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Hassocks
Haywards Heath Town
J Badger (2')
Full time
T McCreadie (23', 63', 77'), C Saunders (45')
Tue 26 Dec 11:00 - SCFL - Premier Division Attendance 150

Heath Bring Festive Cheer in Mid Sussex Derby

Heath bounced back from consecutive defeats with a good 4-1 win over Hassocks despite being a goal down after 2 minutes.

Heath players were left shaking their heads when there hosts Hassocks took the lead within two minutes, Heath did not react to a short corner and as the ball was put into the Heath box several chances were not taken to clear the ball and Jordan Badger turned it into the back of the net.

Hassocks 1-0 Heath

Heath struggled to get any rhythm going in the opening 10 minutes and the hosts seemed good value for their lead with tidy Football although they failed to test Simon Lehkyj in the Heath goal.

On 22 minutes Callum Saunders sent in a free kick towards the Hassocks penalty spot, Alex Laing went over and the referee pointed to the spot signalling a clear push despite the Home protests. Trevor McCreadie stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way.

Hassocks 1-1 Heath

The goal certainly gave Heath a lift as they started to search for the third goal of the game but some resilient defending with well timed blocks and a smart save from Arron Agate kept the score line level.

With the game firmly into time added on at the end of the half, some good work in the right saw Alex Laing cross deep and find Callum Saunders who headed back across goal and into the corner for a slender half time lead.

Half Time Hassocks 1-2 Heath

Heath certainly came out the brighter of the two sides in the second half, an early yellow card for Callum Saunders was one of only two shown in what was a well contested match but never over the top from either sets of players.

With 64 minutes played Karly Akehurst put a ball over the top and as the Hassocks defender Josh Tuch heistated just enough to let Heath striker Trevor McCreadie pounce and he made no mistake from 12 yards out finding the opposite corner with a good finish.

Hassocks 1-3 Heath

With clear daylight between the two sides Heath made a double substitution on 69 minutes, Alfie Rogers replaced Alex Laing and Jamie Weston was replaced by Adebola Sotoyinbo (Ollie) making his Heath debut after transferring from Eastbourne Utd prior to Christmas.

Simon Lehkyj was called into action with just less than 15 minutes remaining, the Hassocks striker latched onto a loose ball but the Heath number one was out quick to make a good save at the expense of a corner.

It was the debutante that had a hand in Heath's 4th of the morning and Trevor McCreadie's hat trick. After a good run Adebola Sotoyinbo threaded a good ball in to Trevor McCreadie and he finished well in tho the opposite corner after getting to the ball ahead of the Hassocks keeper.

Hassocks 1 - 4 Heath

Callum Saunders then gave way for Max Miller to return to action after a substantial lay of through injury.

Heath then managed the game on to 90 minutes with nothing clear cut for either side that meant the vital 3 points were going back to Hanbury.

Full Time Hassocks 1 - 4 Heath

Man Of The Match - Trevor McCreadie - Picking up his 4th hat trick this season and 7th in his time at Heath

Afterwards manager Shaun Saunders said "really please to get back to winning ways, it was a sloppy start from us but i'm really pleased how we reacted and took our goals today. We can now start to prepare for another tough test against Peacehaven on Saturday".

Full Set of Photos from today’s game by Grahame Lehkyj can be viewed on his Flickr site by clicking HERE

Next Match - Heath Vs Peacehaven - Saturday 30th December 2017 - 3pm KO

Trevor McCreadie

Player of the Match

Trevor McCreadie

Key moments

2:00
Goal Jordan Badger scores for Hassocks
23:00
Goal Trevor McCreadie scores for Haywards Heath Town
45:00
Goal Callum Saunders scores for Haywards Heath Town
63:00
Goal Trevor McCreadie scores for Haywards Heath Town
77:00
Goal Trevor McCreadie scores for Haywards Heath Town

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Trevor McCreadie is awarded player of the match for Haywards Heath Town
78:00 Sub On
Max Miller is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
78:00 Sub Off
Callum Saunders is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
77:00 Goal 1 - 4
Trevor McCreadie scores for Haywards Heath Town
77:00 Assist
Adebola Sotoyinbo makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town
70:00 Sub On
Alfie Rogers is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
70:00 Sub Off
Jamie Weston is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
69:00 Sub Off
Alex Laing is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
69:00 Sub On
Adebola Sotoyinbo is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
63:00 Assist
Karly Akehurst makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town
63:00 Goal 1 - 3
Trevor McCreadie scores for Haywards Heath Town
48:00 Yellow Card
Callum Saunders is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town
45:00 Goal 1 - 2
Callum Saunders scores for Haywards Heath Town
45:00 Assist
A player makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town
23:00 Assist
A player makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town
23:00 Goal 1 - 1
Trevor McCreadie scores for Haywards Heath Town
2:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jordan Badger scores for Hassocks
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Hassocks
  • Haywards Heath Town
  • 0
  • Jordan Badger Goal 2:00'
  • Trevor McCreadie Goal 23:00'
  • Assist 23:00'
  • Callum Saunders Goal 45:00'
  • Assist 45:00'
  • Callum Saunders Yellow Card 48:00'
  • Trevor McCreadie Goal 63:00'
  • Karly Akehurst Assist 63:00'
  • Adebola Sotoyinbo Sub On 69:00'
  • Alex Laing Sub Off 69:00'
  • Jamie Weston Sub Off 70:00'
  • Alfie Rogers Sub On 70:00'
  • Trevor McCreadie Goal 77:00'
  • Adebola Sotoyinbo Assist 77:00'
  • Callum Saunders Sub Off 78:00'
  • Max Miller Sub On 78:00'

Team selection

Lehkyj, Simon Lehkyj, Simon
Daly, Joel Daly, Joel
King, Jahmahl King, Jahmahl
Weston, Jamie Weston, Jamie
Cooper, Nathan Cooper, Nathan
Rogers, Bailie Rogers, Bailie
Saunders, Callum Saunders, Callum
Akehurst, Karly Akehurst, Karly
Laing, Alex Laing, Alex
McCreadie, Trevor McCreadie, Trevor
Chamberlain, Scott Chamberlain, Scott
Hassocks
  • 1. Arron Agate
  • 2. Joe Maskell
  • 3. Jordan Badger
  • 4. Spencer Slaughter
  • 5. Josh Tuck
  • 6. James Westlake
  • 7. Harry Mills
  • 8. Matt Berridge
  • 9. Charlie Pitcher
  • 10. George Galbraith-Gibbons
  • 11. Bradley Bant
  • 12. Kieran Dimelow
  • 13. Ben O’Leary
  • 14. Dan Stokes
  • 15. Phil Wickwar

League round up

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Haywards Heath Town 38 83
2. Three Bridges 38 82
3. Pagham 38 75
4. Horsham YMCA 38 71
5. Eastbourne Town 38 69
6. Chichester City 38 68
7. Peacehaven & Tels. 38 68

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