STORRINGTON Football Club are safe from the drop in County League Division 2, despite a narrow defeat away to Mile Oak on Saturday.
Rustington’s 6-0 loss at Wick & Barnham on Monday means they can no longer catch fourth-from-bottom Swans, who complete their season at Loxwood this Saturday.
Lloyd Skinner’s solitary second-half goal settled a largely scrappy and uneventful encounter on Saturday.
However, Swans had a golden chance to snatch a point right at the death. John Langridge was put through by a Harry Jarrett pass and only had the keeper to beat, but his shot lacked power and he only succeeded in scuffing it straight into the gloves of the grateful Aaron Stenning.
Storrington boss Nigel Dyer said: “I thought we were the better side in the first half, it was quite an even game but we had the better of it and then they came back into it more, which is when they got their goal.
“We played some neat and tidy stuff and had the better chances in the game but unfortunately we missed them and it didn’t go for us. I was largely pleased with the performance, though.”
Full report and reaction in this week’s paper.