Rocks beat old rivals Dulwich

James Fraser put Bognor ahead at Dulwich / Picture by Tommy McMillan
James Fraser put Bognor ahead at Dulwich / Picture by Tommy McMillan
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Bognor remain fourth in the Ryman premier division after a fine 3-1 win at Dulwich Hamlet.

James Fraser put them ahead on 18 minutes but Ibra Sekajja levelled for Dulwich three minutes later.

Ollie Pearce restored Bognor’s lead on the half-hour and sub James Crane made sure of the points in the 89th minute.

It was a winning debut for the Rocks’ new keeper Dan Lincoln, the ex-Reading stopper signed on Thursday to replace Billy Granger.

The victory at Champion Hill - against the side who ended the Rocks’ promotion dreams in the play-offs last April - sets up Jamie Howell’s side nicely for two home games in five days, against Merstham on Tuesday night and Sudbury next Saturday.

In the Southern Combination, both our local premier-division sides had to settle for draws.

Chichester City were held 2-2 by Crawley Down Gatwick at Oaklands Park - while Pagham ended 0-0 at Horsham YMCA.

In division one, Selsey enjoyed a rout of Ringmer at the High Street ground - 7-1 the final score with Morgan Forry scoring four, Brad Dean two and Ciaran McGreal one.

Midhurst drew 3-3 at home to Southwick.

In the Sussex Intermediate Cup, Bosham beat Rustington for the second week in a row - it was 2-0 this time at Walton Lane - while goals from John Phillips (2) and Tom Bayley eased Sidlesham to a 3-0 win over Pagham under-21s.

In local rugby, Chichester suffered a heavy 49-0 defeat at Hertford in National three London south east while Bognor lost 54-10 at Old Cranleighans.

Get all the local action - including full coverage of Sunday’s Chichester Half Marathon - in the Observer on Thursday

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