Southern Combination League Round-Up….

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Shoreham missed the chance to go four points clear at the top of the Macron Store Southern Combination Premier Division table on Saturday after being held to a draw by Eastbourne Town.

With only five fixtures scheduled in the top division, the Mussels lead Haywards Heath Town by two points with a game in hand having drawn 2-2 with the Saffrons side.

After a goalless first half, Evan Archibald gave John Lambert’s side the lead at Middle Road. However, the hosts scored twice in 7 minutes to go in front, with Joe Dryer and then Rob O’Toole on target.

Despite that, Aaron Capon put Town back on level terms moments later to earn his side a share of the spoils.

Chichester City are five points behind Shoreham in third spot after coming from behind twice before eventually seeing off Hassocks at Oaklands Park.

Michael Death and then James Westlake were on target either side of Scott Jones’ effort to give the Robins the lead on two occasions, but only for Keiran Hartley, Dan Watts and then Jones to all score and give Miles Rutherford’s men a 4-2 win.

Broadbridge Heath recovered from back-to-back defeats to win at Arundel.

Harry Russell had put second-bottom Arundel ahead, only for a brace from Jake Holmes to give the Bears a 2-1 win – a win that moves them up to sixth spot.

Wick have fallen into the bottom three as a result of their defeat at Loxwood and Worthing United winning at Hailsham Town.

Dan Simmonds had cancelled out Max Bickell’s opener to see Lee Baldwin’s side level at the break at Plaistow Road, only for Ollie Gill, Byron Napper and then Charlie Pitcher to score in the second half and give Loxwood a convincing 4-1 win.

At the Beaconsfield, Simon Funnell’s men moved out of the bottom three after a 3-0 win at bottom-of-the-table Hailsham.

Tadley Bromage, Alfie Gritt and then Paul Elliott were on target for the Mavericks for a much-needed win against Dave Shearing’s side, who stay on four points.


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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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