Southwick vs Newhaven

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8 December 2012
Score: 1 - 4

Match Report

Newhaven remain four points clear at the top of Division Two after a comfortable 4-1 win at Southwick on Saturday.

It was the second time this season that a draw against Steyning had been followed by a convincing win against the Wickers.

Naim Rouane poked in from close range and Ebou Jallow headed in from a corner to give the Dockers a 2-0 lead. Charlie Miles reduced the deficit for the hosts before half-time.

Lee Robinson finished one-on-one and Dave Altendorff volleyed in from a corner as Newhaven completed the double over Southwick.

Newhaven made just the one change from the team that started the 1-1 draw with Steyning – Jallow coming in for the unavailable Mark Probert. Harrison Cullinane and Simon Blaxall were two debutants on the bench, alongside the returning Jason Goddard.

The hosts started the game well, forcing Jake Buss in to a couple of sharp stops. At the other end Jallow rattled the crossbar with a curling effort and Sean Breach sent a header wide after ghosting in to the box.

And it was the Dockers that took the lead after 25 minutes. Jallow had been enjoying himself down the left for most of the game and his cross found Rouane in the centre. Rouane got the ball down and prodded his shot past Callum Fidler for 0-1.

The two players combined again as Newhaven extended their advantage. A Rouane corner was met by the head of an unmarked Jallow and he made no mistake finding the back of the net.

The two goal lead didn’t last long, though, as Southwick hit back within a couple of minutes. A free kick from the left was contested in the box by Buss and Idriz Adedoja. The ball fell for Charlie Miles who somehow found the corner, despite the best efforts of Ryan Knight on the line.

The game got a little heated when Richie Watton and Jay Tidey were both booked for a scuffle in the middle of the park, the latter was substituted by the home side.

Buss had to turn a well hit free-kick around the post and the teams went in to the break at 1-2.

The visitors started the second half on top and restored their two-goal advantage after just ten minutes. Daniel Murray lofted a pass through to Robinson and the winger got past a covering defender before sliding the ball past Fidler.

Newhaven were enjoying large spells of possession and looked comfortable. Counter attacks from the hosts were well dealt with by the centre back pairing of Knight and Scott Edwards.

Cullinane and Blaxall were introduced for their first team debuts and Goddard made his first appearance since having his ankle injured at Westfield. Blaxall had a turn and shot saved well as he made an impact straight away.

Goddard should of made it 4-1 as a swift counter attack from Newhaven saw Robinson feed the right back 15 yards out, but his shot was straight at Fidler.

They didn’t have to wait much longer for a fourth goal and it came via a fourth different scorer. Robinson’s deep corner was headed back across goal by Knight and Altendorff was on hand to volley, left footed, past Fidler.

The visitors saw out the remaining time to retain their advantage at the top of Division Two.

Team:
Jake Buss, Daniel Murray (Harrison Cullinane), Scott Edwards, Ryan Knight, Freddie Beale, Sean Breach (c), Dave Altendorff, Lee Robinson, Richie Watton (Jason Goddard), Naim Rouane (Simon Blaxall), Ebou Jallow.

Lineup

Freddie Beale
Ryan Knight
Lee RobinsonGoal
Sean Breach
Daniel Murray
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Dave AltendorffGoal
Scott Edwards
Naim RouaneGoal
Ebou JallowGoal
Jake Buss

Subs

Jason GoddardSub
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