Posted on 19th April 2017
Burgess Hill Town drew 1-1 in their Bank Holiday Monday derby with Worthing Town.Ian Chapman made four changes to Saturday’s lineup. Toby Pointing and Will Miles replaced Leon Redwood and Pierre Hazet in midfield and Aaron Smith Joseph and Tyrell Richardson Brown replaced Pat and Lee Harding up – front.
Richardson – Brown’s pace was causing Worthing’s back- four problems from the start, and it was Tyrell who had the first chance when Kieron Thorp fumbled a headed back pass, but he recovered just in time to deny the Hillian’s forward. Thorp was called into action again holding onto a Brivio long range effort and saved well with his foot to deny Richardson – Brown seconds later. The home side was enjoying more possession but weren’t threatening the Hillians goal.
Leon Redwood was introduced at the beginning of the 2nd half for Pointing and was booked shortly before the hour mark for a foul on the edge of the Hillian’s area, but the resulting free kick was easily saved by Shaw. Minutes later Will Miles played a good ball into the ‘channel’ for Lee Harding, who had just replaced Lucas Rodrigues, and his cross was met by Tyrell Richardson Brown to score from inside the six-yard box. The Hillians nearly doubled their lead in the 73rd minute, Thorp saving well from Ibrahim Diallo who had been picked out at the far post by Aaron Smith-Joseph’s deep cross. In the 82nd minute, a Lee Harding volley was deflected away from goal by a Worthing player’s hand for a corner but the referee didn’t see the incident. With the home side pushing for an equaliser, a long throw evaded the Hillians defence and found the unmarked Newhouse at the back post to score from a few yards out.
Anguish in the end for the Hillian’s who were the better team for the majority of the game. A win against Merstham FC at home next Saturday and if one of Harrow, Hendon, Met Police or Folkestone Invicta lose Hillian’s will be in the Isthmian Premier League next season.
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