Draw and win keep Selsey’s season rolling

Selsey took a point from East Grinstead and beat Hassocks  Picture by Chris Hatton
Selsey took a point from East Grinstead and beat Hassocks Picture by Chris Hatton

SELSEY snatched an unexpected point from promotion chasers East Grinstead in a hard-fought draw on Saturday.

The Blues had only managed a point in the last four games following a tough run of fixtures, yet Barney Covill’s 78th minute equaliser was enough to secure the well earned point.

Selsey manager Ryan Pharo was delighted with the performance saying: “We had a really good game and we matched a really good side. We are capable of beating anyone on our day, but it was good to get a point away from home.”

The Blues managed to keep the game tight for most of the first half and matched East Grinstead with chances coming few and far between.

Matt Wood had one of the best opportunities of the half when his driving run allowed him space to shoot, but it was deflected behind off of a defender.

After the interval the match remained similar and it seemed as if the game would end scoreless, but with 71 minutes played a sublime curling free-kick from Matt Geard looked to have won it for East Grinstead.

The Blues were not beaten yet though and seven minutes later a driven cross from the left saw the ball fall to Barney Covill who equalized with an emphatic diving header.

Selsey also recorded a 2-1 victory over Hassocks on Tuesday night.

The Blues took a first-half lead through Graham Bush, before Phil Gault levelled five minutes into the second half.

In-form striker Rob Wimble , however, had the final say as he scored the winner for the home side with just ten minutes left on the clock.