Hollington United set for biggest game in years

Hollington United Football Club is all set for arguably its biggest game in years.

Saturday, 9th March 2019, 10:31 am
Updated Saturday, 9th March 2019, 10:45 am
Hollington United will be hoping to celebrate a Sussex Intermediate Challenge Cup final place this afternoon. Picture by Justin Lycett

The Mid Sussex League Premier Division leaders will travel to league rivals Sporting Lindfield in a hotly-anticipated Sussex Intermediate Challenge Cup semi-final today (Saturday), kick-off 1.30pm.

The Lions, who have won their last 10 matches in all competitions, are 11 places and 32 points above their opponents in the league, and beat them 6-0 at Gibbons Field in September.

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At stake for the winners is a final showdown against unbeaten Southern Combination League Division Two leaders Rustington or Upper Beeding, who will meet in the other last four tie this afternoon.

Hollington pulled off a tremendous victory against Rustington in last season’s Sussex Intermediate Cup only to be removed from the competition for, unwittingly, fielding an ineligible player.