Uckfield Sports Review

In the weekend’s local football, there was another excellent result for AFC Uckfield Town, as they won three-one at Horsham YMCA in the Sussex RUR Charity Cup. 

Liam Baitup scored twice for Uckfield, whose other goal came from Bailo Camara, whilst keeper Phil Hawkins saved a second-half penalty.

Striker Callum Smith suffered a broken ankle in this match which will sideline him for 3 months.

Next up for Uckfield is their big FA Cup Preliminary Round replay at home to VCD Athletic tomorrow evening.  Kick-off at the Oaks is at 7.30 pm.

In the Mid Sussex League, Ridgewood gained their second successive victory with a four-nil win at Sovereign Saints. Elsewhere, Nutley lost two-nil at Roffey Reserves.

Meanwhile, in the Betvictor Premier Division, Lewes recorded their first win of the season with a four-one victory at Leatherhead.

And Brighton and Hove Albion were on the wrong end of another clinical display by the champions Manchester City – the Seagulls going down to a four-nil defeat.

It was the final weekend of matches in the Sussex Cricket League, and Uckfield Anderida ended their disappointing season with a crushing 161-run defeat at the title-winners Herstmonceux.

Buxted Park’s hopes of securing a promotion spot ended with a four-wicket defeat at home to Mayfield’s second team.

Elsewhere, Isfield rounded off their promotion-winning season with a six-wicket win over Hellingly, whilst Fletching, who had also won their league, lost their final match at St Peters of Brighton’s second eleven by just two runs.

Newick narrowly escaped relegation following a seven-wicket win at Heathfield Park.  Blackboys had a 17-run victory at Seaford’s third team.  Maresfield lost to Pett by 43 runs.  And Nutley’s game against Polegate and Stone Cross’s second team ended in a tie.

In speedway, the Eastbourne Eagles snatched a thrilling 46-44 win over Sheffield at the Arlington Stadium on Saturday night.

On the final day of the All England Jumping Championships at Hickstead yesterday, Harriet Nuttall riding Galway Bay Jed won the showpiece Grand Prix event – becoming the first lady rider to claim the title.

And finally, there’s another meeting at Brighton Racecourse this afternoon, with the first race off at two o’clock.