Goal in each half leaves Selsey with a Red-hill to climb

Jack Kilhams gets a header in at goal for Selsey  Picture by Chris Hatton
Jack Kilhams gets a header in at goal for Selsey Picture by Chris Hatton

WITH Selsey and Redhill needing points - Selsey to stave off any relegation worries; the visitors to keep in touch with the leaders - it was Redhill who hit the jackpot with a 2-0 win in division one of the Sussex League.

The away side have not lost at Selsey since 2006-07 but lost 3-0 at home to the Blues in December.

The recent dry weather had not done the surface any favours and Redhill adapted better and pressed Selsey.

But the first chance fell to the home side, though Dan Martin was unable to get away from his defender and his shot failed to trouble Duffy in goal.

Redhill tested Sam Joyce but he collected Sousa’s through-ball. A succession of corners for the away side came

to nothing and Selsey’s defence of Jack MacFarlane, Marc Hinshelwood, Tom Broadbent and Mark Lee dealt with what was put in front of them.

Dan Hegarty and Jack Williamson were working hard in midfield but Redhill opened the scoring in the 31st minute when hesitancy from Broadbent allowed Gregson to nip in and despatch a low drive past Joyce.

A save from Joyce denied Briggs adding to the score.

The second half started with Selsey pushing on and chances fell to Calum Britton and Graham Bush. Duffy thwarted both attempts and Redhill doubled their lead when a harsh penalty was awarded against Lee.

It looked like the ball had struck his back, but Gordon drove the spot-kick past Joyce.

Blues manager Adam Hinshelwood replaced his brother Marc with Barney Covill and Hegarty with debutant James Kilhams - the latter sub going close when his header flew wide of the post after Jack Bingham crossed from the left.

SSELSEY: Joyce, MacFarlane, M Hinshelwood (Covill), Williamson, Broadbent, Lee, Britton, Hegarty (Kilhams), Bush, Martin,

Bingham. Subs not used; Haggar, Parsons, Cavell.

Selsey slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Hailsham on Tuesday night. Ryan Morey was their scorer.