Lancers edge thriller to see off nine-man Hassocks

Lewis Finney netted in Lancing's defeat at Eastbourne United on Saturday. Picture: Stephen Goodger
Lewis Finney netted in Lancing's defeat at Eastbourne United on Saturday. Picture: Stephen Goodger

Lancing Football Club sealed a second successive SCFL Premier Division win last night.

After going behind early on, Lancers recovered to seal a 4-3 victory over nine-man Hassocks.

Lancers boss John Sharman was pleased to seal a second straight win and said: “It was a good win and the spirit afterwards was brilliant.”

Liam Benson put Robins ahead on 17 minutes but Mike Williamson levelled a minute later. Tom Caplin struck on the half-hour to hand Lancing a 2-1 half-time lead.

Back came Hassocks and James Westlake levelled 20 minutes after the break, before the visitors’ Michael Death was dismissed for violent conduct.

Lewis Finney then curled in a fine free kick 16 minutes from time to put Lancing ahead. George Fenton’s penalty, after a foul on Elliott Bennett, then made it 4-2.

Robins captain Ashley Marsh, making his 499th appearance, was then shown a second yellow card, before Philip Gault grabbed a late consolation.

LANCING: D’Cruz; Donaldson, Bygraves, Sharman, Fenton; Baah, Waterman, Williamson; Caplin, Fair, Finney. Subs: Berry (Caplin), Costen (Fair), Bennett (Finney), Green.

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