Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The official Haywards Heath Town FC app

View

First Team - Match centre

Haywards Heath Town
Peacehaven & Tels.
J Daly (35')
Full time
Sat 30 Dec 15:00 - Southern Combination Football League - Premier Division Attendance 138

Heath take important three points at Hanbury in their final game of 2017

It was a reversal of the Bank Holiday Monday score line as Heath took all three points after fine first half finish from Joel Daly

Heath finished the year on a high but it was far from one way traffic as the impressive Peacehaven side made Heath work hard for the win.

After the Boxing Day win at Hassocks there was just one change to the starting line up as Tom Graves returned to the side in place of Joel Daly.

The match had a lively start with the visitors pressing and happy to take the game to Heath but the first chance fell to Heath’s Alex Laing but from distance didn’t test Erikson Aga in the Peacehaven goal who held on easily.

Heath were dealt a blow a minute later when Callum Saunders needed replacing after picking up an injury in the opening minutes and not being able to continue, Joel Daly replaced him with the game barely 7 minutes old.

Although the visitors were having good spells of possession they were failing to find anything in the final third, On 11 minutes Scott Chamberlain nearly caught Aga out striking at goal as the keeper anticipated a cross but the effort fizzed over the bar.

Bailie Rogers picked up the first caution of the afternoon with a late challenge in front of the visitors bench which could have been a different colour to yellow on another day.

Trevor McCreadie almost found Joel Daly with a good ball across the box but Daly failed to get a telling touch and the keeper did well to snuff out the danger.

Peacehaven continued to grow into the game and would have disappointed with a good chance on 24 minutes as Marshall finds space but fires over the bar.

Heath opened the scoring on 35 minutes as Alex Laing played a great reverse ball into the path of Joel Daly who drilled a great strike across Aga into the far corner.

Heath 1-0 Peacehaven

A great run by Alex Laing on 38 minutes saw the Heath striker end up in the referees book as his final touch was heavy as he closed in on goal and his slide for the ball was met at the same time as the keeper collecting it and deemed dangerous.

The visitors finished the half strongly where Heath had to deal with several free kicks, first a ball in was well headed clear, next Ford got his effort on target but it lacked power and finally on the stroke of half time a dangerous free kick about 20 yards was put over the bar by Marshall.


Half Time Heath 1-0 Peacehaven


The second half was 5 minutes old when Alex Laing called Aga into action as his snap strike was well saved low down to the keepers left and out for a Heath corner. The resulting corner saw the ball fall at Tom Graves’ feet but his first time strike was well blocked by the Peacehaven defender.

Heath were almost caught out on 56 minutes and a firm reminder that it was a slim lead as LeGrange put a ball in that seemed to elude everyone and need hacking off the Heath line.

With an hour played Heath were again forced into a substitution as Nathan Cooper landed awkwardly after taking a knock in mid air and Max Miller came on with the shape having to move around.

Both sides had chances as the half progressed; Lloyd got a shot away for the visitors but went harmlessly wide before Trevor McCreadie was unable to make a good connection at the other end to test Aga.

On 71 minutes Ford for the visitors struck from 18 yards but straight at Simon Lehkyj in the Heath goal. Karly Akehurst then saw an effort well blocked and following the Heath corner Max Miller dragged his shot wide of the goal.

Alex Laing made way for George Hayward on 76 minutes as Heath made their final change of the afternoon.

As the match entered the final 10 minutes a Peacehaven freekick fell to Allen but he could only strike straight at Lehkyj for a simple stop.

Two final chances in the match came to Heath as first a strike from Scott Chamberlain fired over the bar from 20 yards out and then on the stroke of full time Trevor McCreadie worked some space but his strike whistled past the far post.

Full Time Heath 1-0 Peacehaven

Man of the Match – Karly Akehurst – Covered the whole pitch once again playing with his heart on his sleeve.

Afterwards manager Shaun Saunders said “It was really difficult opponents we have overcome today, the are a young and hungry side with plenty of energy but we raised our game and importantly got the clean sheet that I demand from the team, Joel took his goal well and it was enough for us to bag the three points today ”.

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

Next Match –Brighton & Hove Albion U23’s – Tuesday 2nd January 7:45pm Kick Off – Hanbury

Karly Akehurst

Player of the Match

Karly Akehurst

Key moments

35:00
Goal Joel Daly scores for Haywards Heath Town

Highlights

View 0 new events
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Joel Daly keeps a clean sheet for Haywards Heath Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Bailie Rogers keeps a clean sheet for Haywards Heath Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Nathan Cooper keeps a clean sheet for Haywards Heath Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Jahmahl King keeps a clean sheet for Haywards Heath Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Tom Graves keeps a clean sheet for Haywards Heath Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Simon Lehkyj keeps a clean sheet for Haywards Heath Town
90:00 Player of the Match
Karly Akehurst is awarded player of the match for Haywards Heath Town
76:00 Sub On
George Hayward is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
76:00 Sub Off
Alex Laing is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
73:00 Yellow Card
Joshua Marshall is yellow carded for Peacehaven & Tels.
60:00 Sub On
Max Miller is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
60:00 Sub Off
Nathan Cooper is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
58:00 Yellow Card
Marcus Allen is yellow carded for Peacehaven & Tels.
44:00 Yellow Card
Karly Akehurst is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town
38:00 Yellow Card
Alex Laing is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town
35:00 Assist
Alex Laing makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town
35:00 Goal 1 - 0
Joel Daly scores for Haywards Heath Town
12:00 Yellow Card
Bailie Rogers is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town
7:00 Sub On
Joel Daly is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
7:00 Sub Off
Callum Saunders is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Haywards Heath Town
  • Peacehaven & Tels.
  • 0
  • Callum Saunders Sub Off 7:00'
  • Joel Daly Sub On 7:00'
  • Bailie Rogers Yellow Card 12:00'
  • Joel Daly Goal 35:00'
  • Alex Laing Assist 35:00'
  • Alex Laing Yellow Card 38:00'
  • Karly Akehurst Yellow Card 44:00'
  • Marcus Allen Yellow Card 58:00'
  • Nathan Cooper Sub Off 60:00'
  • Max Miller Sub On 60:00'
  • Joshua Marshall Yellow Card 73:00'
  • Alex Laing Sub Off 76:00'
  • George Hayward Sub On 76:00'

Team selection

Lehkyj, Simon Lehkyj, Simon
Graves, Tom Graves, Tom
King, Jahmahl King, Jahmahl
Weston, Jamie Weston, Jamie
Cooper, Nathan Cooper, Nathan
Rogers, Bailie Rogers, Bailie
Saunders, Callum Saunders, Callum
Chamberlain, Scott Chamberlain, Scott
Laing, Alex Laing, Alex
McCreadie, Trevor McCreadie, Trevor
Akehurst, Karly Akehurst, Karly
Peacehaven & Tels.
  • 1. Erikson Aga
  • 2. Frank Massen
  • 3. Elliott Levy
  • 4. Michael Lloyd
  • 5. Marcus Allen
  • 6. Conor Sidwell
  • 7. Jake Legrange
  • 8. Reilly Grant
  • 9. Joshua Marshall
  • 10. Curtis Ford
  • 11. Cameron Whiltshire
  • 12. Callum Whiltshire
  • 13. Fergus Burton
  • 14. Craig Avens
  • 15. Mitchell Ford
  • 16. Felipe Lira

League round up

Other Premier Division results

Newhaven
0
0
Eastbourne Town
5
1
Loxwood
3
0
Hassocks

Comments

Loading comments

League table

# 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

Team sponsors

Affiliations

Club sponsors