Crawley Down Gatwick 3, Haywards Heath Town 4: Important three points on the road for Heath

Shaun Saunders
Shaun Saunders

Haywards Heath Town finally shook off the curse of the Haven Centre as the picked up an important three points in a seven goal thriller.

The curse of The Haven Centre was finally put to rest as Heath left with all three points on a tough afternoon that saw seven goals shared between the two sides.

The difficult afternoon started early as the hosts took the lead in the fourth minute with a whipped in free kick that was headed into the far corner by Marc Pelling beyond debutant Josh James.

Heath up the pressure and finally drew level in the 30th minutes with full back Luc Doherty brilliantly firing in from a tight angle.

Seven minutes before the break Heath took the lead as good work from Max Miller saw his cross from turned into his own net by a CDG defender.

After the break It was Luc Doherty that increased Heath lead with an even better strike than his first that flew into the top corner on 47 minutes.

CDG showed why they have one of the best scoring records in the league as their never say die attitude got them level almost straight away. A direct free kick by Daniel Sullivan was too hot for Josh James as it ended up in the back of the net.

With 20 minutes remaining a good flowing move saw the ball arrive at Max Miller's feet and he struck a firm strike past the keeper.

CDG were not done and again pressed forward to get back into the game, they won a corner with 10 minutes remaining and it was headed in from close range by Pelling.

With tired legs showing after 120 minutes on Tuesday Heath dug in deep and held out for that important win.