Lion’s frustrating weekend ends on a high-note

After a frustrating weekend the Lions traveled to Rye Town knowing a win would see them go four points clear at the top of the table.


Rye started stronger for the third time this season and could have been 2-0 up in the first five mins. It was Rye who did take the lead after what can only be described as shambolic defending.

It took the Lions 25 mins to find their feet and then they seemed to change gear and get on top of the game.

The equaliser came from the in-form Callum Smith who kept up his record of scoring in every game he’s played to make it 1-1 at half time.

The second half saw a different Hollington. They started on the front foot and took the game to Rye Town. The Lions then introduced one-time Rye favourite Anthony Storey, who upped the tempo once again and it was his corner that Sean Ray headed home to make it 2-1.

The Lions should of added to their tally in the later stages with Ricky Martin, Grant Payne and Sam White all going close. But Hollington closed the game out well and three valuable points were won.

Martin and Bowles Man of the Match was Ricky Martin who put in ‘the complete midfield performance’. Also a big shout out to Rye Town’s management and players who worked all morning to get the game played. 

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