper nearly added to his goal tally on the hour as from 40 yards spotted the keeper off his line and but for some fast feet just preventing the ball crossing the line from under the bar.

Chances came at both ends with Chi just firing wide and Melford Simpson having a header easily saved.

The Heath back line of Sean Roddy, Luke Robinson, Nathan Cooper and Josh Spinks continued to hold firm and deal what Chi threw at them.

With 6 minutes remaining Heath were reduced to 10 men as Callum Saunders slid for a ball on the line following an indirect free kick and caught the man, yellow seemed right but red somewhat harsh.

Heath saw out the remaining minutes and 6 added on to book their place in the final to be hosted at Lancing on 1st May

Full Time - Heath 2 - 0 Chichester City

Key moments

27:00
Goal Alex Laing scores for Haywards Heath Town FC
35:00
Goal Karly Akehurst scores for Haywards Heath Town FC
86:00
Red Card Callum Saunders is sent off for Haywards Heath Town FC

Highlights

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89:01 Sub On
Alusine Bangura is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town FC
89:01 Sub Off
Alex Laing is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town FC
89:00 Sub On
Tyrese Gray-Branford is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town FC
89:00 Sub Off
Sean Roddy is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town FC
86:00 Red Card 2 - 0
Callum Saunders is sent off for Haywards Heath Town FC
78:00 Yellow Card
Alex Laing is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town FC
76:00 Sub On
Omar Folkes is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town FC
76:00 Sub Off
Melford Simpson is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town FC
71:00 Yellow Card
Andrew Dalhouse is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town FC
62:00 Sub Off
Josh Clack is substituted off for Chichester City FC
62:00 Sub On
Sam Ndlouv is substituted on for Chichester City FC
35:00 Goal 2 - 0
Karly Akehurst scores for Haywards Heath Town FC
35:00 Assist
Melford Simpson makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town FC
27:00 Goal 1 - 0
Alex Laing scores for Haywards Heath Town FC
27:00 Assist
Melford Simpson makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town FC
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As it happened

  • Haywards Heath Town FC
  • Chichester City FC
  • 0
  • Alex Laing Goal 27:00'
  • Melford Simpson Assist 27:00'
  • Karly Akehurst Goal 35:00'
  • Melford Simpson Assist 35:00'
  • Josh Clack Sub Off 62:00'
  • Sam Ndlouv Sub On 62:00'
  • Andrew Dalhouse Yellow Card 71:00'
  • Melford Simpson Sub Off 76:00'
  • Omar Folkes Sub On 76:00'
  • Alex Laing Yellow Card 78:00'
  • Callum Saunders Red Card 86:00'
  • Sean Roddy Sub Off 89:00'
  • Tyrese Gray-Branford Sub On 89:00'
  • Alex Laing Sub Off 89:01'
  • Alusine Bangura Sub On 89:01'

Team selection

Heyburn, Josh Heyburn, Josh
Roddy, Sean Roddy, Sean
Cooper, Nathan Cooper, Nathan
Laing, Alex Laing, Alex
Spinks, Josh Spinks, Josh
Robinson, Luke Robinson, Luke
Saunders, Callum Saunders, Callum
Akehurst, Karly Akehurst, Karly
Dalhouse, Andrew Dalhouse, Andrew
Simpson, Melford Simpson, Melford
Napper, Byron Napper, Byron
Chichester City FC
  • 1. Jordan Matthews
  • 2. Ryan Peake
  • 3. Rob Hutchings
  • 4. Max Axell
  • 5. Connor Cody
  • 6. Ben Pashley
  • 7. Josh Clack
  • 8. Rory Biggs
  • 9. Roman Krumphoiz
  • 10. Ross Edwards
  • 11. Kaleem Haitham
  • 12. Theo Bennetts
  • 13. James Callnon
  • 14. Luke Wallis
  • 15. Sam Ndlouv
  • 16. Lorenzo Dolcetti

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