Crawley Down Gatwick gain sweet revenge in Division One Cup

County League Division 1: Loxwood v Crawley Down Gatwick. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150413-153739001
County League Division 1: Loxwood v Crawley Down Gatwick. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150413-153739001

Southern Combination Division One Cup Round 2

Crawley Down Gatwick 5 Ringmer 1

Crowd favourite Leslie made amends and sealed victory with his second goal of the game when fellow strike partner Brooker set him up for his second and the Anvils’ fifth of the game.”

Crawley Down Gatwick progressed to Round 3 with ease after a first 45 minutes of flowing attacking football that had the visitors chasing shadows for most of the half.

This gained revenge for a league defeat at the Caburn a month ago.

Anvils started to dominate the half with their crisp attacking play, which paid off on 17 minutes with wide player Dave Houlders opening the scoring with a neat finish.

And just like buses two more turned up just after, with first a combination of Oli Leslie and Trotter setting up Ben Brooker for the second, and minutes later Brooker returned the compliment for Leslie to join them on the score sheet to go 3-0 up.

A Sonny Barton cross to Houlders was hacked off the goalline,

Luke Trotter broke through but just over running the ball to fire into the side-netting.

The hard-working Trotter notched number four before Ringmer sub Frost pulled a goal back for Ringmer during a rare visitors’ attack for 4-1.

Harry Lowe ran virtually the length of the pitch before sending over a cross that Leslie at full stretch just missed.

Crowd favourite Leslie made amends and sealed victory with his second goal of the game when fellow strike partner Brooker set him up for his second and the Anvils’ fifth of the game.

Down: Andy Greaves, Sonny Barton, Harry Lowe, Tom Agate (Lee Thomas), Steve Dixon, James Day, Dave Houlders (Josh Alcock), Mike Spence, Ben Brooker (Sam Cane), Oli Leslie, Luke Trotter.

Man of the Match: Oli Leslie

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