Chopbacks’ season opener sees them ends in defeat – fight back was not enough

East Sussex Football League Division 1

South Coast Athletico 3

Bexhill A.A.C 5

For the first game of the season the South Coast Athletico was at home for the East Sussex Football League Division 1 clash with last season’s leaders Bexhill A.A.C.

The Chopbacks thought they had taken the lead when a back pass led to the keeper missing the ball and it looking to have rolled over the line but no goal was given.

That being said, after a slow start to the half the Chopbacks found themselves 2-0 down at half time due to an own goal by Charley Adams and failing to pick up the runner on the corner kick.

The second half started poorly for the Chopbacks with Bexhill A.A.C getting a third goal looking to seal the tie early on.

The south Coast finally woke up and after Dave Burch got his first goal for the club, Connor Smith scored what will undoubtedly be a contender for goal of the season and Tyler Smith beat the last defender to equalise it looked like the comeback was on.

But after an unlucky second own goal the Chopbacks were chasing an equaliser again but while the team was arguing with the official over the time the opposition’s goalkeeper was holding the ball, Bexhill A.A.C caught the defence napping and scored a fifth to seal a 5-3 defeat for South Coast.

Man of the Match
Dayle McGurk

Dave Burch (58)
Connor Smith (61)
Tyler Smith (82)

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