Costly errors sink Stringers

Hailsham Town v Littlehampton

Hailsham Town v Littlehampton

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Hailsham Town were left to rue individual errors as their recent revival came to an abrupt end against Littlehampton

Despite an improved display, following a disappointing loss to Shoreham last week, manager Andy Goodchild was frustrated at an inability to convert chances and individual defensive errors.

“I felt we had created the better chances and were stronger in possession,” he said

“But sadly two soft goals from our own mistakes was our downfall.”

On what was an eventful afternoon, the Stringers found themselves sa goal behind after just nine minutes when Bradley Lewis converted a routine corner.

Shortly afterwards, referee Andrews Senior had to withdraw from the game through injury and his replacement wasted no time in getting among the action.

Daniel Kempson was shown two yellow cards in quick succession but Town couldn’t take advantage of the extra man and found themselves another goal behind when Alexander Kew struck on half time.

Goodchild’s men were by far the better side in the second half and Michael Lloyd’s introduction from the bench caused Littlehampton no end of problems.

Their only reward, however, came form a late Drew Greenall consolation which was too little too late.

Their hectic schedule will continue this week against Arundel on Tuesday and Lancinig on Thursday.

With Town still second from bottom, the next week could make or break their season,

“Tuesday is a massive six pointer,” said Goodchild.

“I’m also expecting points from the Lingfiled game.”