Eastbourne Town Football Club
 Established 1881

Sussex County League update can be found HERE

Next Game:
Peter Bentley Challenge Cup

Arundel v Eastbourne Town

Saturday 22 November kick off 3.00pm
Travel details below or click HERE

ROAD directions for Arundel Football Club on Saturday, 22nd November kick off 3.00pm. Ground is at Mill Road, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9PA. Telephone: 01903 882548. A journey of 43 miles. Leave Eastbourne on the A22 and join the A27, keep on the A27 until west of Worthing then after passing over railway bridge at Arundel station (42 miles) at next roundabout take second exit onto the Causeway which becomes Queen Street, signposted Town Centre. Cross bridge over river and take second exit, turning right, at mini-roundabout. Continue and then enter pay and display car park on right. Ground is located in the left hand corner at the far end.              
RAIL directions: Arundel station abuts the railway bridge on the A.27 and, therefore, is an almost two mile walk.

Parafix Sussex Senior Cup
Horsham YMCA 2 Eastbourne Town 0

Tuesday 18 November

Match report: We lost.

The Horsham YMCA report of the match can be found HERE.

Eastbourne Town team: Sutton, Hollobone, Paul, Glen, Turner, Radley, Ellis, Darby, Baitup, Smith, Dryer. Subs: Henson, McLean, Robinson, Upton.

Horsham YMCA team: Lockwood, Carden, Evans, O'Carroll, Dugoale, Gelding, Sullivan, Brown, Sullivan, Hibbert, Brown. Subs: Gault, Smith, Curtis, Crane.

SCFA Women's Cup
Eastbourne Town 1 Chichester City 3
16 November 2014

Town Ladies went out of the County Cup - a single goal from Beth Richardson not being enough to put them through to the next round.

Eastbourne Town team: Georgie Davis, Kate Donnan, Danielle Ford, Catherine Hyland, Chelsea Jenkinson, Chelsey Leighton, Francesca O'Callaghan, Vicky Phillips, Beth Richardson, Sarah Walshaw, Meg Woods, Subs: Francesca Cook, Keisha Lawrence.

SCFL Division 1
Eastbourne Town 6 Crawley Down Gatwick 1
Saturday 15 November

Crawley Down Gatwick went ahead early doors and held out until injury time at the end of the first half when Matt McLean scored another important goal to get Town back in the game. Town went ahead early in the second half through Jack Turner. But then Town keeper Greg Nessling had to come off and outfield player Ross Sutton deputised in goal. Any worries that this might upset Town were dismissed when Dan Smith made it 3-1. The game was then finished off with three from goal machine Liam Baitup to make it 6-1 to Town at the finish. Another great result for Town!

Goal scorers:
Crawley Down Gatwick: Dodd 11.
Eastbourne Town: McLean 45+2, Turner 52, Smith 70, Batiup 76 83 87.

Eastbourne Town team: Nessling, Hollobone, Henson, McLean, Turner, Kelly, Upton, Darby, Baitup, Smith, Dryer. Subs: Sutton, Radley, Robinson.

Crawley Down Gatwick team: Bos, Barton, Wright, Wallis, Cooney, Dodd, Shugga, Barnard, Major, Rigler, Alcock. Subs: Johnson, Cane, Gates, Burroughs, Jackson.

Attendance: 142

Eastbourne Town FC
Team of the Month
Macron SCFL Division 1
Well done to John, Jamie and the players on being the Macron SCFL Division One team of the month for October -
the second month in a row!

SCFL Division 1
Pagham 1 Eastbourne Town 2
Saturday 8 November

Town goal scorers: Matt McLean (13 mintues) & Dan Smith (53 minutes). Pagham goal scorer: Josh Irish (50 mintues).

Eastbourne Town went top of the league with a battling performance in lashing rain against Pagham. Town were without their usual centre backs with Steve Elliott away for the rest of the season travelling and Sean Kelly banned for one match. Any worries about a new centre back pairing were soon forgotten as Town started brightly. The weather was anything but bright when the heavens opened after about ten minutes and the rain cascaded down - continuing for the rest match and making conditions difficult for both teams. After 13 minutes Town found some cheer in the storm with a lovely goal from Matt McLean. A nice move down the left leading to a cross which was met at the far post by McLean ghosting in from the right - for older readers a goal reminiscent of the great Martin Peters.

n the second half Town continued to dominate and praise must go to Matt Darby and Dan Smith for their relentless efforts in the worsening conditions. However against the run of play Pagham managed to pull level on 50 minutes with a goal from Josh Irish. Three minutes later Town took the lead again through the irrepressible Dan Smith. During a goal mouth scramble a snatched shot was parried by the Pagham keeper, no blame goes to the keeper in the appalling conditions, but Smith was first to react, pouncing on the rebound and coolly slotting it into the net. The wet nearly handed Town another goal when a long back pass to the Pagham keeper stopped short in the mud and Liam Baitup nipped in to round the keeper but his shot hit the post. Pagham then had one last chance when a free kick taken just outside the area hit the post – which turned out to be the final kick of the game.

Pagham put up a dogged fight but over the match as a whole Town’s determination and quality, even in the poor conditions, made them deserved winners. Well done Town!

Eastbourne Town team: Nessling, Hollobone, Sutton, McLean, Turner, Henson, Ellis, Darby, Upton, Smith, Dryer. Subs: Welch, Baitup, Radley, Glen.

Pagham team: Binfield, Bradsmann, Hawker, Davidson, Broadbrent, N Murfin, French, Coleman-Carr, Irish, S Murfin, Morey. Subs: Brown, Rowlett, Cody, Garnett, McAlpine.

Fixture change: Due to Littlehampton's involvement in the FA Vase Eastbourne Town's home game against them on 22 November 2014 has been postponed. Town will now play Arundel away in the fourth round of the Peter Bentley League Cup on this date instead.



Peter Bentley
Challenge Cup
Arundel v
Eastbourne Town
Saturday 22 November
Kick off 3.00pm


Sussex Senior Cup
Horsham YMCA 2
Eastbourne Town 0
Tuesday 18 November


The Saffrons
Compton Place Road
East Sussex
BN21 1EA


Adult £6
OAP £3
Under 16s get in free for league games but are charged £2 for cup games. ID required.

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