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Tolfrey cracker secures derby success for Pottage

By This is Sussex  |  Posted: April 27, 2011

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Division Three

Ifield Edwards 1

Pease Pottage Village 3

PEASE Pottage completed a second consecutive 3-1 victory against a lethargic Ifield Edwards in this local derby.

Ifield started the liveliest, working hard to gain control.

However, Pottage gained composure and drew first blood with a goal from Tom Tolfrey on eight minutes.

Two minutes later, though, the scores were level as Steve Martin collected a precise through ball from Ross Cambridge and held off a couple of hefty challenges on his run before beating the keeper as well.

Both sides tried to play football in testing conditions and on a bobbly pitch with the wide players of Jamie Wanstall and Mo Shuga'a from Pottage supplying the more threatening chances for their strikers.

A cross from Shuga'a into the box set up the second for Pottage, leaving Ryan Ripley to head home on 41 minutes.

After the break Pottage started to take control, creating further chances for Tom Familton and Tolfrey, who made a nuisance of himself all game.

A cracking curler from 20 yards into the top corner from Tolfrey on 72 minutes ensured Pottage the three points to extend their league winning streak to six games on the trot.

Pease Pottage boss Paul Hayes said: "We have worked hard to build a good side and kept our heads down, sticking with our young talented players. We have taken one game at a time and the six game winning streak, plus the cup success, is a fruition of that effort."

Pease Pottage: M Francis, Neupert, Routley, Familton, J Munday, Lucas, Ripley, Wanstall, Tolfrey, Purkis, Shuga'a. Subs: J Francis, Ashley, Wragg.

Ifield Edwards: Condon, Mills, Wright, Piller, O'Donovan, Timms (Dolding), Ashton, Cambridge, Brackpool, Richardson, Martin (Ayyildiz).

ON SATURDAY Pease Pottage Village beat Barnham 5-2 after a brace each from Ryan Ripley and Kieron Purkis. Tom Tolfrey got the other goal.

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