Hastings United’s footballers are set to be in action for the second time in three days.
Less than 48 hours after their 1-1 draw away to fellow Ryman Football League Division One South play-off hopefuls Hythe Town on Thursday night, the U’s will entertain Whyteleafe this afternoon (Saturday). Kick-off at The Pilot Field is 3pm.
United put a lot of work in to clinch a hard-earned point on Thursday, particularly after they were reduced to nine men for the closing 20 minutes, and will have to dig deep into their energy reserves to face a Whyteleafe side which hasn’t played since last weekend.
It’s another important game for the U’s, who sit two points and two places outside the play-off spots with at least one game in hand on all of the teams around them.
Whyteleafe are 11 points and eight positions worse off than United, who will be eager to atone for their 4-1 defeat in December’s reverse fixture.
Sam Cole will begin a two-match ban for United and Jack Walder will complete a five-game suspension, while midweek signing Kevant Serbony could make his home debut.
Elsewhere today, Bexhill United will host Midhurst & Easebourne and Little Common will head to Storrington in Macron Store Southern Combination Football League Division One, while Westfield will travel to Division Two leaders Cowfold.
TODAY’S FOOTBALL FIXTURES
Hastings United v Whyteleafe (3pm)
SOUTHERN COMBINATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Bexhill United v Midhurst & Easebourne (3pm)
Storrington v Little Common (3pm)
Cowfold v Westfield (3pm)
Reserve Section (East)
Westfield v Haywards Heath Town (3pm)
MACRON EAST sUSSEX FOOTBALL league (3pm)
Sedlescombe Rangers v Hollington United
St Leonards Social v Mountfield United
Crowhurst v Sidley United
Ticehurst v Eastbourne Rangers
Wadhurst United v The JC Tackleway
Bexhill AAC v Herstmonceux
Eastbourne Athletic v Peche Hill Select II
Burwash v Bexhill United II
Hooe Sports v Mayfield
Orington v Herstmonceux II
Hailsham Athletico v Bexhill Rovers
Hawkhurst United II v Wittersham II
Punnetts Town v Battle Baptists II
The JC Tackleway II v Bexhill AAC II
Hampden Park United v Icklesham Casuals II
Magham Down v Sandhurst
Robertsbridge United II v Sedlescombe R’grs III
St Leonards v Parkfield
Hastings & District FA Intermediate Cup (2.30pm)
Battle Baptists v Hawkhurst United
Peche Hill Select v Rock-a-Nore
Hastings & District FA Junior Cup (2.30pm)
Westfield III v Icklesham Casuals
Peasmarsh United v Old Hastonians
Eastbourne FA Junior Cup (2.30pm)
Grasshoppers Old Boys v Victoria Baptists
Robertsbridge Charity Junior Cup (2.30pm)
Northiam 75 v West Hill United
St Leonards Social II v Pebsham Sibex
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