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Little Common
Rustington
Full time
S Kirkham (36')
Sat 17 Aug 15:00 - Sussex County Football League - Division 2 Attendance 83

COMMON STRIKE TWICE IN INJURY TIME TO SINK BLUES

Two injury time goals inflicted a third successive defeat on Rustington Football Club on Saturday.

Blues had appeared to be heading to all three points under caretaker joint managers James Bennett and Jack Corbett after Steve Kirkham's first half goal.

However, after Bennett had a second half penalty saved, Little Common equalised in the second minute of time added on and then got the winner two minutes later.

Bennett said: "After conceding six in both our previous two games, we went there to tighten things up and played 4-5-1."
"We looked to contain them and it worked really well for 90 minutes, until they scored two in stoppage time".
"Everyone was gutted afterwards, but everyone had given everything, so there were positives for us to take, following the first two games."

Rustington led 1-0 at half-time as Kirkham gave them a 36th minute lead when the Common keeper was out of position and Kirkham's early shot crept into the corner.

Blues had chances to extend their lead as Bennett's spot-kick was saved and Kirkham twice went close to a second.

Common levelled with a good Charlie Bachellier finish from the edge of the penalty area in injury time and Adam Smith then snatched a winner for the home side shortly afterwards.

Taken from the Littlehampton Gazette on Thursday 22nd August 2013.
Article from Twitter @Worthing_sport

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Key moments

36:00
Goal Steve Kirkham scores for Rustington
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As it happened

  • Little Common
  • Rustington
  • 0
  • Steve Kirkham Goal 36:00'
  • Rob Butcher Sub On 60:00'
  • Gavin Heater Sub Off 65:00'
  • Somebody Lyne Sub On 65:00'
  • Somebody Rahaman Sub Off 75:00'
  • Somebody Steele Sub On 75:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
11. Steyning Town 32 38
12. Oakwood 32 38
13. Saltdean United 32 33
14. Midhurst & Easebourne 32 28
15. Storrington 32 26
16. Rustington 32 24
17. Seaford Town 32 17

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