AFC Uckfield 1-1 Steyning Town

By August 15, 2021Uncategorized

Uckfield Town 1 Steyning Town 1
We returned to League action on Saturday with a trip over to Uckfield Town and  made it an overall five games unbeaten, coming away with a point from a hard fought 1-1 draw.We headed to East Sussex with several key players injured or unavailable, including Alex Gathern, Scott Murphy, Myke Sabino and keeper Jordan Hawkins. Loanee keeper Aleu Secka coming in between the sticks.On a warm and sunny afternoon at the Oaks, after a sluggish start that saw us go behind to a soft goal, we found our shape and rhythm and mid way through the first half we drew level.A looping ball into their box from George Cousins eluded a statuesque home defence, finding Bobby Bennett at the far post who challenged the Uckers keeper to knod the ball high into their net for 1-1.The goal spurred us on with Tom Bold driving hard in midfield and Josh Bradley finding his range and going close on several occasions.Scott Faber and Andy Younger having great games at the back.The match swung end to end with both sides competing keenly and at times was bad tempered with bookings on both sides for fouls and dissent.Mid way through the second half we had a left off when Uckers frontman Pearson skied a penalty over our cross bar, conceded for a foul.
Both sides had chances and could have nicked it at the end but a draw was probably a fair result in the end.There was also a first team debut for young Barney Nicholls, coming on late as a sub but making his mark and mixing it well even over the short time he was on the park.Next up – This Tuesday night we face Littlehampton at the Birchwood@Shooting Field (KO 7.45pm) and next Saturday it is FA Cup day again at home to Sutton Common Rovers of the Isthmian League South Central (KO 3pm)
 Final score Uckfield Town 1 Steyning Town 1
Town line up – Secka, Younger, Clark, Bold (c), Fitzpatrick, Faber, Bennett (Ruiz), Okolo, Cousins (Nichollls), Sparkes (Simpkins) Bradley