Bexhill ace gets all clear after hospital trip

Wayne Giles on the ball against Seaford Town on Tuesday night. Picture by Simon Newstead
Wayne Giles on the ball against Seaford Town on Tuesday night. Picture by Simon Newstead
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Bexhill United Football Club midfielder Wayne Giles was given the all clear after spending a night in hospital.

An ambulance was called to The Polegrove on Tuesday night after Giles was stretchered off towards the end of Bexhill’s 0-0 draw against Seaford Town looking decidedly unwell.

Giles was taken to The Conquest Hospital in Hastings, where he remained until 5am yesterday (Wednesday) along with the club physio and two team-mates. All four went to work that day as well.

Speaking yesterday afternoon, Bexhill joint manager Ryan Light said: “I’ve spoken to him today and he’s still not 100 percent, but he’s on the mend. He said it was a tightening of his chest really.

“The doctor at the hospital changed his medication, gave him a clean bill of health and said he can resume exercise.”

Light added that Giles even wants to play in the Macron Store Southern Combination Football League Division One match at home to Billingshurst this coming Saturday.

As for the game itself on Tuesday night, Light was pleased with a much-improved defensive display after the 6-1 loss to Steyning Town three days earlier.

He said: “I’m content with the clean sheet. We’re off the back of conceding six goals so to get a clean sheet after that is a real positive.

“Credit must go to the back four and the ‘keeper because confidence is always going to be fragile. They need to hold their heads up and have a bit of pride in that.

“I thought 0-0 was a fair result. I possibly feel aggrieved we didn’t take all three points, but on the back of Saturday it’s a good point and a positive to get a clean sheet.

“The first half was quite an even game, a little bit too open for my liking. We didn’t really get on the ball and gave the ball away every second pass; it was like we had a little hangover from Saturday still.

“The second half we totally dominated, but scoring goals does seem to be a little bit of a problem at the moment, just having that natural finisher.

“We’ve rotated it. We’ve played Kev Barden, Jacob Shelton and Billy Trickett so we’re certainly using all our options.”

Kyle Holden, Corey Wheeler and Barden are expected to return for Saturday’s match.

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