Much-changed East Preston progress in RUR Cup

Hayden Hunter netted East Preston's opener last night. Picture: Stephen Goodger

Hayden Hunter netted East Preston's opener last night. Picture: Stephen Goodger

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Goals from Hayden Hunter and Josh Etherington helped East Preston Football Club seal their spot in the third round of the Sussex RUR Cup.

The strikes came in the opening 20 minutes and ensured EP ran out 2-1 victors in the second-round tie at home to fellow Southern Combination League Division 1 outfit Oakwood on Tuesday.

Having made six changes from Saturday’s 7-1 win at AFC Varndeanians, East Preston manager Bob Paine was delighted with his side’s efforts and said: “I was really pleased with the overall performance considering the changes I made.

“It was a good chance for me to give some other players a go and they came in and performed well.”

Hunter flicked home Connor Bull’s cross to put EP one up inside 12 minutes.

Etherington side-footed Jack Barnes’ corner home seven minutes later as the home went two goals ahead.

Alfie Slark reduced the deficit seven minutes after the break but EP held on to book a date with fellow Division 1 outfit Little Common.

EAST PRESTON: Cook; Bassett, Etherington, Hardman, Jacob Parazo; Hallett, Laughlin; Bull, Hunter, J.Barnes; D.Barnes. Subs: Huet (Laughlin), Beaney (D.Barnes), Josh Parazo, Chalaye, Purkis.

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