Oak pull off Sussex Senior cup shock

Mile Oak in action earlier this season
Mile Oak in action earlier this season

MILE OAK Football Club pulled off a cup surprise in their home Sussex Senior first-round clash with Chichester City last night.

In a six-goal thriller, Oak raced into a two-goal lead with strikes from Jamie Watts and Adam Dine.

However, an inspired second half showing from Chi saw Jimmy Wild pull a goal back for his side.

But Oak restored their two-goal advantage as Eric Wedge-Bull netted.

Wild bagged his second with eight minutes left to set-up a grandstand finish but Jack Arnold struck with three minutes left to ensure Oak progressed.

Anthony Whittington’s side knew they were in for a tough task as they welcomed division-higher Southern Combination League Premier Division side City.

But Oak were not overawed and produced a fine display to book their place in the competition’s second round.

MILE OAK: Stenning; Whiting, Turley-George, Hall, MacDonald; Pullinger, Maskell, Watts, Curd; Wedge-Bull; Dine. Subs: Lansdale, Arnold, French, Gillingham, Garrod.

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