Steyning show great spirit in cup defeat

Rob Clark netted for Town at high-flying Newhaven
Rob Clark netted for Town at high-flying Newhaven

STEYNING Town Football Club were dumped out of the Peter Bentley Cup on Tuesday.

It was a second cup defeat in just four days for Town after they bowed out of the Division 1 Challenge Cup second round at Sidlesham on Saturday.

But this time around they could take a number of positives following their third-round loss at high-flying Newhaven.

Haven have been in fine form so far this season and play a division-higher than Town in the Southern Combination League Premier.

They have picked up nine wins and a draw from their opening ten league matches.

Town travelled knowing they would face one of the toughest tests of the season and fell behind early.

Ebou Jallow beat the offside trap before slotting past Ben Rose.

That goal could well have opened the floodgates but Steyning were exceptional from that point.

They got a deserved leveller on the half-hour through Rob Clark.

The game looked to be heading for extra-time but the home side struck late.

Ryan Knight netted just four minutes from the end to dump Town out of this year’s Peter Bentley Cup.

Steyning will be hoping to bounce back on Saturday when they host Little Common in the league.

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