Lancing lift Peter Bentley League Cup
A crowd of over 500 were
present at the Beacon yesterday to watch the Peter
Bentley League Cup final between Lancing and Newhaven
which was won 2-1 by the Lancers. They were 2-0 ahead
within 15 minutes through Liam Hendy and Lewis Finney
with Joe Dryer seeing red for Newhaven, who pulled one
back in the 90th minute through Callum Connor but that
proved to be too little, too late as the trophy went
back to Culver Road. Congratulations to Newhaven and
thanks to everyone who attended the last excellent
morning of football at the ground this season.
Hawkes, Tighe and Westlake win awards
There were three different
winners of the three main prizes at our End of Season
Awards yesterday. Bradley Tighe took the first team
Player's Player of the Year, Josh Hawkes won Managers
Player (pictured) and Supporters Player went to James
Westlake. Jack Wilkins was named Young Player of the
Season while there was a clean sweep of under 21 awards
for James Oliver. The youth teams Player's Player went
to Joe Lilley with the Managers award going to Joe
Russell while Clubman of the Year was Ian Pitcher for
his tireless work in the T-Bar.
End of Season Awards this Sunday
This coming Sunday 1st May
we host our End of Season Awards at the Beacon. The
event gets underway at 2pm with the bar open and there
will also be the traditional BBQ before the awards for
first team, under 21 and youth are handed out. We will
also be presenting Clubman of the Year and all players,
supporters, family and friends are invited to join us
for what promises to be another fun afternoon. One award
that has already been presented is Supporters Player of
the Season which was won by James Westlake (pictured).
Congratulations to James.
Veterans spot on to lift Fred Pretty Cup
Hassocks' final game of the season ended in a 4-1 defeat
at home to Wick & Barnham United with Jonno Melia
netting a first half goal for the Robins. On Sunday the
veterans lifted the Fred Pretty Cup after defeating Mile
Oak 5-4 on penalties. Hassocks had a 100% record from
the spot with James Laing, Phil Wickwar, Nick Newman,
Mark Dalgleish and Steve Spies all converting to bring
the trophy back to the Beacon for the first time since
2013. The youth team also played their last game of the
season on Sunday, drawing 1-1 away at Broadbridge Heath.
Woeful Robins well beaten at United
Hassocks were well beaten in their final away game of
the season as they crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Worthing
United. A brace from Aaron Tugnott and a Craig Nagle
strike secured the victory for the Mavericks with Ashley
Marsh one of the few Robins to emerge with any credit.
This Saturday we host Wick & Barnham United and as a
thank you for your support this season it is pay what
you want to enter the ground. On Sunday the veterans
take on Mile Oak in the Fred Pretty Cup Final with a 2pm
kick off at Burgess Hill Town while the youth team
travel to Broadbridge Heath.
Death and Gault goals see off resilient Rangers
in the last 20 minutes from Michael Death and Phil Gault
eventually saw off St Francis Rangers in the Mid Sussex
Derby at the Beacon last night. A spirited and resilient
display from a young Rangers side looked like it might
be enough to secure a point until Death was superbly
teed up by a rampaging run forward from left back by
James Oliver and then substitute Gault marked his return
from a month out injured with a second 10 minutes later.
This Saturday we travel to Worthing United in our
penultimate league game of the season with a 3pm kick
Robins unlucky in defeat to Magpies
entertaining encounter in front of a bumper crowd of 196
was decided by a Charlie Pitcher goal as Loxwood left the
Beacon with a 1-0 victory on Friday night. Hassocks had
plenty of chances to net one for themselves mainly
through the impressive Liam Benson (pictured) but
were unable to find a way through in an entertaining
encounter. On Sunday, the youth team went down 2-1 away
at Rottingdean Village with Jack Lee on target. Tomorrow
night we have a Mid Sussex Derby to look forward to as
St Francis Rangers visit with a 7.45pm kick off.
Westlake named March Player of the Month
Westlake has been voted as Hassocks Player of the Month
for March. The midfielder played every game as the
Robins recorded one win, three draws and two defeats
conceding just once in the league along the way.
Westlake took 37% of the vote ahead of Tom Barnes who
returned to the side with a string of excellent
performances in both central midfield and defence.
Goalkeeper Alex Harris was third for his part in that
string of clean sheets with fourth spot going to another
member of the back five, Ashley Marsh.
Hassocks beaten by impressive Chi
Hassocks were well beaten last night by an impressive
Chichester City side who ran out 3-1 winners at the
Beacon. Jimmy Wild gave the visitors the lead before a
brace from Dan Heggarty ensured it was game over a
minute after the break. Jamie Hillwood netted a late
consolation for the Robins. On Friday night we welcome
Loxwood to the Beacon with a 7.45pm kick off while the
youth team are in action on Sunday when they make the
journey to Rottingdean Village for their penultimate
game of the campaign.