A 5-3 win against Cardinal Newman has kept the Bexhill College Football Academy top of the Sussex Schools 1st XI league.
A strong start saw Bexhill test the Newman keeper from the beginning, with shots from Leon Gravata and Greg Bennett forcing low diving saves. The deadlock was initially broken by Matteo Lombardelli, only for the goal to be ruled out by the assistant referee for offside. Two minutes later, Bexhill were awarded a corner which Captain, Jordan Cole, rose higher than everyone else to finish with a towering header. A lapse in concentration meant that Newman equalised. Bexhill replied to this by scoring from another corner, this time Dan Hull mirrored his Captainís finish. Within 3 minutes, Gregg Bennett scored a third with a poacherís finish at the front post. Another defensive lapse allowed Newman to score a second, just before the half time whistle.
Bexhill came out in the second half invigorated and determined. Not long into the half, Bexhill were awarded a penalty for a pull back on Lombardelli as he broke away from the defence. This was calmly converted by Bennett to make it 4-2. With an ever-influential Gravata in the midfield, Bexhill were able to break away again with Jordan Uba striking a magnificent 30-yard effort from the right side of the pitch. Right at the end, Newman managed to grab another goal.
This performance left Bexhill College top of the league in Sussex Schools football with only two games remaining.
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