Peacehaven gave their battle to avoid relegation a major boost when they won 3-2 at high-fliers Whitehawk in division one, despite being reduced to ten men for most of the second half.

Ali Nassau, who opened the scoring for Peacehaven from the penalty spot, was sent off for retaliation following a Dave Stevens challenge but goals by Archie Macabie and Kieran Currie helped them grab the three points. Hawks' scorers were Kevin Townsend and Tommy Pattenden.

Delighted manager Mick Maskell said: "We are doing well now. We have played four or five of the top sides and none of them have embarrassed us. I think we will be all right."

Adrian Moses scored a hat-trick on his debut as Redhill beat Ringmer 4-2 to move out of the bottom three. The striker, signed from Croydon Athletic, opened his account with a penalty which he won himself, then added a second with a 25-yard strike and completed his treble at the far post.

Fellow striker Luke Jones was also on the scoresheet while Ringmer replied through Tom Holden and Warren Byerley.

Selsey slipped into the bottom three after suffering a 1-0 defeat at Sidley United. A Graham Morris penalty after Shae Spreafico was felled in the last few minutes gave the hosts the points and Sidley joint-boss Peter Heritage felt his side were well worth the win.

Wick were plunged deeper into trouble as they went down 5-2 at home to Three Bridges.

Richie Reynolds' side led twice through Adam Stallard and Paul Morby but Bridges hit back with goals from top-scorer Pat Massaro (two), Phil Gault (two) and Sean Campbell.

Rock-bottom Littlehampton lost to an 88th minute strike at Hailsham. The only goal of the game came when Paul Richardson's pass released Damien Smith and his cross was drilled home by Scott French for his ninth goal of the season.

Hailsham boss Brian Dennis said: "To get three points when we didn't play well is the sign of a good side."

At the other end of the table, Chichester's 3-1 victory over Southwick catapulted them into fourth as only Pagham of the sides above them won.

A Paul Thomas brace and Jamie Laidlaw's strike put Chi three-up at the break before Simon Funnell replied.

It was a red-letter day for Pagham's Adie Miles as he chalked up his 100th goal for the club as they beat Hassocks 4-0 at Nyetimber Lane.

Robbie Josephs, an own goal and Russell Hardwell were also on target for the Lions but the praised was reserved for Miles by boss Paul Gilbert. He said: "That was his 100th goal for both Pagham and Bognor, which is a great achievement."

Sidlesham scored three cracking goals in their 3-2 win over YMCA. Mark Wozniak's 25-yard screamer was followed by a superb solo effort by Jimmy Brown and a fine header from Scott Tipper. YM's Matt Duffield and Wayne Potter were on target after they had held the lead.

Alex Hill, 18, scored his first senior goal and set up another for Darren Annis as Shoreham won 4-1 at home to East Preston. Annis scored a second himself and Dominic Shepherd also found the net. Dave Walker hit a late consolation.