Eastbourne Town is the oldest senior football club in Sussex and play at the beautiful Saffrons ground in the heart of Eastbourne
FA Cup Third Qualifying Round
Saturday 10 October 2015 at 3pm
Town's biggest game in the FA Cup for 47 years. Town are in the last 196 teams in the country and only two games from a possible meeting with League opposition.
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GREAT WIN FOR TOWN UNDER 18s!
Under 18s Lucas Fettes Youth Cup
Lewes 2 Eastbourne Town 4
8 October 2015 at the Dripping Pan, Lewes
Town goalscorers: James Stone, Freddie Rogers, and Elliot Poole 2.
Eastbourne Town Veterans team play their first game on Sunday 11 October against Polegate at Polegate Recreation Ground.
Peter Bentley Cup . . . .
Eastbourne Town 0 Horsham 1
Tuesday 6 October 2015
Despite losing there unbeaten record in all competitions this season, Manager John Lambert would have been delighted with what he saw from a very much young and shadow squad that run Horsham very close. Lambert decided to rest 10 players ahead of Saturdays massive FA Cup tie away at Didcot Town. Those not risked were Greg Nessling, Andy Henson, Dan Rogers, Callum Sherriff, Dan Bolwell, Matt Darby, Alan Foster, Ben Billings, Kenny Pogue and Jason Taylor
Prior to kick off there was a deluge of rain which certainly made the surface zippy and a little awkward under foot in some places. Town started well and played with lots of energy, and closed down the Hornets at every opportunity not allowing them to settle on the ball. Town were forced into a change early on with Stone replacing Patton who felt tightness in his back and no risks were to be taken ahead of Saturday's game.
The first half was a relatively even affair with lots of good play from both sides up until the final 3rd when the quality was lacking to make that vital breakthrough. Aaron Capon was the biggest danger for Town with his blistering pace out wide. The opening goal and what proved to be the only goal came on 32 mins, a scrappy one from a Town point of view, a corner was only half cleared and as the ball bobbled around the box Ash Jones was on hand to stab the ball home.
Into the second half and Town continued to go toe to toe with the Hornets, and pegged them back early on, but again the final ball was lacking. Gray had a half chance when he steered the ball wide through a crowd of players after a corner was cleared to the edge of the box. On 70 mins Town were reduced to 10 men when Ryan Paul was dismissed for a late challenge on Kieran Pamment on the touch line, the resulting free kick was dealt with by the Town back line. Despite being down to ten men, Town continued to give as good as they got, and still had the belief they could take the came into extra time, although Horsham looked dangerous on the counter attack against the reduced back line of now 3. Reeves and Guy were introduced late on for there first taste of first team action for Gray and Turner respectively.
The Hornets saw the game out to advance into the next round of the Peter Bentley Cup, A very useful exercise for Manager Lambert on a very wet Night at the Saffrons but Town now move onto one of the biggest games the club has had in many years in the National cup competition when the FA Cup takes centre stage at Didcot Town.
Eastbourne Town team: Young, Stephenson, Paul, Gray (Reeves, Turner (Guy), Smith, Willett, Patton (Stone), Tate, Cuddlington, Capon
Horsham team: Williams, Knee, Farmer, Jones, Duncan (Storrie 80), Hunt, Keehan (Lewis 55), Shelley, Pamment, Boswell (Archibald 70), Dodd.
.Grant Young came in for his first team debut between the sticks, Jack Turner returned after being unavailable for the Crawley Down game, Maccauley Gray came in for his debut despite playing 90 mins for the Under 21's the previous night, Wes Tate took the arm band on his return to the side following his unavailability on Saturday. The bench was filled with under 18's starlets James Stone & Victor Guy plus the under 21's skipper John Reeves.
.Subs not used: Taylor, Foster
Eastbourne Town have been drawn at home to Farnham Town in the FA Vase. Tie to be played on Saturday 31 October 2015 kick off 3pm. Farnham play in the Combined counties Leagure Premier Division and are presently mid-table.
Under 18s FA Youth Cup
Ebbsfleet United 3 Eastbourne Town 2 (after extra time)
5 October 2015
A heartbreaking end after a great performance, with Town taking Ebbsfleet to extra time. With it all square at 1-1 after ninety minutes Town were unlucky to give away two penalties at the start of extra time. They fought back valiantly and pulled one back but it ended 3-2 to Ebbsfleet. Under 18s manager Gawaine Archibald said after the game, "the squad were superb this evening and deserved the victory." A few pictures from the game can be found here Under 18s.
Under 21s SCFL
Eastbourne Town 1 Newhaven 2
5 October 2015
Town goalscorer: George Robinson
Eastbourne Town 1 Crawley Wasps 0
4 October 2015
Goalscorer: Emma Parslow
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EASTBOURNE TOWN FC NEW SPONSOR
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Didcot Town v
Saturday 10 October 2015 3.00pm
Peter Bentley Cup
Eastbourne Town 0
Tuesday 6 October 2015
Compton Place Road
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