Hastings tackle in-form South Park

Hastings United score their second goal in the reverse fixture against South Park. Picture courtesy Scott White

Hastings United score their second goal in the reverse fixture against South Park. Picture courtesy Scott White

  • Hastings United travel to South Park today
  • United one place and two points outside play-offs
  • South Park have won five of last six games
  • Bexhill United, Little Common and Westfield also in action
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Hastings United’s footballers will be keen to pick up where they left off on Easter Monday as they return to action today (Saturday).

Buoyed by their 6-0 thrashing of Peacehaven & Telscombe, the U’s will continue their quest for a place in the Ryman Football League Division One South end-of-season play-offs with a trip to South Park.

“We’ve got five games left and we’ve got to try and get as many points as we can,” said United manager Garry Wilson, whose team lies one place and two points outside the all-important top five.

United produced a superb display to run out 5-1 winners in November’s reverse fixture, but 10th-placed South Park are one of the division’s form sides having won five of their last six games.

Billy Medlock, who of course scored five goals against Peacehaven, is suspended following his recent red card against Hythe Town and Simon Johnson is also banned having been sent-off in the same game, but Sam Adams (injury) and Zac Attwood (illness) should return.

Hastings United’s remaining fixtures: today(Saturday) South Park (a), Tuesday East Grinstead Town (a), April 9 Molesey (h), April 16 Ramsgate (a), April 23 Herne Bay (h).

Ryman Division One South top 10 (played-points): 1 Folkestone Invicta 42-102, 2 Dorking Wanderers 41-81, 3 Hythe Town 42-78, 4 Faversham Town 41-76, 5 Worthing 41-75, 6 HASTINGS UNITED 41-73, 7 Corinthian-Casuals 41-70, 8 Molesey 41-70, 9 Herne Bay 41-69, 10 South Park 40-67.

TODAY’S FOOTBALL FIXTURES

RYMAN LEAGUE

South Division

South Park v Hastings United (3pm)

SOUTHERN COMBINATION FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Division 1

Bexhill United v Oakwood (3pm)

Little Common v Selsey (3pm)

Division 2

Westfield v Alfold (3pm)

Reserve Section (East)

Ringmer v Westfield (3pm)

MACRON EAST sUSSEX FOOTBALL league (3pm)

Premier Division

Hawkhurst United v Sedlescombe Rangers

Hollington United v Battle Baptists

Ore Athletic v Mountfield United

Peche Hill Select v Rock-a-Nore

Robertsbridge United v St Leonards Social

Division 1

Crowhurst v Ticehurst

Old Hastonians v Eastbourne Rangers

The JC Tackleway v Wadhurst United (1.30pm)

Division 2

Bexhill AAC v Hastings Rangers

Herstmonceux v Eastbourne Athletic

Northiam 75 v Peche Hill Select II

Division 3

Mayfield v Orington

Sedlescombe Rangers II v Pebsham Sibex

St Leonards Social II v Burwash

West Hill United v Hooe Sports

Division 4

The JC Tackleway II v Hailsham Athletico (3.30pm)

Division 5

Icklesham Casuals II v Magham Down

Parkfield v Robertsbridge United II

Eastbourne Coach Finishers Challenge Cup

Semi-finals (2.30pm)

Battle Baptists II v Victoria Baptists

Bexhill AAC II v Grasshoppers Old Boys

Robertsbridge Charity Junior Cup

Quarter-finals

Bexhill United II v Bexhill Rovers (12noon)

Peasmarsh United v Westfield III (2.30pm)

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