Safe Haven

2 months ago By Pitchside View

PEACEHAVEN & TELSCOMBE earned a well-deserved draw against Newhaven to guarantee their Southern Combination Premier League status next season.

In a thrilling game, both teams could have sealed maximum points but on balance a draw was a fair result.

And making it 20 league goals this season, Josh Marshall scored both Peacehaven goals to make it nine goals in nine days for the striker.

More than 100 Peacehaven fans made the trip to near neighbours Newhaven and contributed to the carnival atmosphere.

Fans of all ages have galvanised this season and got behind Mark Shutt’s team home and away. At Newhaven there were flags, a drum and dozens of toy trumpets bought by Haven superfan Adam Hebborn for the youngsters, which all contributed to a great atmosphere.

On the field, Peacehaven were first to show after ten minutes when Marshall hit a post with a rasping shot.

And just a few minutes later Haven keeper Lawrence Sanded was called into action making a good one handed save.

But on 28 minutes, Sanded dashed out of his area to intercept a through ball and misjudged his charge. He recovered but fouled the attacker. He was booked for the foul and conceded a penalty. Walton for Newhaven stepped up to take the kick. He slammed the ball to Sanded’s left, the Haven stopper threw himself to his left to make a brilliant save and redeemed himself.

Newhaven now had the bit between their teeth and sent in a good cross which Sanded leapt to push away.

And then with the clock approaching half time, Cam Wiltshire intercepted a loose pass, slotted it through to Marshall whose shot went in off the post.

Half time: Newhaven 0 Peacehaven 1.

As the second half got underway, Newhaven were working hard to draw level. On 55 minutes Sanded made a save and then Acer Wake cleared off the Haven line from Newhaven’s hotshot Lee Robinson with Newhaven claiming handball.

The impressive Riley Grant was a great influence on the game for Peacehaven and quietly went about his business. He went close from with a stinging shot from 25 yards.

And shortly after at the other end, Grant was on hand to clear off the line.

On 70 minutes Newhaven equalised with a goal that had a suspicion of offside from top scorer Robinson.

And just a minute later, Peacehaven were ahead after a good through ball from Wilkins and then good work from Adams before Marshall hit his second to make it to 2-1 to the visitors.

With 12 minutes left to play, Robinson evened things up when he latched on to a through ball and slid it under the advancing Sanded.

Final score, Newhaven 2, Peacehaven & Telscombe 2.

Pictured is fan Tim McGuire suitable attired.

Peacehaven & Telscombe play their final home game of the season on Saturday when they entertain Arundel who are fighting for their Premier League status. The game kicks-off at 3pm.

Peacehaven & Telscombe: Sanded, Wiltshire (Cam), Wake, Grant, Massen, Cowd, Le Grange, Wilkins, Marshall, Whitmore, Adams. Subs: Avens, Phillips, Nelson, Robinson, Wiltshire (Cal).

Updated 19:05 - 18 Apr 2017 by Pitchside View

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