Uckers are defeated 2-1 defeat against Peacehaven and Telscombe

AFC Uckfield Town played their second game this week against Peacehaven and Telcombe.

The first game on Tuesday in the Peter Bentley Cup resulted in Uckers winning by 3 – 1.   This game was in the Sussex Combination Premier League.

The game started well for Uckers with player/ manager Anthony Storey finding his free kick range just going wide after 4 minutes.

The new signing Taylor Maddock almost made himself an instant hero, but a low effort from the edge of the box just went wide. Shortly after Maddock again .caused chaos in the box, this time with a towering header.

There was a scare for the home team at 21 minutes but a tremendous sliding tackle from Regan Smith kept the game at 0-0 after 21 minutes but the Uckers were lacking a little fluidity and composure in the final third.

There was a great chance for the home team when Shaun Lofts subtle prompting released Callum Smith but the Peacehaven keeper saved well from Callum’s cross.

It was still 0-0 at half time.

Very shortly after the restart Uckers had the ball in the back of the net but was ruled out following a foul.  At 59 minutes there was a tremendous Louis Rogers save to keep out a towering header.

At 65 minutes Uckfield had a massive chance when Richie Welch’s header from a deliciously flighter free kick goes just past the post.

Shortly after this the visitors took the lead with a header into the back of Roger’s net by ex Uckers player Tyler Scrafton. 1- 0 after 68 minutes.

Recently signed to Uckers, Gianfranco Mici came on as a substitute to replace Craig Norman.

Uckers started to put pressure on the visitors and Bailo Camara causes chaos in the visitor box and live wire Callum Smith volleys a whisker wide.

Uckers had the ball in the net again from a free kick but was ruled again offside.

Very shortly after against the run of play, the visitors double its lead with a goal from Gus Burton at 78 minutes.

Uckers now put on the pressure with Camara having an effort cleared of the line after rounding the keeper with a typical storming run.

A penalty was awarded to Uckfield which Camara emphatically dispatched into the back of the net.   2-1 down at 87 minutes.

There was a scramble in stoppage time when keeper Louis Rogers can up to try and help score.  However, a Harlem Globetrotters impersonation on the line denies and Uckers equalisers.  There were call for hand ball but a penalty was turned down.

The game finished 2-1 to visitors.

Before the match Manager Anthony Storey presented Richie Welch with his October player of the month award sponsored by Agon Systems.

Matt Maclean and his son before the game

All images and story by Mike Skinner –  Uckfield FM