Simon Wormull made two changes to the side which beat Eastbourne Borough in the Sussex Senior Cup on Tuesday evening – introducing Sargent and Rance.
The visitors got off to the dream start, with Joe Turner giving his side an early lead – scrambling home from a corner. In the 10th minute, Harding had a good chance to level the scores but blazed his effort over the crossbar following some good work from Cadman down the left. In the 17th minute, Tom Derry extended the Angels’ lead as he fired past Bromage following some poor Hillians defending. Things went from bad to worse for the Hillians, in the 26th minute, as that man Derry made it three. It got even worse, as McKenzie make it 4 in the 32nd minute. The Green Elephants Stadium was shell-shocked. The half closed with the visitors in total control – with Beck and Harding merely testing Hughes in the latter stages.
The Hillians had given themselves a mountain of all mountains to climb. The half started much more cagey, with very few chances. Simon Wormull made two changes mid-way through the half – introducing Malleret and Osei. The only real talking point of the half came in the 78th minute, as substitute Jared Small was shown a straight red following an altercation with Cadman. Jack Malleret forced Henly into a smart save late in the game, but unsurprisingly the visitors held out to take all three points back across the Kent border.
An extremely poor afternoon for the Hillians, which sees us slip to the foot of the table following Whitehawk’s victory.
Thank you to all you Hillians who turned out in your numbers yesterday afternoon – your continued support is massively appreciated.
Next up, it’s a big Sussex derby…