Chopbacks stumble but still go top by a point

Sedlescombe Rangers II – 1

South Coast Athletico – 1

On Saturday it was Sedlescombe Rangers II who were the Chopbacks next league opponents.

Connor Easton came close to scoring early in the game by hitting the cross bar in what was a high tempo start to the game.

The deadlock was broken however on the 19 minute mark when an  Easton long throw was flicked on by JJ Beaumont for Brad Owens to head home.

The Chopbacks searched for a second before half time but Sedlescombe managed to hold out till half time.

The second half kicked off and the Chopbacks started very slowly conceding an early corner which Sedlescombe to equalise.

The Chopbacks looked for an instant response but Sedlescombe were very disciplined in their defending and managed to keep attacks to a minimum.

A change of shape late on however proved to create a few dangerous attacks most notably a Lee Finnigan cross that was begging to be tapped in from the back post but nobody was able to make it to the ball.

The game finished all square and a rare off day for the Chopbacks sees their winning run come to an end A draw however was enough to see the team go top of the table by one point.

Man of the Match: JJ Beaumont

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