Ferring move into top four

FERRING Football Club moved up to fourth in County League Division 3 on Saturday when two late goals gave them a 3-2 win over second-from-bottom Pease Pottage Village.

Ryan Warr headed in from a Dale Nally cross on 15 minutes to give Ferring an early boost but, after Pottage struck the post, they levelled in the 40th minute.

A Pete Christodoulou own goal put Pottage 2-1 up on the hour, but Ferring continued to create chances.

Simon Corona hit the bar, Steve Gettings had an effort saved, and Joe Charman went close with a one-on-one before Harry Cranford headed home the equaliser with 10 minutes remaining.

More late drama followed when Charman’s neat dinked finish in injury time snatched a late win.

Ferring manager Craig Stuart said: “They were the better side, and looked lively in all areas.

“A draw would have been the fair result, but we won so I’m not going to complain.

“We showed great character with such a young side and although we’re in fourth, we just want to consolidate and finish in the top eight.

“That was always our aim, and if we can keep this squad together, I believe we can push for promotion next season.

“It’s very satisfying and there were some superb individual performances. Ryan Warr and Dale Nally were outstanding and Joe Charman excelled. It was an entertaining game, and they are a much better side than their league position suggests.”

FERRING: Westwater; Cranford, Yeo, Christodoulou, Gibbons; Clarke, Nally, Barnes, Gettings; Warr, Charman. Subs: Giamattee (Gibbons 25), Corona (Clarke 55), Palmer (Nally 65), Cave.