Mid Sussex League - Premiership
Smallfield (1) 6 Portslade ( 2 ) 2
( Pearson 38 pen, 57. others 52, 70, 72, 90.) ( Mould 10, 35pen.)
FIELD COME GOOD
A bitterly cold windy day which had 'brass monkeys' staying put, and put paid to the old adage of 'mad dogs an Englishman who go out in the midday sun', could we now add a further proviso of 'frozen wastelands' also!
To the match itself, any punter seeing this match on the old fashioned coupon of yesteryear would have put this down as a HOME BANKER as the visitors standing not so proudly second from bottom with just one win in twelve, whilst the homesters 'no great shakes' sit midtable, but as JG would say 'its a funny old game'.
But the Slade came close to an upset, when with the bitter wind and slope to their advantage quickly gained a two goal cushion in the first half hour, thro Steve Mould, a stocky bundle of fun, but homesters own prolific scorer Ryan Pearson soon reduced the arrears with a 38th min penalty, to give the Slade just a single goal advantage at HT 1-2.
With the wind and slope now to their advantage the 'Field then soon slipped into overdrive, with Pearson having a 'sighter' on 50, but the equaliser finally came minutes later thro homesters No.3 blasting home on 52, then on 57 the goal of the match with Pearson lashing home a 35 yd freekick that left the keeper standing, and put the Field 3-2 to the good, final goals were then added in the 70th, 72nd, and 90th thro shirt Nos. 7, 8 and 12.
to give the homesters the points, and to the visitors more headaches! FT 6-2 Smallfield.