Breaking news: Common reinstated in cup

Martin Denny on the ball for Little Common against Langney Wanderers last night. Picture by Simon Newstead (SUS-160323-101012002)
Martin Denny on the ball for Little Common against Langney Wanderers last night. Picture by Simon Newstead (SUS-160323-101012002)
  • Little Common reinstated in Peter Bentley Challenge Cup
  • Common’s conquerors, Broadnbridge Heath, removed from competition
  • Heath found to have used ineligible player
  • Common will face Lancing in semi-finals on April 12
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Little Common Football Club has received a surprise early Easter present in the form of a league cup semi-final place.

The Commoners have been reinstated in the Macron Store Southern Combination Football League Peter Bentley Challenge Cup after the team which knocked them out was removed from the competition.

Common were narrowly beaten 2-1 away to Broadbridge Heath in the quarter-finals on Tuesday March 1, but Heath have been found to have used an ineligible player so the tie has been awarded to Common.

The Commoners will face Lancing in the semi-finals on Tuesday April 12 at Eastbourne United AFC and the winners will play Newhaven or Horsham in the final.

Common are eighth in Division One following their 3-2 victory at home to Langney Wanderers last night, while Lancing are fifth in the Premier Division and only three points outside the top three.

Common had pulled off three good victories to reach the quarter-finals, knocking out runaway Division One leaders Haywards Heath Town, local rivals Bexhill United and Oakwood.

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