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Langney Wanderers
Newhaven
G Ingram (74'), W Wilkinson (32' Sent Off), L Denton (67' Sent Off)
Full time
Robinson (93' Pen), S Saunders (75')
Tue 18 Sep 19:45 - Southern Combination Football League - Premier Division Attendance 125

Injury Time Penalty Sinks 9 Man Langney

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Langney Wanderers 1-2 Newhaven FC

Match report by Ryan Newman

Nine-man Langney were denied a draw at home to Newhaven, thanks to a last-minute penalty, in what will prove one of the more memorable games of the season.

In-form Newhaven came into the game looking for their fifth straight win whilst Langney, who have proved hard to beat this season, were still looking for their first win of the Southern Combination Premier campaign.

It was the visitors who slightly shaded the opening of the game and created the first goalscoring opportunity when Tristan Jarvis tried his luck from range and stung the palms of Langney goalkeeper Dan Hutchins, who would go on to have an unbelievably good game.

Three minutes later, the Wanderers created their first opportunity, but Tyler Capon’s curling effort was straight at Jake Buss in the Newhaven goal.

After 14 minutes, Langney’s Wayne Wilkinson picked up the games first yellow card as a result of a lunging tackle.

Just a minute later, Newhaven talisman Lee Robinson would go close with an attempted bicycle kick after a long free-kick was floated in and nodded down in his direction, but his effort went harmlessly wide.

Just before the half-hour mark, a goalmouth scramble ensued after Langney were unable to clear their lines from a corner. Newhaven’s Robbie Keith’s initial header was saved before his follow-up volley was magnificently blocked on the line.

Wilkinson would then see red for another lunging tackle in which he appeared to make full contact with the ball. However, the referee decided excessive force was used and so brandished a second yellow card for the Langney striker. Newhaven’s Jarvis and Kyle Woolven would receive yellow cards as a result of the ensuing melee that occurred immediately after the Wilkinson tackle, despite the latter appearing to use two hands to shove Wilkinson to the ground.

Newhaven’s Matt Gunn would then receive a caution as a result of throwing the ball out of the stadium in protest at a corner being given to the Wanderers before the half-time whistle blew.

Half-time 0-0

Langney started the second-half with ten men much better than they had the first with 11 but did have Hutchins to thank for a good save to deny Woolven from distance shortly before the hour mark.

However, Newhaven would be gifted the best opportunity of the game so far to take the lead when Luke Denton was adjudged to have pulled the shirt of a Newhaven player in the box and the referee pointed to the spot.

Lee Robinson stepped up and tried to place the ball low to Hutchins’ left but the Langney goalkeeper made a fine save and quickly got up to smother the rebound and give the Wanderers hope.

Langney would then be reduced to nine men when Denton was given a second yellow card after overrunning the ball and lunging to keep possession. Wanderers captain Paul Rogers would also see yellow for dissent after expressing his dismay at the decision.

Astonishingly, nine-man Langney would take the lead just six minutes later thanks to a wonderful goal.

Capon picked up the ball in central midfield before turning and driving at the Newhaven defence and playing in Gary Ingram, who subsequently drove at his full-back before cutting back inside from the left and unleashing a venomous strike from the corner of the box that went in off the near-post.

The Wanderers lead would last just three minutes as Newhaven substitute Seb Saunders would slot home from close range after Woolven’s initial shot was well saved by Hutchins.

Langney would then see out almost all of the remaining 15 minutes plus stoppage time with a mixture of magnificent defending and poor Newhaven finishing.

Woolven had a curling effort from distance tipped over the bar before Newhaven substitute directed a free header from close range straight at Hutchins in the closing minutes.

Langney thought they had snatched it at the death when a deep free-kick was headed down by captain Paul Rogers, but Adam Davidson’s wonderful hooked half-volley effort was tipped over.

In the dying seconds of the game, Newhaven were given a second penalty when Gary Ingram was adjudged to have fouled Oliver Davies despite the linesman being a lot closer to the incident and not waving his flag.

Robinson stepped up a second time and this time sent Hutchins the wrong way to snatch all three points with virtually the last kick of the game.

Full-Time 1-2

“Regardless of the things that have happened tonight that are a little bit beyond our control, I can’t fault the attitude of my team against a quality side like Newhaven,” said a distraught Andy Goodchild.

“I have got no complaints about the first red card. Wayne plays with passion and that is his big strength in his game. I think he just needed to tone it down a notch or two after he got the first yellow. Even the referee said he got the whole ball, but the referee felt it was too aggressive."

“I thought it was a foul for Luke’s second yellow card but not a bookable offence. The referee has said to me afterwards that he thought it was a dirty game. I didn’t think it was at all. Football is a physical, contact sport and it was played tonight between two teams who looked to play decent football and entertain the people who have payed money to come through the gate."

“The linesman didn’t give the penalty at the end. It felt as though others have conspired against us tonight when the boys have given everything for a point and I told them we need to take that team spirit into every game."

“Not a great deal went wrong tactically tonight. It is just so difficult when you have to rearrange things with ten men and then again with nine.”

Next up for Langney is a trip to bottom of the table Loxwood this Saturday and Goodchild says he is desperate to pick up all three points for the first time this season.

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Player of the Match

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Key moments

32:00
Red Card Wayne Wilkinson is sent off for Langney Wanderers
67:00
Red Card Luke Denton is sent off for Langney Wanderers
74:00
Goal Gary Ingram scores for Langney Wanderers
75:00
Goal Sebastian Saunders scores for Newhaven
90:00 +3:00
Scored Penalty Lee Robinson scores a penalty for Newhaven

Highlights

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90:00 +3:00 Sub On
Jayson Sowter is substituted on for Newhaven
90:00 +3:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 2
Lee Robinson scores a penalty for Newhaven
90:00 Yellow Card
Peter Featherstone is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
90:00 Player of the Match
Dan Hutchins is awarded player of the match for Langney Wanderers
80:00 Yellow Card
Max Hollobone is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
79:00 Sub On
Alfie Haggar is substituted on for Newhaven
77:00 Sub On
Oleg Aleksandrov is substituted on for Langney Wanderers
77:00 Sub Off
Tyler Capon is substituted off for Langney Wanderers
75:00 Goal 1 - 1
Sebastian Saunders scores for Newhaven
74:00 Goal 1 - 0
Gary Ingram scores for Langney Wanderers
67:00 Yellow Card
Luke Denton is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
67:00 Yellow Card
Paul Rogers is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
67:00 Red Card 0 - 0
Luke Denton is sent off for Langney Wanderers
64:00 Yellow Card
Tyler Capon is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
63:00 Sub On
Sebastian Saunders is substituted on for Newhaven
62:00 Missed Penalty
Lee Robinson misses a penalty for Newhaven
62:00 Saved Penalty
Dan Hutchins saves a penalty for Langney Wanderers
61:00 Yellow Card
Luke Denton is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
End of period 1
44:00 Yellow Card
Matthew Gunn is yellow carded for Newhaven
40:00 Sub On
Gary Ingram is substituted on for Langney Wanderers
40:00 Sub Off
Billy Pout is substituted off for Langney Wanderers
32:00 Yellow Card
Wayne Wilkinson is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
32:00 Red Card 0 - 0
Wayne Wilkinson is sent off for Langney Wanderers
32:00 Yellow Card
Tristan Jarvis is yellow carded for Newhaven
32:00 Yellow Card
Kyle Woolven is yellow carded for Newhaven
18:00 Yellow Card
Wayne Wilkinson is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Langney Wanderers
  • Newhaven
  • 0
  • Wayne Wilkinson Yellow Card 18:00'
  • Wayne Wilkinson Yellow Card 32:00'
  • Wayne Wilkinson Red Card 32:00'
  • Tristan Jarvis Yellow Card 32:00'
  • Kyle Woolven Yellow Card 32:00'
  • Billy Pout Sub Off 40:00'
  • Gary Ingram Sub On 40:00'
  • Matthew Gunn Yellow Card 44:00'
  • Luke Denton Yellow Card 61:00'
  • Dan Hutchins Saved Penalty 62:00'
  • Lee Robinson Missed Penalty 62:00'
  • Sebastian Saunders Sub On 63:00'
  • Tyler Capon Yellow Card 64:00'
  • Luke Denton Yellow Card 67:00'
  • Luke Denton Red Card 67:00'
  • Paul Rogers Yellow Card 67:00'
  • Gary Ingram Goal 74:00'
  • Sebastian Saunders Goal 75:00'
  • Oleg Aleksandrov Sub On 77:00'
  • Tyler Capon Sub Off 77:00'
  • Alfie Haggar Sub On 79:00'
  • Max Hollobone Yellow Card 80:00'
  • Peter Featherstone Yellow Card 90:00'
  • Lee Robinson Scored Penalty 90:00 +3:00'
  • Jayson Sowter Sub On 90:00 +3:00'

Team selection

Langney Wanderers
Newhaven
  • 1. Jake Buss
  • 2. Harry Docherty
  • 3. Ian Robinson
  • 4. Ebou Jallow
  • 5. Robbie Keith
  • 6. Matthew Gunn
  • 7. Oliver Davies
  • 8. Tristan Jarvis
  • 9. Lee Robinson
  • 10. Callum Connor
  • 11. Kyle Woolven
  • 12. Jayson Sowter
  • 13. Sebastian Saunders
  • 14. Alfie Haggar
  • 15. Ben Dartnell
  • 16. Conor Sidwell

League table

# Team Pl Pts
13. Lancing 38 43
14. East Preston 38 41
15. Langney Wanderers 38 37
16. Little Common 38 35
17. Loxwood 38 31
18. Eastbourne United AFC 38 28
19. Arundel 38 27

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