Depleted Town win away to Midhurst

Kerry Parsons was on target for Steyning Town in their victory away to Midhurst
Kerry Parsons was on target for Steyning Town in their victory away to Midhurst

STEYNING Town Football Club made it a hat-trick of league wins, with victory away to Midhurst & Easebourne on Saturday.

Town had exited the County League Division 2 Cup to leaders Worthing United in their previous match but bounced back at Midhurst to climb to seventh in the table.

Goals from Chad Milner, Lewis Levoi and Kerry Parsons took Steyning to their sixth league win of the season and boss John Suter said: “It was a good win for us, with a really depleted squad.

“We went into the game with just 13 players and then Paul Kennett had to pull out in the warm-up, so we had just 12 in the end.

“When you lose a player of Paul’s ability, it is always going to be difficult but it was a really impressive performance from the side.

“After going a goal up early on, we would have hoped to push on but then to be pegged back to 1-1 was not ideal.

“We were on the back foot after they got back on level terms but then managed to net twice in quick succession and put the game beyond them, really.

“All in all, it was really satisfactory for us to take all three points in a game where we had only 12 players available.”

Steyning began the game brightly and took the lead on 15 minutes, courtesy of Milner’s seventh goal of the season.

The home side got back on level terms ten minutes into the second half, when their player-manager, Gary Norgate, netted.

Midhurst were the better side following their equaliser and went close on a couple of occasions.

However, it was Town who went 2-1 ahead on 70 minutes when Levoi converted a Milner cross, before Parsons made it 3-1 just five minutes later.

Norgate did have an opportunity to pull a goal back for Midhurst with five minutes left but his effort was well saved by Aaron Jeal in the Steyning goal.

Town travel to Bexhill in the league on Saturday.

STEYNING: Jeal; Hare, Finch, Parsons, Jones; Early, Dodd, Boxall, Warr; Milner, Levoi. Subs: Harding (Jones).