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Hailsham Town
Chichester City
Sat 29 Apr 15:00 - Southern Combination Football League - Premier Division Full time

City Hit Stringers for Six

Hailsham Town 2-6 Chichester City

Report courtesy of the Chichester Post
Picture: Tommy McMillan

Chichester City rounded off an excellent season with a convincing 6-2 win over Hailsham Town.

The Lillywhites exceeded expectations in the SCFL Premier this year.

With just a month of the season to run, Miles Rutherford’s side found themselves as a potential title challenger.

But a poor run-in, combined with eventual league champions Haywards Heath Town putting together a winning run, saw Chi stumble to a third place finish – 12 points off Heath but 12 points ahead of local rivals Pagham in fourth.

With the club not applying for promotion and a number of key players not available in that time, that dip in form was probably to be expected.

Chi completed the season on Saturday with a win at already relegated Hailsham Town.

Dan Hegarty bagged a first half brace before Lorenzo Dolcetti, Omar Barry (2) and Kieran Hartley rounded off the scoring.

The focus now is on rebuilding for next season with those at Oaklands Park hopeful the side can build on their success next term.

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Premier Division results

Arundel
1
0
Shoreham
Horsham YMCA
1
7
Lancing
6
1
Newhaven
6
3

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Shoreham 38 92
2. Haywards Heath Town 38 87
3. Chichester City 38 84
4. Pagham 38 72
5. Eastbourne Town 38 70
6. Loxwood 38 61
7. Eastbourne United AFC 38 59

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