Sussex side closing in on unwanted century

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Ferring Football Club’s conceded tally for the season reached 97 on Saturday.

Having played just eight games in all competitions to date, Saturday’s 9-0 Southern Combination League Division 2 defeat at Westfield now leaves them just three away from an unwanted century in the goals conceded column.

A tough start has seen them concede 18 goals in a game on three occasions, coming against Jarvis Brook, Worthing Town Leisure and Cowfold.

Ferring also shipped 15 in a clash with Bosham earlier this season.

Hat-tricks for both Asher Grindle and Joshua Carey condemned Ferring to an eighth straight defeat in all competitions this season.

As well as those trebles, Callum Smith bagged a brace and Jake Adams netted to round off the scoring.

Ferring manager Steve Allen felt it was always going to be a tricky task making the long trip with a patched up side.

He said: “We had to make several changes from the team that lost 3-0 last time out.

“It’s not ideal when you are having to call up reserve, youth and senior players and mixing them in one team.

“It was a long way to travel and we found it difficult with a team that hasn’t played together too much.”

FERRING: Wareham-Grinstead; Muddle, Punter, Linfield, Yates, Allen, Esfahni, Souadi, Lelliott, Wolverston, Rae. Subs: Cook.

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