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Langney Wanderers
Eastbourne United AFC
T McCreadie (30' Sent Off), P Rogers (47'), T Straker (63'), P Weatherby (83')
Full time
Unknown (12', 30' Sent Off)
Sat 17 Nov 15:00 - Southern Combination Football League - Premier Division Attendance 135

Derby Day Drama


Langney Wanderers 3-1 Eastbourne United

Report By Ryan Newman

Two second half wonder goals from Tariq Straker and Paul Weatherby saw the Wanderers run out 3-1 winners against neighbours Eastbourne United at Priory Lane.

It was the visitors who started off strongest in the inaugural league meeting between the sides, and they deservedly took the lead after just 12 minutes when a corner was only half cleared and fell kindly for Dan Rogers to fire into the bottom corner from the edge of the area, cutting across the ball beautifully.

The game then took a turn for the worse just before the half-hour mark when a regulatory foul resulted in a melee between both sets of players and lots of pushing and shoving. At the end of it all, Langney’s Trevor McCreadie was sent off for an alleged stamp on a United player and United’s Charlie Ball saw red for throwing a punch at McCreadie.

United continued to press throughout the first-half and Langney had to rely on a few good saves from goalkeeper Dan Hutchins to stay just the one goal behind.

The Wanderers would have been glad to get in 0-1 down but they went one better as, on the stroke of half-time, Max Hollobone played a delightful ball over the top for captain Paul Rogers who just about squeezed his shot through Matt Dann in the United goal.

The game was slightly more even in the second-half, but it was still United who created the better opportunities and were repeatedly denied by an inspired Hutchins, who saved from Alberto Lubango, Sam Willet and Richard Pingling in the space of eight minutes.

Langney were looking more and more dangerous on the counter though as United poured forward looking for their first win of the season. It was Straker who duly punished them after being played in behind down the left channel, when his cross-shot found the back of the net after a lung-busting run.

The visitors response was to throw even more men forward in search of an equaliser and went close on a few occasions before Paul Weatherby sealed the win for the Wanderers. Hollobone was again the deliverer of a wonderful ball down the right channel this time, which Weatherby latched onto, did well to stop from going out for a throw-in and then somehow lobbed Dann in the United goal from way out on the right-hand side, a truly special goal.

To their credit, despite being crestfallen and surely wondering how on earth they were 3-1 down, United never gave up and tested Hutchins again in the closing stages only to be denied by another fine save from a long-range effort destined for the top corner.

The result sees Langney increase the gap to United to 13 points and move up to 16th in the table. Next up for the Wanderers is a trip to an ever-improving Crawley Down Gatwick side who have won six of their last eight league games and currently sit sixth in the Southern Combination Premier table.

After the game, Langney manager Kenny McCreadie said:

“I see a wee bit of fitness creeping in to our game now. I thought we defended well today because I thought their movement was very good. To be fair to them, they’re not a bottom side. Ryan (Cooper) and Aaron (Hopkinson) will keep them up and get them up the table for sure.

“My players reacted to the sending offs very well. My boy Trevor gets sent off for stamping on him, I understand you’re frustrated or whatever, but you can’t do that, end of.

“Could the referee of given two yellow’s? Possibly, but the important thing for us was Paul Rogers’ goal just before half-time. I thought the second and the third goal were brilliant. If you don’t shoot you don’t score, and Tariq did the same thing last week.

“We sat in a bit deeper as the game wore on and allowed them a lot of the ball but in a derby game like this, I don’t care what the score is, a win is a win, we worked hard today, and we had to get the three points. The performance wasn’t great but when you’re down near the bottom you want three points, and we got them today.”

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Key moments

Goal Goal for Eastbourne United AFC
Red Card Trevor McCreadie is sent off for Langney Wanderers
Red Card A player is sent off for Eastbourne United AFC
45:00 +2:00
Goal Paul Rogers scores for Langney Wanderers
Goal Tariq Straker scores for Langney Wanderers
Goal Paul Weatherby scores for Langney Wanderers


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89:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Eastbourne United AFC
84:00 Yellow Card
Paul Weatherby is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
83:00 Goal 3 - 1
Paul Weatherby scores for Langney Wanderers
78:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Eastbourne United AFC
74:00 Sub Off
Matt Simpson is substituted off for Langney Wanderers
74:00 Sub On
Dan Carter is substituted on for Langney Wanderers
72:00 Sub Off
Substitution off for Eastbourne United AFC
72:00 Sub On
Substitution on for Eastbourne United AFC
63:00 Goal 2 - 1
Tariq Straker scores for Langney Wanderers
45:00 Kickoff
Langney Wanderers kick off
End of period 1
45:00 +2:00 Goal 1 - 1
Paul Rogers scores for Langney Wanderers
30:00 Red Card 0 - 1
Trevor McCreadie is sent off for Langney Wanderers
30:00 Yellow Card
Paul Rogers is yellow carded for Langney Wanderers
30:00 Red Card 0 - 1
A player is sent off for Eastbourne United AFC
30:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Eastbourne United AFC
12:00 Goal 0 - 1
Goal for Eastbourne United AFC
0:00 Kickoff
Eastbourne United AFC kick off
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Langney Wanderers
  • Eastbourne United AFC
  • 0
  • Goal 12:00'
  • Trevor McCreadie Red Card 30:00'
  • Paul Rogers Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Red Card 30:00'
  • Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Paul Rogers Goal 45:00 +2:00'
  • Tariq Straker Goal 63:00'
  • Sub Off 72:00'
  • Sub On 72:00'
  • Matt Simpson Sub Off 74:00'
  • Dan Carter Sub On 74:00'
  • Yellow Card 78:00'
  • Paul Weatherby Goal 83:00'
  • Paul Weatherby Yellow Card 84:00'
  • Yellow Card 89:00'

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# 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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