Uckfield FM Weekend Sports Review

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In Saturday’s local football, AFC Uckfield Town returned to winning ways with a one-nil victory over Shoreham at the Oaks.  Bailo Camara scored the only goal with a 13th minute penalty, as Uckfield moved up to seventh place in the table.

In the Mid Sussex League, there was a remarkable win for Ridgewood, who beat Montpelier Villa Reserves eight-four.  Elsewhere, Newick won three-one at Ditchling Reserves.  But, there were defeats for Buxted, who lost four-nil at Rotherfield, and for Nutley, who went down two-nil at Mile Oak Reserves.

Lewes kept alive their play-off hopes in the Bostik Premier League, thanks to a two-one win at home to Merstham.

And, a goal after only four minutes was all that separated Brighton and Hove Albion and quadruple-chasing Manchester City in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium.

The Eastbourne Eagles speedway team got their new season off to an impressive start at the Arlington Stadium on Saturday night.  The Eagles defeated Birmingham by 52 points to 38 in the Championship Shield.


And finally, Sussex’s cricketers have it all to do to pull off a victory in today’s final day of their opening County Championship match with Leicestershire at Hove.  Chasing 230 to win, the visitors finished the day yesterday well-placed on 99 for one.