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Haywards Heath Town
L Robinson (2', 86'), T Jarvis (84')
Full time
M Simpson (44')
Sat 24 Feb 15:00 - SCFL - Premier Division Attendance 82

Heath's Promotion Hopes Left in the Balance

Heath's 7th defeat of the season away at Newhaven has left a serious dent in their promotion hopes.

Heath's problems started prior to kick off with Bailie Rogers moving to Horsham FC, Jamie Cradock suspended and Jamie Weston breaking his wrist last week it saw Joel Daly move to left back and Scott Chamberlain step in as emergency right back. Nathan Cooper was still on 100% ready to return and Josh Spinks still returning to fitness since re-signing in mid week defensive options were limited all this whilst facing the leagues current runaway top scorer Lee Robinson.

It was difficult conditions for both sets of players but it's fair to say the hosts adapted the better and ran into an early lead when inside two minutes the ball bobbled under Jahmahl King's foot and Robinson raced away and slotted into the corner.

The first half saw half chance for both sides but nothing that really tested Josh Heyburn in the Heath goal or Jake Buss in the Newhaven goal.

Heath Vs Newhaven 24th Feb 18 by Tony Sim
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Melford Simpson put the ball in the net on 41 minutes but the linesman's flag was raised for offside but on the stroke of half time he wasn't to be denied his goal as Scott Chamberlain delivered a great cross and Simpson sent a bullet header past the on looking Buss.

Half Time - Newhaven 1-1 Heath

The second half saw a niggly affair that drew more yellow cards than the game warranted. Newhaven were kept to shot from distance and for Heath Max Miller dragged a shot wide and then Tom Graves saw an effort cleared off the line. Melford Simpson saw another header easily saved on 64 minutes and a minute later Naim Rouane saw a fine strike well blocked.

Miller made way for Alex Laing but the substitutes first contribution was a yellow card for dissent!

The game seemed to be petering out toward a draw as more efforts didn't stretch either keeper.

With 84 minutes played it was the hosts that again took the lead and in fairness their hard work and endeavor it was no less than deserved, a Newhaven corner was only partially cleared and Tristan Jarvis found the far corner from 20 yards with a fine strike.

It was game over 3 minutes later as great work on the Heath touchline from Newhaven's Kyle Woolven saw him beat George Hayward and put the ball across the 6 yard box for a simple tap in for Lee Robinson to claim his 32nd league goal of the season.

Full Time Newhaven 3-1 Heath

Heath will need to pick themselves up and prepare for the visit of Arundel FC next week at Hanbury

Key moments

Goal Lee Robinson scores for Newhaven
Goal Melford Simpson scores for Haywards Heath Town
Goal Triatan Jarvis scores for Newhaven
Goal Lee Robinson scores for Newhaven

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86:00 Goal 3 - 1
Lee Robinson scores for Newhaven
84:00 Goal 2 - 1
Triatan Jarvis scores for Newhaven
83:00 Yellow Card
James Rhodes is yellow carded for Newhaven
70:00 Yellow Card
Lee Robinson is yellow carded for Newhaven
68:00 Yellow Card
Alex Laing is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town
67:00 Yellow Card
George Hayward is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town
64:00 Sub On
Alex Laing is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
64:00 Sub Off
Max Miller is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
52:00 Yellow Card
Joel Daly is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town
45:00 Yellow Card
Scott Chamberlain is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town
44:00 Goal 1 - 1
Melford Simpson scores for Haywards Heath Town
44:00 Assist
Scott Chamberlain makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town
2:00 Goal 1 - 0
Lee Robinson scores for Newhaven
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Newhaven
  • Haywards Heath Town
  • 0
  • Lee Robinson Goal 2:00'
  • Melford Simpson Goal 44:00'
  • Scott Chamberlain Assist 44:00'
  • Scott Chamberlain Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Joel Daly Yellow Card 52:00'
  • Max Miller Sub Off 64:00'
  • Alex Laing Sub On 64:00'
  • George Hayward Yellow Card 67:00'
  • Alex Laing Yellow Card 68:00'
  • Lee Robinson Yellow Card 70:00'
  • James Rhodes Yellow Card 83:00'
  • Triatan Jarvis Goal 84:00'
  • Lee Robinson Goal 86:00'

Team selection

Heyburn, Josh Heyburn, Josh
Chamberlain, Scott Chamberlain, Scott
King, Jahmahl King, Jahmahl
Miller, Max Miller, Max
Graves, Tom Graves, Tom
Daly, Joel Daly, Joel
Saunders, Callum Saunders, Callum
Hayward, George Hayward, George
Louis, Kane Louis, Kane
Simpson, Melford Simpson, Melford
Rouane , Naim Rouane , Naim
  • 1. Jake Buss
  • 2. Freddie Cooper
  • 3. Ian Robinson
  • 4. George McCarthy
  • 5. Matt Gunn
  • 6. Ryan Knight
  • 7. Seb Saunders
  • 8. Triatan Jarvis
  • 9. Lee Robinson
  • 10. James Rhodes
  • 11. Kyle Woolven
  • 12. Rhys Smith
  • 13. Ben Earle
  • 14. Tom Cooklin
  • 15. Aaron Windser
  • 16. Alfie Haggar

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Horsham YMCA 29 63
2. Three Bridges 28 57
3. Haywards Heath Town 29 56
4. Pagham 28 54
5. Eastbourne Town 30 54
6. Chichester City 28 54
7. Saltdean United 30 54

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