The second fixture on Thursday 6TH September was a home game against Seaford Town who had a very good win against Sidley last Sunday.
The starting line up was the same as against Eastbourne Town and the team was told to play at a high tempo and restrict space to the opposition. We took control of the game very early on but despite our superiority we failed to turn this into goals and several very good chances went begging.
As is always the danger with this situation Luke Vidler was forced to make a good one on one save to keep the scores level.
Then in the 25th minute we scored our first goal when Kieron Austin played a ball through to Harry Miller to move forward and beat the keeper. Seaford reacted well and again Luke Vidler was forced to make another good save from a free kick.
Seaford were forcing the pace as we approached half time but it was Newhaven who scored again just before the break. Harry Miller again received a through ball and advanced to score his second goal, 2-0 ahead at half time.
The team was told to maintain their high tempo from the start of the second half and not to concede a goal which they did against Eastbourne last week. They certainly listened because we extended our lead to 4-0 within the first 5 minutes of kick off.
The first was by Harry Miller for his hatrick following a cross from Tomas Turner and the second followed a couple of minutes later by Kieron Austin from a corner.
Newhaven were in complete control and on 57 minutes Harry Miller headed on a goal kick for William Herriott to score. Several more chances came and went, the Seaford keeper was forced to make several good saves before the 6th and final goal was scored.
Frazer Johnstone passed the ball to Max Stevens who took the ball up field and stroked the ball past the keeper.
Harry Miller was replaced by Jack Maltby up front, William Herriott was replaced by Ashley Foord and Thomas Turner was replaced by Jay Thornton.
A very good performance from the whole team and a thoroughly deserved win.
Vidler, Austin, Tucknott, Turner (Thornton), Boakes, Miller (Maltby), Cane, Stevens, Green, Herriott (Foord), Johnstine