Eastbourne Town Football Club
 Established 1881

Sussex County League update can be found HERE

RUR Charity Cup
Eastbourne Town 4 Haywards Heath Town 1
Tuesday 25 November

Eastbourne Town v Haywards Heath Town in the RUR Cup

Eastbourne Town cruised into the quarter-finals of the RUR Charity Cup with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Haywards Heath Town. Eastbourne got off to a perfect start when Matt McLean netted after just 3 minutes - his 12th goal of the season. After the quick start the game settled down with both teams going for it but with Eastbourne always looking the more lively and likely to score; however it remained 1-0 until half time. Seven minutes into the second half Eastbourne got their second with a fantastic strike from the energetic and combative Ross Sutton. A free kick outside the Haywards Heath box went sideways and Sutton smashed it in from outside the box, the ball dipping just below the cross bar and above the keepers despairing reach. Eastbourne were caught cold after the restart though with Haywards Heath getting one back almost immediately, a neat moving leaving a free shot into the net from the middle of the penalty box. For a brief period it looked as if Haywards Heath might get back into it, but the introduction of two subs by Eastbourne, Rowan Johnson and George Robinson, steadied the ship. Robinson in particular made a difference with two crosses from him from the right leading to the two goals that ultimately sealed the victory. The goals were headed in by Dryer then Turner and gave Eastbourne a deserved victory against plucky opponents. Eastbourne now play Broadbridge Heath at home in the next round on Tuesday 2 December 2014 kick off 7.45pm.

Eastbourne Town team: Nessling, Paul, Sutton, McLean, Turner, Henson, Ellis, Hollobone, Baitup, Smith Dryer. Subs: Robinson, Upton, Johnson.

Haywards Heath Town team: Rose, Truelove, Paskins, Barnes, Mepste, Elkins, Fugl, Glen, Dellow, Porter, Senra. Subs: Johnson, Annis, Upfold.

A brief history of the RUR Charity Cup by Peter High from Tuesday's programme can be found HERE

Fixture update: Eastbourne Town v Littlehampton Town will now be played on Tuesday 9 December 2014 kick off 7.45pm

Youth result: Three Bridges 3 Eastbourne Town 1
24 November 2014

Reserves result: Eastbourne Town 1 St Francis Rangers 1
22 November 2014

Peter Bentley Challenge Cup
Arundel 4 Eastbourne Town 0

Saturday 22 November

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

Arundel team: Fernandes, Jenkins, N Da Costa, Heward, Walker, Peake, Clarke, A Biggs, Tipper, Boutwood, R Biggs. Subs: Gardner, L Da Costa, Grove, Wilson, Marsden.

Parafix Sussex Senior Cup
Horsham YMCA 2 Eastbourne Town 0

Tuesday 18 November

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



SCFL Division 1
Hassocks v
Eastbourne Town
Saturday 29 November
Kick off 3.00pm


RUR Charity Cup
Eastbourne Town 4
Haywards Heath Town 1
Tuesday 25 November


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