Eastbourne Town FC
 Established 1881

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Eastbourne Town U18s game tonight:
Eastbourne Town v Burgess Hill Town
Thursday 3 September 2015 kick off 7.45pm
at The Saffrons

Eastbourne Town U21s game tonight:
AFC Uckfield Town v Eastbourne Town
Thursday 3 September 2015 kick off 7.45pm
at The Oaks Uckfield TN22 5QL

RE-ARRANGED FIXTURES: We will play Newhaven at home on 20 October 2015 & AFC Uckfield away on 27 October 2015 following the postponements due to the FA Cup.

Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round Replay
Whyteleafe 2 Eastbourne Town 3
Tuesday 1 September 2015

A fantastic match that saw Town go through with goals from Jason Taylor, Kenny Pogue and Ben Billings.

Town manager John Lambert gives a short interview after the game here John Lambert Interview

Match stats:

Full-time: Whyteleafe 2-3 Eastbourne Town
Half-time: Whyteleafe 0-2 Eastbourne Town
73' Sam Clayton scores
70' Nathan Daly replaced Dean Hamlin
69' Ben Billings scores
62' Jason Henry replaced Dan Moody
62' Sam Clayton replaced Vernon Francis
55' Roscoe DSane scores
41' Kenny Pogue scores
28' Jason Taylor scores  

Attendance: 113

Goalscorer Kenny Pogue said on Twitter: "Showed great character tonight against a good Ryman side - scored 3 away from home and onto the next round. Love the FA Cup."

Eastbourne Town will be away against Shoreham in the next round to be played on Saturday 12 September kick off 3.00pm. This replaces the league game against Newhaven.

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

Whyteleafe team: Ceesay, Hamlin, Simpson, Francis, King, Obamwonyi, Fowler, Grant, DSane, Clarke, Moody. Subs: Clayton, Henry, Daly, Lyle, Borrett.  

Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round
Eastbourne Town 1 Whyteleafe 1
Saturday 29 August 2015

Eastbourne Town on the attack against Whyteleafe

Eastbourne Town matched Ryman Division 1 South team Whyteleafe in the FA Cup Preliminary Round - holding them to a one all draw. Whyteleafe went ahead after just six minutes through Dan Moody, with Town equalising just before half time with a goal by Jason Taylor. Town had the better of the second half, despite losing Jack Turner and Dan Bolwell to injury, but failed to make the breakthrough. The few chances Whyteleafe had were well dealt with by Town goalkeeper Greg Nessling. The replay will be Tuesday 1 September 2015 at Whyteleafe kick off 7.45pm. Direction to the ground can be found here Whyteleafe FC Directions.

Eastbourne Town team: Nessling, Henson, Foster, Bolwell, Turner, Sherriff, Taylor, Patton, Tate, Pogue, Billings. Subs: Robinson, Darby, Smith, Willet, Cuddington, Paul.

Whyteleafe team: Ceesay, Smith, Simpson, Francis, King, Obamwonyi, Fowler, Grant, Clayton, Clarke, Moody. Subs: DSane, Henry, Lyle, Daly, Hamlin, Brissett, Borrett. 

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
more pictures by Andrew can be found here
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.


 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



Peter Bently Cup

Eastbourne Town

v Shoreham
Tuesday 8 September 2015 kick off 7.45pm


FA Cup Replay
Whyteleafe 2
Eastbourne Town 3

Tuesday 1 September


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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