Football: Constable bids farewell to Rusthall

Pam Mills

RUSTHALL’S three-game unbeaten run ended as they were outplayed by a Bearsted side who made it six league wins on the trot in the Southern Counties East League Premier Division.

The home side took the lead when a cross from the right was met by Constantine Scarlat and his powerful header gave keeper Joe Cullip no chance.

Bearsted were rampant but it wasn’t until the 89th minute that they secured victory when Ryan Croucher slotted home from close range.

After the game, veteran striker Andy Constable announced that he would be leaving the club as he feels he needs regular game time.

The club wish him well and are grateful for all his efforts since joining in October 2016.

The Rustics had forced a commendable 2-2 draw at home to AFC Croydon Athletic in midweek.

Trailing 1-0 at half-time, they raced into a 2-1 lead with goals from skipper John Sinclair and a superb strike from Steph Harper only for high-flying Croydon to equalise late in the game.

The game was attended by a film crew from the website, who are putting together a video that will go live on their website on on Non-League Day (October 7) to publicise the Premier League’s funding through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund.

Long-serving defender Calum Gallie, who has come through the youth ranks at Rusthall, was interviewed by the website.

Sevenoaks Town visit the Jockey Stadium on Saturday, October 7 (kick-off 3pm).

It is Non-League Day and Rusthall are admitting free of charge anyone with a season ticket to a Premier League or Football League club.

They are also offering any junior player from their own youth set-up, TW Foresters or Langton Green the chance to bring along two adults for free if they wear their team kit.

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