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Crawley Down Gatwick v Eastbourne Town
Saturday 3 October kick off 3.00pm
TWITTER MATCH UPDATES BELOW
Eastbourne Town 2
Littlehampton Town 0
Tuesday 29 September 2015
Aaron Capon made his debut for Town after transfering from Eastbourne United AFC. Jason Taylor got the goals - scoring early after 6 mintues then getting a second from the penalty spot in the 59th minute.
Eastbourne Town team: Nessling, Foster, Rogers, Darby, Turner, Sherriff, Taylor, Patton, Cuddington, Pogue, Capon. Subs: Billings, Willett, Smith, Paul.
Littlehampton Town team: Henricks, Wiggin, M Hand, Janman, McKay, D Hand, Bell, Curtis, Gaskin, Landais, Parker. Subs: Hutchings, Bates, Asknew, Tabour.
FA Cup Draw
Eastbourne Town have been drawn away to Didcot Town in the Emirates FA Cup Third Qualifying Round to be played on Saturday 10 October kick off 3pm. Didcot play in the Evo-Stick Southern League Division One South West and are presently mid table in their league.
Note the league game against Worthing United orginally scheduled for 10 October 2015 has been postponed.
Eastbourne Town Under 21s
Eastbourne Town 4 Little Common 0
Monday 28 September 2015
Town goalscorers: Robinson 44, 90, Gray 48, Dunne 52.
FA Cup Second Qualifying Round
Chatham Town 1 Eastbourne Town 2
Saturday 26 September 2015
Picture courtesy Chatham Town
Town arrived at Chatham's Maidstone Road Sports
ground still unbeaten in all competitions this season. The hosts
however had not won in the the league since Mid August so a
potential upset was on the cards. Boss John Lambert was still
missing Andy Henson and Luke Woodley so Alan Foster moved across to
right back and Dan Rogers retained his place at left back having
impressed midweek following his return from holiday. Dan Bolwell was
preferred to Matt Darby in midfield.
Town started very tentatively and even a little nervous as Chatham had the bulk of possession in the early stages. The hosts were very slow in there build up though that suited Town, as they were able to get back organised behind the ball, so despite the majority of the possession they rarely threatened Greg Nessling in the Town goal. Just when Town had started to settle into the game a little better, Chatham made the breakthrough in the 32nd minute when the powerful Andrew Dalhouse capitalized on a poor uncharacteristic defensive mistake to fire the Hosts ahead. The goal appeared to wake Town from there slumbers and for the remainder of the half traded blows with Chatham and looked a far more attacking threat, which was a sign to come for the second half.
No doubt an ear bashing from Lambert was given at half time as Town continued as they had left off in the first half, on the front foot and pushing the hosts deeper and deeper. There were 3 corners for Town in the first few minutes of the second half. Jason Taylor & Wes Tate were starting to become a growing influence in the game, and Taylor had a strong penalty appeal turned round when he appeared to be pulled back when bearing down on goal. On 67 mins Taylor was involved again, and this time a penalty was awarded following exquisite play from Tate and Taylor with the latter brought down. Tate took the spot kick and fired home to send the Town supporters in raptures. Town now clearly had the momentum and looked like the side who were going to go onto win it, and what proved to be the winner came on 78 mins when Rogers's left wing cross was met by the head of the excellant captain Kenny Pogue who headed down and past the helpless Chatham Keeper. The expected onslaught from the hosts did not really materialize, and anything Chatham through at the visitors was dealt with superbly by Nessling and the back 4 in front of him. It was Town who had the best chance to seal the victory in the final minute when Pogue and Taylor was 2 on 1 but Pogue's ball across to Taylor was intercepted.
Joyous scenes at the final whistle for the large travelling support from Eastbourne, Town showed fantastic character to put in the second half performance they did, following what was possibly the worst 45 mins performance of the season in the first. Town now take there place in 3rd qualifying draw for the first time in 47 years.
Eastbourne Town team: Nessling, Foster, Rogers, Bolwell, Turner, Sherriff, Taylor, Patton, Tate, Pogue, Billings. Subs: Darby, Cuddington, Paul, Smith, Robinson, Young.
Chatham Town: Nicholls, Davies, Osei, Collins, Knight, Holder, Blackwood, Ofusu-Hene, Dalhouse, Bingham, Loft. Subs: Edwards, Hibbert, Sullivan, Humber, McCann, Bray, Hickey.
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EASTBOURNE TOWN FC NEW SPONSOR
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Crawley Down Gatwick
v Eastbourne Town
Saturday 3 October kick off 3.00pm
Eastbourne Town 2
Tuesday 29 September
Compton Place Road
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