This was one of the biggest games of the season for both teams, Shoreham to stay in the playoffs and Midhurst and Easbourne to chase for the title. With this in mind Shoreham were down one main player Tom Shelley due to suspension so player manager Mark Pulling stepped in.
The first half saw Shoreham dominate the main play with a great team performance going 1-0 up in the 25 minute with a 6 yard box goal from striker Jordan Stellibrass. The Musselmen should have been 2-0 up with a missed chance from Ramon Santos and a Dan Momah 20 yard strike making the keeper pull off a great safe but all in all the first half was a very well managed performance.
Second half saw a different story with Midhurst and Easbourne piling on the pressure and making Shoreham hard with long balls to the their front men which eventually got them the equaliser when the ball was played long the Midhurst and Easbourne winger and Shorehams keeper Ricardo Alves making a mistake coming out to meet the ball and the home team making easy pickings with a ball crossed over to place the ball home to empty net.
Midhurst and Easbourne then continued the attack coming close a couple of times but Shoreham stayed firm even though the Musselmen went down to 10 men when Danny Jones was shown a red card for descent to the linesmen, With this Shoreham raised their game and eventually got the counter attack in the 90th minute with a great move from Luca Slaney splitting the defence and slotting the ball home to make it 2-1 to the Musselmen.
MOM- Luca Slaney
This now puts Shoreham 4th place with one game to go at home to league toppers Roffey. The plays-off are now confirmed for the Musselmen and it all lasts on the final game of the season on Saturday to see who we will play.
Team line up: Ricardo Alves, Harry Heath, Johnathan Lansdale, Levi Martin, Kevin McMahon, Daniel Momah, Mark Pulling, Ramon Santos, David Sharman, Luca Slaney(90), Jordan Stallibrass (25). Subs: Harvey Green, Danny Jones, Neil Munday, Scott Clampin, Harvey Green,