Laing’s double helps Mussels sink Selsey

Alex Laing netted twice for Shoreham on Saturday.
Alex Laing netted twice for Shoreham on Saturday.

TWO goals from Alex Laing helped Shoreham Football Club to a comfortable win at home to bottom-of-the-table Selsey on Saturday.

Mussels had drawn at high-flying East Preston the previous week, thanks to a late Craig Anderson equaliser, while a brace from Laing and a goal from Dejaun Best helped them overcome Selsey.

Shoreham player-manager Kane Louis was pleased with his side’s performance and said: “It was really pleasing for us to pick up the win.

“We were really impressive from start to finish in the game and were good value for the win.

“The only slight criticism I have of the team is that we failed to convert a number of chances.

“However, taking it all into consideration, I cannot really complain when you win, score three goals and keep a clean sheet. It was a good effort from the team.

“Hopefully, we can take this momentum that we have from the previous two games into the upcoming matches.”

Shoreham took the lead midway through the first half when Laing saw his shot deflect in off the foot of Best.

Best should have made it 2-0 just five minutes later after Kai Bichard crossed for him but he blazed his shot over from six yards out.

Mussels were then awarded a penalty on 66 minutes when Alex Laing was fouled. Laing stepped up and fired home the spot-kick.

Shoreham made the points safe with ten minutes left on the clock as Laing slammed home his second of the game and sixth since joining on loan from Worthing earlier this month

The home side might well have added another two goals to the scoreline in the final minutes.

Firstly, Mark Goldson shot wide from just eight yards out and then Laing fired straight at the visitors’ goalkeeper as he went in search of his second hat-trick for the club.

However, those misses did not matter as Shoreham secured all three points.

The win moved Mussels up a place to seventh from bottom.

Shoreham travel to third-from-bottom Hailsham in the league on Saturday.

SHOREHAM: Betts; Stevens, J.Edwards, Allan, Gregory; Anderson, Fleming, Rudwick, Bichard; Laing, Best. Subs: Gravvier (Fleming), DaMario (Best), Goldson (Anderson), Laughlin, Measor.