Peacehaven manager Mark Shutt is hoping Tyler Scrafton can continue to notch the goals for his side this season.

The forward rejoined Haven for a second spell at the club from Eastbourne Town over the summer, after scoring ten goals in 29 games in all competitions last season.

Scrafton has always been known for being a winger but this season he has changed his position to a striker.

Haven lost their top scorer last season Josh Marshall and also lost fellow striker Charlie Lambert, who has joined Eastbourne Borough .

However, Scrafton has certainly stepped up in their absence scoring seven goals in his first eight games this season.

And Shutt believes that Scrafton has dealt with the change of position well.

He said: “I had Tyler a couple of years ago at the club as a winger and he was getting double-figure returns for us.

“However, last season he left us to join Eastbourne Town.

“So, one of my main aims over the summer was to bring him back to the club, so he could fire in the goals for us.

“And while working with him in training over the summer we had many conversations and in one of them, he spoke to me about playing through the middle.

“So, myself and Tyler both agreed on trying him through the middle and we knew that he had some work to do to improve.

“However, for him to have scored seven goals in eight games is a really good return so far this season and hopefully long may it continue.”

Despite Scrafton netting the goals for Haven, they have struggled so far this season.

Haven have picked up just six points from their opening seven league games and sit 15th in the Southern Combination Premier.

Shutt has had to deal with losing 11 first-teamers over the summer, meaning he had to rebuild his squad.

And Shutt admits the rebuild has impacted on their start to the season.

He said: “We have lost a lot of first team players over the summer and we are lacking a bit of consistency.

“It has taken a little bit of time for our new players to adapt.

“But overall, we are just lacking that consistency.”

Peacehaven host Little Common tonight (7.45pm) at The Sports Park.

Little Common sit tenth in the table, having picked up nine points from their opening seven games.

And Shutt is expecting a very physical encounter.

He said: “I know Russell operates with a very small squad.

“We know a lot of their players from coming up against them last season.

“Little Common are a very physical side and we will need to be at our best to get a result against them.”

Haven have also found out who they will face in the first round of the FA Vase.

Shutt’s side will travel to Walton and Hersham in the first round.

They were not the only side in the draw as ten other sides from Sussex found out their opponents.

All the first round ties will be played Saturday, October 31.

The winning clubs will receive £825 from the prize fund while losing teams will collect £250.

FA Vase 1st Round ties, 3pm kick off unless stated:

CB Hounslow United v Horley Town, Eastbourne Town v Southall, Fleet Town v Littlehampton Town ,Holmesdale v AFC Uckfield Town, Newhaven v Ascot United, Reading City v Lancing, Saltdean United v Epsom & Ewell or Bridon Ropes or Langney Wanderers, Steyning Town Community v Seaford Town, Walton & Hersham v Peacehaven & Tels, Worthing United v Edgware Town.

Tonight’s football fixtures, 7.45pm kick off unless stated:

FA Cup third qualifying round: Chichester v Tonbridge Angels, Eastbourne v Sheppey United.

PitchingIn Isthmian South East: VCD Athletic v East Grinstead (7:30pm).

Southern Combination Premier: East Preston v Hassocks (7.30pm), Horley v Steyning Town (7.30pm), Alfold v Broadbridge Heath, Eastbourne United v Lingfield, Peacehaven & Tels v Little Common.

Sussex Senior Cup, 1st round: Selsey v Horsham YMCA (7:30pm).

Division One: Arundel v Shoreham.