Wasteful Golds suffer defeat in crucial clash

George Gaskin got Golds' goal in their defeat last night. Picture by Stephen Goodger
George Gaskin got Golds' goal in their defeat last night. Picture by Stephen Goodger

Ady Baker was left annoyed after Littlehampton Football Club were sent crashing to a 2-1 home Southern Combination League Premier Division by strugglers AFC Uckfield Town last night.

A brace of strikes over 15 second-half minutes helped ten-man Uckfield to a crucial victory.

Going into it, fourth-bottom Golds knew a win could see them move up to 14th in the table.

As it was, Littlehampton boss Baker rued the opportunity missed by his side and said: “We created so many chances but just didn’t take them. I just hope this result does not come back to haunt us come the end of the season.”

Emerson Guimaraes’ thunderbolt put Uckfield ahead eight minutes after the break. Scott Taylor then made it two 25 minutes from time.

Hassan Ibrahim was shown a second yellow on 70 minutes, before a smart finish from George Gaskin gave Golds hope five minutes later.

Despite a late onslaught, Littlehampton couldn’t get level as it ended 2-1.

LITTLEHAMPTON: Hendrick; Chaplin, McKay, D.Hand, Bell; Kempson, Farrell, Ball; Gray, Gaskin, Cole. Subs: Goldson (Gray, 25), Janman (Farrell, 55), Ashman (Ball, 70), Lewis.

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