Rudwick strikes to earn Mussels a point

George Rudwick netted in his side's 2-2 draw with Broadbridge Heath last night
George Rudwick netted in his side's 2-2 draw with Broadbridge Heath last night
  • The Mussels move nine points clear of the relegation zone with the draw
  • Shoreham extended their unbeaten home run to seven matches
  • Mussels boss Kane Louis is now looking to build for next season

GEORGE RUDWICK’S superb 25-yard strike earned Shoreham Football Club a point at home to Broadbridge Heath on Tuesday evening.

The draw moved Mussels nine points clear of the County League Division 1 relegation zone and player-manager Kane Louis is now looking to build for next year in the final six games of the season.

He said: “We’ll just take each game as it comes now. It would have been nice to win today but I don’t think anyone has got any regrets with drawing.

“I think a draw was probably fair. In the first half, our shape allowed them to have a bit more possession and pressure on us.

“We changed things just after half-time and then again to four at the back, which helped us get forward more.

“We worked hard in the first half and defended well but we didn’t get forward much. In the second half, we got forward more and made them work hard. They’re a tough team, though, and they’ve shown that with the results that they’ve got.

“We’re seven unbeaten now at home and we’re at home again on Saturday, so we’ve just got to try to take this form into away games.

“We’ve got to build on this now and we’ve got to keep building for next year. We’ve got to keep learning and improving and just keep moving forward.”

Shoreham had won their previous six home league matches and took the lead on Tuesday after just four minutes in comical fashion. Broadbridge Heath’s Martyn Flack’s clearance hit team-mate Piers McDermott and looped into the goal from 12 yards over keeper Michael Chester.

The visitors drew level just eight minutes later when Ollie Moore powerfully headed home McDermott’s corner.

Moore gave Heath the lead with his second of the game two minutes into the second half with a fine low 25-yard strike.

The home side did equalise ten minutes later when Laing went on a mazy run and laid the ball off to Rudwick, who smashed home a stunning 25-yarder into the top corner.