Oak suffer Sussex RUR cup defeat

Oak boss Anthony Whittington
Oak boss Anthony Whittington
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MILE OAK Football Club suffered Sussex RUR cup heartache as they were knocked out of the competition in the third round following a 3-2 extra-time defeat against Ringmer at the Recreation Ground last night.

The game was level at two apiece after the 90 minutes, but a Jordan Woodley free-kick seven minutes into the first period of extra-time proved to be the winner for the visitors.

Oak boss Anthony Whittington was left disappointed with the loss and said: “I felt we were the better side for large periods of the game but we are just not taking our chances at the moment.

“We took the lead early on and then just failed to really take control and extend our advantage.

“From my point of view it is really frustrating because we are not playing badly in matches we are just not killing teams of and that is a real problem for us at this time.

“Hopefully we can start putting our chances away and picking up some positive results in the upcoming matches.”

It was Oak who took the lead on four minutes when Danny Curd latched onto a Gary French headed through ball and slotted into the net.

Ringmer got themselves back on terms on 49 minutes as Jamie Bunn netted for the visiting side.

Jordan Woodley then bagged his first of the night 22 minutes later to put Ringmer in front.

Oak did manage to snatch a late leveller and send the game into extra-time when Andy McDowell scored a minute into stoppage-time.

However, Woodley bagged his second and his side’s third with a thunderous free-kick on 97 minutes to send Oak out of the Sussex RUR Cup.

MILE OAK: Stenning; Turley-George, Paine, Hall, Marsh; Watts, Skinner, French, Koroma; Dine, Curd. Subs: McDowell (Dine), Howard (Koroma), Whiting (French), Harris, Gillingham.