Mac pleased to see Stringers back to their best form

Shane Saunders

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Hailsham Town made it three wins in their three first team games on Tuesday with a fine 3-1 win over Dorking Wanderers.

Hailsham began brightly, and had early chances through Danny Leach and Shane Saunders before Steve Dallaway hit the target on seven minutes.

The Stringers were moving the ball well, and went further ahead on 22 through Simon Stevens, who was able to net from close range after a corner.

With Hailsham looking good, Dorking were mostly limited to efforts from distance, but on 36, a ball into the box was headed beyond ‘keeper Harry Duff by the unfortunate Dean Stevens.

Duff would then make a fine save, holding on to a powerful effort, before the interval.

After the break the visitors had an early flurry, but were unable to cause any real danger. The Stringers began to pile on pressure of their own - Leach not far away, while a shot from skipper Ashley Jarvis flew just wide.

They would add to their lead on 73 - Shane Saunders headed home with an effort that went in off the post.

Later the excellent Stuart Lewis, Leach once again and sub Jack Daniels had chances to add to the Stringers lead.

As the game came to an end, Wanderers saw an effort graze the bar, but Hailsham had put in an assured performance on a night when conditions saw the ball holding up on many occasions, and deserved their victory.