Weekly Round-Up – Mens First Team

A week at the Town

Steyning completed one of the most famous results in the club history last Wednesday night with a thrilling 2-1 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion under 21s in the Sussex senior cup.

On an evening of high drama in front of over 700 supporters at a pumping Shooting Field the Barrowmen scored two stunning strikes to shock our full-time opponents. It was all square at the break after a fast paced, pulsating first half, a half in which Steyning had the best of the chances with Radley-Martin going twice close with excellent long-range efforts and Shooman spurning a one on one chance.

On the hour, however, Radley-Martin was not to be denied with another stunning, curling strike coming with power and pace from the edge of the box to send the crowd into delirium. Minutes later with Town now on the front foot, Shooman broke through the middle and scored another cracking goal with a ferocious dipping drive beating the Albion keeper all ends up. Dreamland!

Frustration crept into the game for our visitors and they were reduced to 10 men for the final 20 minutes. However this did not stop them piling on the pressure. With 10 minutes to go they pulled one back through Barrington and thereafter it was simply backs to the wall for Steyning as attack after attack came. A few good chances came and went, but Town held on somehow for a historic victory that saw them advancing to the quarter-finals. What a night to remember for everybody who was there.

Last weeks heroics were followed up with a frustrating 2-2 draw for the mens first team away at Horsham YMCA last Tuesday night.

Town conceded a sloppy goal from a keeper error at a corner inside 2 minutes. Town then fought back to be 2-1 up on the hour through goals from Towning & Shooman. Towning’s goal was a cracking free kick in the first half and Shooman finished off a great team goal from close range early in the second half.

At this point Steyning were well in control however a poor final 20 minutes saw our hosts score again cheaply from a corner, and after that there were chances at both ends.

So 2-2 it was. A point on the road but still feels like an opportunity missed.

Onwards to Saturday where we have a tasty looking game at home to Newhaven

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