It wasn’t only the Premier League that enjoyed a goal feast and league leaders Dorking Wanderers got the lion’s share of seven as they won 4–3 at Pease Pottage Village. Pottage’s Ryan Ripley hit a shock opener in the first minute and a surprise result looked possible as Tom Tolfrey made it 2–0 midway through the half. Chris Williams promptly reduced the arrears and Dorking’s Shane Jones equalised just before half time. After an hour Ripley was there again to make it 3–2 to Pottage, but Jones levelled again with 12 minutes left. It was mighty close, but Williams scored his second at the death maintaining Dorking’s lead at 15 points despite them having two players red carded. Barnham hit five without reply at Ifield Edwards and moved up to second spot on goal difference. Ashley Harper notched an early opener on 6 minutes and a goal by Joss Harper just before the break scotched a spirited spell by the Villagers. In a one-way second half Mark Pedrick collected a brace on 54 and 85 minutes while Harper also scored a second after an hour’s play. Hurstpierpoint managed only one goal against Bosham but it was enough to earn them all the points. Liam Pears got the all-important strike after 78 minutes while Bosham’s misery was compounded as they had two players sent off. Newhaven found scoring easy as they swept aside Ferring by six goals to two. Dan Murray gave the Dockers the lead after 11 minutes, but the game went goal crazy in the second half. Luke Duchossoy after 54 minutes, Darren Flynn two minutes later and Murray with his second on 66 minutes made the home side comfortable at 4–0. Dale Nally pulled a goal back with a quarter of an hour to go but Duchossoy quickly restored Newhaven’s big advantage and when Paul Rapps notched Ferring’s second after 85 minutes Duchossoy was soon on hand again to complete his hat trick. Haywards Heath Town won 2–1 at resurgent Rottingdean Village. Rottingdean scored first through Michael Damario on 37 minutes, but when they found the net again on 71 minutes it was unfortunately their own. Heath’s leading light Murray Coltham only rubbed it in when he scored the winner for the visitors in the final five minutes. TD Shipley drew 1–1 in their local derby with Broadbridge Heath having scored both goals. TD conceded an own goal after 75 minutes and normal time was up when Gary Pritchard saved their blushes with the equaliser. Saltdean United maintained solid form with a 3–0 success at Uckfield Town. Lee Pontin scored a double on 13 and 74 minutes and Elliot Quant got the third with ten minutes to go. Forest secured their first win of the season in spectacular fashion as they overwhelmed Sidlesham 5–0 in a vital six pointer at the foot of the table. Shaun Findlay was on top form and scored a hat trick (10, 54 and 61 minutes) encouraging Jake Holmes who weighed in with a quick brace after 75 and 78 minutes.
Franklands Village went out of the Mid Sussex Senior Cup after losing their Second Round tie 5–1 at home to Premier side Roffey. In the Montgomery Cup Third Round Lewes Bridgeview won the all Championship tie as they scored the only goal of the game at home to Furnace Green Galaxy.
In the league Turners Hill missed the chance to close the gap on leaders Lewes Bridgeview when they were held 2–2 at fourth-placed AFC?Ringmer. Dormansland Rockets moved up to second after beating bottom side?Uckfield Town II 6–1 at home. Phoenix United move up a place to seventh after beating Ifield Edwards II 8–1 at home. Gerald Manville led the way with four and there was a brace apiece for Alex Lavan and Martin Scott.
Fairwarp maintained their single point lead at the top after beating Buxted II 3–1 at home. Wivelsfield Green took advantage of Copthorne II’s 1–1 home draw with Furnace?Green Galaxy II to go into second spot thanks to a 4–1 win at Ifield Edwards III. M. Hughes, K. Sparkes (2) and A. Stevenson scoring for Wivelsfield, while Steve Crawford grabbed a consolation for the home side. Handcross Village remain in fifth place despite beating Horley Wanderers 5–1 at home. Danehill are still sixth as they beat bottom side Newick II 3–1 away.