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Hillians Crash Out Of The Trophy

Scott Kirkwood and Pat Harding in action yesterday afternoon.

Two first half goals were enough to dump the Hillians out of the FA Trophy at the first hurdle.

Burgess Hill Town
Phoenix Sports
  • Hopkins (21')
  • Alireu (37')
Sat 12 Oct, 2019 Buildbase FA Trophy

The visitors started the game as they finished last Saturday’s meeting – sharply. They were rewarded for their good opening spell, on 21 minutes, as Jack Hopkins headed home from a corner. The Sports didn’t allow the Hillians any way into the game and doubled their lead in the 37th minute, as Kenny Alireu finished off a swift counter attack – leaving the Hillians with a big task ahead of them in the second half.

Simon Wormull’s men came out firing and could have easily halved the deficit – but the visitors held firm. The game became more and more open, with both sides going in search of the third goal. Time was at a premium as the Hillians continued to threaten but to no avail. The Sports remained resolute and booked their place in the next round.

A poor display from the Hillians on a miserable afternoon at the Green Elephants Stadium.

A massive thank you to every single one of you Hillians fans who braved the elements to support the club. You are exactly what Non-League Day is all about!

Next up, another dose of midweek football.