Mile Oak score magnificent seven against Littlehampton Town - and Reserves thump opponents

Mile Oak delivered a damaging display to put Littlehampton Town to the sword.

Monday, 4th March 2019, 10:56 am
Updated Monday, 4th March 2019, 11:00 am
Joseph Benn celebrates one of his four goals in the crushing of Littlehampton Town. Picture: David Jeffery

Joseph Benn netted four times while Craig Anderson, Eric Wedge-Bull and substitute Jack Stenning completed the scoring as Oak thumped Golds 7-0 in the SCFL Division 1 clash.

It was the perfect response from Anthony Whittington’s after they suffered a surprise home defeat at the hands of Storrington last time out.

Oak only led 1-0 at the break but six goals in the final half-hour saw them complete a crushing victory.

Assistant manager Karl Gillingham was deligted with the demolition job and said: “It was a very good defensive performance and a tight game for an hour.

“We played really well once we started moving the ball a bit quicker.

“Well done to the boys and to our man of the match, Joe Benn.”

Liam Humphreys fired a chance wide in the opening exchanges for Golds.

Mile Oak's Joseph Benn finds the back of the net against Littlehampton Town. Picture: David Jeffery

Mile Oak were starting to dominate as the half wore on, going ahead on 36 minutes.

It was Anderson who got the goal to hand the hosts a slender lead at the break.

Golds looked dangerous and struck a post as they looked for a leveller soon after the restart.

But Benn was on hand to slot home a fine cross from Anderson on 50 minutes and Oak kicked on from there.

Wedge-Bull pounced after a Benn cross had been blocked, volleying in a third two minutes later.

Benn grabbed his second 20 minutes from time before substitute Jack Stenning has a goal ruled out for offside.

The scoring was not complete, though, with Benn completing his hat-trick ten minutes later.

Benn turned provider, teeing up Jack Stenning to add a sixth soon after.

A memorable match was then ended as Benn got his fourth in stoppage time.

Mile Oak make the trip to Selsey on Saturday.

MILE OAK: A.Stenning; Anderson, Arnold, Gould, Hall, E.Benn, Wedge-Bull, Foster, J.Benn, Rewell, Rudwick. Subs: Early (Anderson, 65)Lansdale (Arnold, 73) J.Stenning (Rewell, 60), Gillingham, McKenzie.

Mile Oak Reserves put seven past Roffey in a Mid Sussex League clash. Mohammed Altelmesani hit a hat-trick, Sam McLaughlin was at the double while Isaac Andrews - stepping up from the under-18s - also grabbed two in the 7-1 away win.

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