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Humbugs burst Blackfield's bubble
3:31pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in Sport
BLACKFIELD & Langley’s long unbeaten league run came to a surprise halt last night as Hayling United sprang one of the shock results of the Sydenhams Premier season by winning 1- 0 at Gang Warily.
It was the Watersiders’ first home defeat in any competition this season and their first league loss since their trip to Christchurch on August 17.
Despite creating a host of openings, Blackfield were kept at bay by an outstanding performance from Humbugs keeper Chris Clarke.
But Hayling also had their chances – notably an Alex Easton shot that was cleared off the line - and finally took one with around 15 minutes remaining when Michael Turvey beat ex-Saints academy goalkeeper Steve Mowthorpe with a blistering drive.
Blackfield coach John McFarlane made no excuses, admitting: “Our passing was erratic and our finishing woeful.
“Alex Baldacchino could have come away with two match balls, but the Hayling ’keeper was superb.
“They did what Hayling sides always do and dug in and worked really hard. They never gave up and they deserved their win.”
Blackfield stay fifth, five points adrift of Downton who returned to the summit with a 3-1 home victory over Alton – Craig Lewis, Jack Brooks and Nick Turpin the scorers.
Lymington Town notched their second win in the space of four glorious days to climb out of the bottom two.