Eastbourne Town FC
 Established 1881

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Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round
Eastbourne Town v Whyteleafe
Saturday 29 August 2015 kick off 3.00pm


Please note the first team game on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August 2015 away at Uckfield kicks off at 11am.

Eastbourne Town Under 21s
Hailsham Town 0 Eastbourne Town 4

27 August 2015
Eastbourn Town Under 21s made a fantastic start to their season with a four nil win against Hailsham Town at the Beaconsfield, Hailsham. Town's goals were scored by Sam Willett 5 & 35, Jordon Astell 8, George Robinson 40 (penalty).

SCFL Premier
Eastbourne Town 5 St Francis Rangers 0
Tuesday 25 August 2015

Picture by Andrew Hazelden
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Match Pics

Town put in a 5 star performance in thumping struggling St Francis Rangers, as former Town director of football Dave Shearing endured an unhappy return to the Saffrons. Despite the heavy rain that had fallen during the day, the pitch present perfect playing conditions. Manager John Lambert was forced into two enforced changes again, both full backs Dan Rogers & Luke Woodley were both unavailable, so Sam Smith and Ryan Paul came in for there first starts of the season.

Town were dominant from the start on a slick surface, but the build up was very laboured and slow which Rangers were quite happy with.  The break through came on  the half hour mark with Jason Taylor opening his account for the season with a composed finish when one on one with former Town keeper Mateuz Sfrananzki. The visible increase in tempo from Town was rewarded further when Wes Tate scored his first goal of the campaign, similar to Taylor with a composed finished when one on one.

Into the second half and the pattern was set again, with Town camped in the Rangers half, the third goal duly arrived on 57 minutes with Taylor getting his second of the night having cut in from the left in slammed the ball home from a tight angle and wheeled away in celebration. Brett Patton was the next to get in on the act when on 67 minutes he scored from close range to follow on from his goal on Saturday at Chichester.

The final goal was the best of the night and it was Taylor again to complete his hat-trick, having evaded 3 or 4 tackles he slammed the ball into the top corner, to give Sfrananzki no chance. There were still more opportunities for more goals the best falling to Kenny Pogue from the penalty spot but he saw he saved by Sfrananzki , the same to players were involved again, with the Rangers stopped again coming out on top when he superbly saved a Pogue header.

A comfortable night for Town and 3 points which took them joint top of the fledgling SCFL league table.

Eastbourne Town team: Nessling, Smith, Paul, Bolwell, Turner, Sherriff, Taylor, Patton, Tate, Pogue, Billings. Subs: Cuddington, Darby, Stone, Reeves.

St Francis Rangers team: Szafranski, Jones, Adams, Saunders, Russell, Arnour, Carolas, Shearing, Rogers, Johnson, Sege. Subs: Brasley, Feariside, Da Silva, Thorpe, Goodchild.

Aylesford Ladies 0 Eastbourne Town Ladies 1
Sunday 23 August 2015
Town scorer Delph Nonin gets the decisive goal as Town Ladies get off to a good start to the season.

  • The winners of Saturday's FA Cup tie Eastbourne Town v Whyteleafe will be away v Shoreham or Horley Town in the next round.

SCFL Premier
Chichester City 2 Eastbourne Town 2
Saturday 22 August 2015

Town conceded a last minute equalizer on a day when football was secondary with the events that were unfolding at the Shoreham Air Show and the tragic plane crash. The Town players and staff were only on that stretch of the A27 twenty minutes earlier on route to Chichester's Oakland's ground. News filtered through as the players and staff arrived at the ground that a plane had crashed at the air show but no one was aware of the severity of what had happened.

The game itself was played in sweltering hot conditions. Manager John Lambert was forced into two changes with Andy Henson out injured and captain Kenny Pogue unavailable, so in came Matt Darby with Wes Tate moving up top, and Jason Taylor returning and Luke Woodley dropping back to full back.

It was Town who started very brightly pressing high and getting there reward as early as the 2nd minute, following great play between Dan Bolwell and Taylor, the impressive Brett Patton slalomed is way through a couple of tackles before sliding the ball past the helpless Chi keeper. Town did not sit back after the lightening quick start and added a deserved second on 14 minutes Ben Billings with his second of the season turning in from close range after uncertain defending from Chi.

After the second goal Chi started to get a grip in the game, had the quick start taken it out of Town in such hot conditions, Kieron Hartley did not care either way when is run from out wide went unnoticed and he lobbed the ball over a stranded Greg Nessling in the Town goal from 25 yards out. The goal galvanized Chi who continued the half in the ascendancy without looking likely to add to there 1 goal.  Lambert would have been happy to get his side in at half time, where Ryan Paul replaced Dan Rogers who was injured.

Town started the second half as they did the first, on the front foot and having good periods of possession, but the final killer ball was letting them down. Wes Tate went the closest with a snap header header just over and he also had a shot on the turn just wide, Billings also went close to his second of the afternoon when he cut inside from the left and it a right foot shot just wide.

As in the first half it was Chi who grew into the second half having weathered the early Town storm, as Town dropped deeper Chi started going direct with long balls and despite a few scares it looked like Town would see the game out and take home 3 valuable points, but there was heartbreak for Nessling as he dropped a tame header from substitute Joe Manners over the line, as Chi took a share of the spoils.

Eastbourne Town team: Nessling, Woodley, Rogers, Bolwell, Turner, Sherriff, Taylor, Patten, Tate, Darby, Billings. Subs: Smith, Paul, Stone, Cuddington.

Chichester City team: Holden, Buckford, Bingham, Pearcs, Hibbert, French, Clack, Case, Woolf, Frangou, Hartley. Subs: Atkinson, Williams, Kilner, Manners, Ender.


 UK Packaging Supplies Ltd UK press release stated, "We are pleased to announce our 3 year sponsorship deal with Eastbourne Town FC, continuing our support of grassroots football. We wish the club every success for the coming seasons."

"Beyond the touchline there is nothing" Jacques Derrida



FA Cup
Eastbourne Town v
Saturday 29 August 2015
Kick off 3.00pm


SCFL Premier
Eastbourne Town 5
St Francis Rangers 0 Tuesday 25 August 2015


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