Gary Croydon wants to end his worst run as manager of Burgess Hill and celebrate the Rich City County League title in style.

Hillians are still two points away from their fourth crown in six years after Ringmer beat Wick 2-0 last night.

Croydon will not be happy until his men have scored their first league win since the end of March and rounded it all off in style.

He hopes it will happen at home to Chichester tomorrow.

Since that 4-2 dismissal of Southwick three weeks ago, Hillians have drawn at Hassocks and Three Bridges, been knocked out of the Floodlight Cup by Horsham and suffered home defeats to Selsey and Hassocks.

Tuesday's defeat to the Robins was particularly painful.

The top men at the County League were there expecting to present the trophy and the best league gate of the season turned up to see Croydon's men finally clinch a title which has looked inevitable for most of the season.

Instead they witnessed Hillians players becoming increasingly tetchy with each other as Hassocks played some superb football and deservedly won 3-2.

Croydon admitted: "I don't think we played poorly. Hassocks played well.

"That is the worst run I have had all the time I have been here.

"I have had three games without a win before but not five.

"I've been in charge for 173 matches and that was only the 23rd I've lost so I'm not going to get carried away."

The question of when, rather than if, Hillians took the title added plenty of spice to the occasion and Croydon knew future opponents would be similarly motivated all the time honours were still up for grabs.

He said: "It was nice to see a decent local derby. The last two or three have been pretty low key. I've a dressing room where they are fighting one another at the moment and they have got to calm down a little bit."

Sean Edwards has handed Hillians a major boost by making a swift return from a knee injury.

Worthing boss Barry Lloyd is hoping the return of Andrew Beech can ease some defensive headaches.

Rebels are without stopper Danny Stevens and have doubts over fullbacks Warren Smart and Chris Hibberd, both of whom have groin strains, for the trip to Ryman division one strugglers Windsor and Eton.

Winger Gary Charman starts a three-game ban as Horsham tackle a tough division two clash at home to third-placed Arlesey Town.