Icklesham began the game well and went ahead in the 12th minute when Little Common keeper Kevin Pratt spilled Gavin Moor's shot and after a scramble in the area Mark Taylor toe-poked the ball into the net.
Little Common gradually got on top but good goalkeeping from keeper Roy McInnes, some solid defending and a long range shot striking the crossbar meant Icklesham went in at the interval with their lead intact.
The second half saw Little Common pile on the pressure creating a number of chances with Roy McInnes in the Icklesham goal continuing to be in inspired form along with some resolute defending. The Casuals forward line of Sacha Patterson and Karl Tarrant were always dangerous on the break. The constant pressure finally told with 8 minutes remaining when Duncan Jones left foot shot found the bottom corner of net.
With extra time looking on the cards it was Icklesham who struck back four minutes later when Pete Gumbrell won the ball in midfield before driving forward and playing in Sacha Patterson on the left who superbly lobbed keeper Kevin Pratt for the winner.
It was a battling all round team performance against a very strong Little Common side that saw captain Mike Beaumont lift the trophy with goalkeeper Roy McInnes the man of the match.
The winning team was - Roy McInnes, Steve Tytherleigh, Mark Stace, Dave Southall, Stuart Adams, Gavin Moor, Michael Beaumont, Mark Taylor, Sacha Patterson, Karl Tarrant, Pete Gumbrell. Subs - Paul Sully, Nigel Sellman, Vernon Deller.
Look out for reports in the Hastings Observer and the Rye Online News this Friday.