HASTINGS UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB DIRECTORS, MANAGEMENT & OFFICIALS
Co Name: Hastings United Football Club Limited
The Pilot Field Elphinstone Rd Hastings TN34 2AX Private Limited Company: Incorporated 24/9/1997 Company Registration Number: 03441850 Registered office address:
36 Cambridge Road Hastings East Sussex TN341DU
Ownership - Major shareholders: Bohemia Hastings LLP - 95.27% Daren Burney & Peter Sherlock 100% controlling party. Telephone
CEO / Director
Billy Wood Pat McCrossan
Vice Chairman / Director Director
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.hastingsunited.com
BetVictor Isthmian Football League The Sussex County Football Association
Director of Football Dean White FIRST TEAM MANAGEMENT & STAFF Manager Chris Agutter Assistant Manager Andrew Brown Coach Peter Heritage Opposition Scout Ben Cornelius Kit Coordinator/Matchday Physio Dane Martin Sports Therapist / Physio Paige Wise
LIFE MEMBERS Les Britton Peter Eastman David Harding David Nessling Dave Ormerod Charles Pilbeam Tony Cosens
VICE PRESIDENTS C Barrow
OFFICIALS Club Secretary/ Treasurer Dane Martin Commercial Team: Commercial Director Hayley Clout Events & Fundraising Director Jo Nesbit Programme Editor Paul Hoggard Press Officer/Web Admin Kirsty Thompson Public Address/Matchday Media Team: Eddie Denyer Pat McCrossan Nick Clarke Ryan Segal Bob Quinn Matchday Liaison Officer Steph McCrossan First Team Photographer Scott White First Team Videographer Joseph Knight U23/U18 Photographer Joe Knight Health & Safety Officer David Russell Deputy Safety Officer Greg Agathocli Club Shop Managers Ged Clout & Sue Gallop HUSSC Fundraising & Events Coordinator Jo Nesbit Pilot Bar Manager Sam Smith Boardroom Manager Sonya White Kit/Laundry Manager Kath Ward Groundsman Craig Ramsden
U23 DEVELOPMENT SQUAD MANAGEMENT
U23 Manager U23 Assistant Manager
Andrew Brown James McCrossan
U18 SQUAD MANAGEMENT
U18 Manager U18 Assistant Manager
Sean Ray Ben Cornelius
ACADEMY Coaching Partner Skiltek Education Scheme Partner East Sussex College Hastings Head of Academy Chris Agutter Senior Development Phase Lead Sean Ray Youth Development Phase Lead Andrew Brown Management Group Christian Kipps, Craig Barrow, Chris Agutter, Andrew Brown, Sean Ray Welfare Roger Bond / Louise Chalmers Administration Roger Bond Discipline Hannah Smith Social Media & Press Officer Charmaine Ridgers Recruitment Chris Agutter, Andrew Brown, Sean Ray U18 KYL Coach Sean Ray AC Ben Cornelius U16 KYL Coach Marc Gall AC Ansu Janneh U15 KYL Coach Andrew Brown AC James Rutherford U14 KYL Coach Ben Cornelius AC Davide Rodari U14 CL Coach James Hopkins U13 KYL Coach Sam Henham AC Tony Field KYL = Kent Youth League CL = Crowborough League AC = Assistant Coach
FROM THE BOARDROOM WELCOME A great story keeps you gripped all the way till the end and there are 13 more chapters to write in this romantic New York Times Best Seller yet! Welcome everyone to the Pilot Field as we welcome the officials, management, players and supporters of Sittingbourne. Unfortunately our last home game we suffered a heavy defeat against our league rivals, Ashford United. On the pitch we just weren't at our usual best and it showed, today it’s imperative our boys deliver and I know from speaking to them they are chomping at the bit. No one likes to lose and it hurt even more because we had an incredible crowd of 1,189. It’s great to see the town start to take interest in this club and we urge you all to keep supporting and talking about what’s happening here. Word of mouth is vital and the Hastings United story needs to be talked about in coffee shops, pubs, newsagents and everywhere else we
individually go. The growth of the club is all down to the support and we can’t thank each and everyone of you enough. We are the biggest club in East Sussex and we haven’t scratched the surface yet, even as CEO coming in whilst a season kicked off I don’t feel like I’m at the levels I can be for this club so believe me when I say your continued support of the board and I will inspire even more over the seasons and seasons we plan to be here. A little note to wish Davide Rodari all the best with his rehabilitation. I have no doubt he will come back stronger than ever before and be scoring goals before we know it. Today let’s keep the noise levels UP! The greatest supporters statistically in East Sussex are the greatest supporters in the world to me! WE BANG THE DRUM! COYU Billy Billy Wood HUFC Chief Executive Officer
www.hastingsunited.com www.facebook.com/HastingsUtd Twitter: @hastingsufc
Good afternoon everyone. A warm welcome to the Sittingbourne board members, Club officials, management and players to the Pilot Field today ..... from all at HUFC we wish you a safe journey to our town. Today we aim to make it 12 wins from a possible 14 at home .... as well as trying to make it 6 points from 6 against Sittingbourne for the second season running ...... it’ll be tough as it always is against Sittingbourne however we have worked hard and prepared diligently for today’s test.
... each and every one of our remaining 13 games is a cup final ...
We go into today’s game with the feeling that each and every one of our remaining 13 games is a cup final ..... MUST WIN ..... if we are to finish this season as league champions we must find our best form ..... no excuses, no grey areas .... nice and simple, if we win all our remaining games we will be lifting that trophy in just over 2 months time ...... very exciting times. Lastly ..... a plea to our supporters ..... SUPPORT the players in a positive way ..... applaud our patient passing football .... embrace our style with positivity ..... the very same approach that has got us in the position that we are in today ..... our behind goal support is our 12th man ...... moving forwards can the whole of the Pilot Field support be our 12th man ....... STRONGER TOGETHER ..... COYU’s!
CHRIS AGUTTER FIRST TEAM MANAGER
Winners Do More! ...
UPCOMING FIRST TEAM FIXTURES 29 Feb Sat KO 3pm BV Isthmian League SE Hythe Town 3 Mar Tues KO 7.30pm BV Isthmian League SE Burgess Hill Town 7 Mar Sat KO 3pm BV Isthmian League SE WHITSTABLE TOWN www.hastingsunited.com www.facebook.com/HastingsUtd Twitter: @hastingsufc
Away Away HOME 07
Jacob & Noah Gibson • Jacob - Aged 8 Enjoys ... • Swimming • Bike riding • Lego • Everything to do with Harry Potter • Kuk Sol Won martial art • Learning to play the guitar
• Noah - Aged 5 Enjoys ... • Lego • Swimming • Gymnastics • Playing Football • Kuk Sol Won martial art • Loves watching How to Train Your Dragon and Lion King
COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR’S NOTES Good afternoon everyone. Welcome back to the Pilot Field after a disappointing home result against Ashford United and a short break with no game due to cup commitments and the bad weather. But today we’re back, we win together and lose together, as we get back on track and push for automatic promotion. I would like to welcome and thank our Match Sponsor to today's game Triangle Fire Systems who are based in Hastings and are one of our top Business Partners. One of the UK’s leading specialists in Residential and Domestic Fire Sprinkler Systems, they also design, supply and install dry rising and wet rising mains and Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems. Established in 2006 by three brothers, the family owned business has experienced significant growth. In 2017 a turnover of £14m was achieved and Triangle now has a dedicated workforce of 50 and a handpicked team of in-house trained subcontractors. They are approved contractors of the British Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA), the Residential Sprinkler Association (RSA), the Fire Protection Association (FPA), and one of only a few fire sprinkler contractors to hold third party certification with the Warrington Fire Certification scheme (FIRAS). Also CHAS, CQMS, SMAS, and Constructionline accredited and silver members of the Supply Chain Sustainability School. All Triangle Fire Systems supervising managers are qualified to SSSTS and SMTS and all engineers are: Qualified in the installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems CSCS card holders First Aid qualified Trained in health and safety They have recently achieved BS EN ISO 9001 certification, which assures their clients that they have
Matchday Mascot Package Mascot leads the team on to the pitch Mascot experiences pre-match dressing room introductions Mascot enjoys participation in squad warm-up routines Mascot profile featured in the matchday programme Two complimentary ground entry matchday tickets FREE souvenir HUFC Mascot T-shirt and Certificate
procedures in place across all areas and departments to ensure they deliver a quality service in line with client requests, current standards and specifications. We thank Jenna, Ollie and their team for their continued support and we hope they enjoy their day with us. I would also like to welcome and thank our new Matchball Sponsor to today's game, Monellis Sourdough Pizza & Aperitivo who are based in Hastings and opened their doors in December 2019. A great menu offering - Sourdough Pizza, Authentic Focaccia Pugliese, Homemade Desserts, Original Monellis Coffee, Italian Aperitivo, Aperol & Martini Spritz, Wine & Beer plus many more! If you would like more information or to book a table please call their friendly staff on 01424 432663. We thank them for their support and we hope Bob and his guests enjoy their day with us. Finally, I would like to welcome to today's game our Mascots Jacob and Noah, we hope they enjoy their day with us and the Pilot Field Matchday experience. Enjoy the game and hopefully 3 points!
Match Sponsorship Total cost (Inc VAT)
Company logo featured on matchday programme cover and squad page Full-page colour advert in the matchday programme Four complimentary matchday tickets for the Directors' Box Pre and post-match hospitality in the Boardroom Selection of the ‘Man of the Match’ and pitchside presentation to player Company mentions via PA system Complimentary matchday programmes
BUCKET COLLECTION FOR
YOU RAISE ME UP
Good afternoon and welcome to the Pilot Field for today’s game. You’ll hear me today as I am the PA announcer here at Hastings United. On 24th April, the day before our final home game against Guernsey, I will be walking up Snowdon in aid of a local charity, You Raise Me Up. ‘You Raise Me Up’ was founded in June 2011. The charity’s sole purpose is to raise funds to support families that have suffered the loss of an adult child between the age of 16 and 25 and to be able to provide compassion, support and simply to be able to say “we totally understand” rather than “we cannot imagine what you are going through!” On average it costs the charity £3500 to support a bereaved family for 1 year. The charity is entirely funded through charitable donations and fundraising events. My aim is to raise £1000 for You Raise Me Up.
If you are able to spare any amount, however small, it will go to a good cause who provide counselling and financial support to families who have lost a young child or adult. We have friends who have benefited from their support and I am trying to help in my own small way. If you would like to make a small contribution, my wife and two of my children will be in the ground today doing a bucket collection. Alternatively, to make a donation, please visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EddieDenyer If you want more information about the charity, please visit: https://www.youraisemeup.co.uk
HASTINGS UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB - HONOURS LIST Club Formed 1901 FA Cup - Third Round Proper 2012/2013 Southern League Southern Division Champions 1991/92 Eastern Division Champions 2001/02 Southern League Cup Winners 1995 Runners-Up 2000 Isthmian League Division One South Play-Off Final Winners 2006/07 Play-Off Semi-Final 2013/2014 2016/2017, 2018/2019 Sussex Senior Cup Winners 1936, 1938, 1996, 1998 Runners-Up 1933, 1935, 1940, 1946, 1986, 1989,1999, 2000
Sussex RUR Cup Winners 1939, 1940 Runners Up 1908, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1947, 1980, 1983 Sussex County League Div 1 Runners Up 1922, 1926 Div 2 Winners 1980 Div 2 Runners Up 1960 Sussex County Cup Winners 1981 Sussex County Division 2 Cup Winners 1980 AFA Senior Cup Winners 1938 Runners Up 1936 Kent Mid-Week League Winners 1995
Kent League Division 2 Winners 1996 Cup Winners 1997 Sussex Intermediate Cup Winners 1933, 1992 Gilbert Rice Floodlit Cup Winners 1990 Southern Amateur League Div 1 Winners 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939 Runners Up 1934, 1938, 1946 Southern Amateur League Div 2 Winners 1928 War League East Division Div Winners & Overall Runner Up 1940 Hastings Senior Cup Winners 1909, 1910, 1911, 1938, 1946, 1992, 1998, 2002, 2009
HASTINGS UNITED FC - 2019/20 STAT BANK TOP ISTHMIAN LEAGUE SE CROWDS 2019/20 TO DATE
Biggest Senior Victory - Goals Scored 26 November 2019 Velocity Trophy Group 4
Hastings United 12 - 3 East Grinstead Town Heaviest Senior Defeat - Goal Margin 8 February 2020 BetVictor Isthmian League SE
Hastings United 0 - 3 Ashford United Highest Home League Attendance 8 February 2020 Hastings United 0 - 3 Ashford United Attendance: 1,189
Lowest Home League Attendance 2 November 2019 Hastings United 2 - 0 Hythe Town Attendance: 347
AVERAGE League Attendance 2019/20
595 BetVictor Isthmian League Division One South East Fixtures - Saturday 22nd February 2020 Chichester City v Hythe Town Cray Valley PM v Burgess Hill Town Faversham Town v Phoenix Sports Guernsey v Ashford United HASTINGS UNITED v SITTINGBOURNE Haywards Heath Town v Sevenoaks Town Herne Bay v Three Bridges VCD Athletic v Whitstable Town Whitehawk v East Grinstead Town Whyteleafe v Ramsgate
Biggest Victory 28th December 2019 Sittingbourne 7-0 Ramsgate 4th January 2020 Burgess Hill Town 0-7 Ashford Utd
Date 2/8/20 12/28/19 1/12/20 1/1/20 10/6/19 12/7/19 1/18/20 11/30/19 1/5/20 2/1/20 11/16/19 1/18/20 2/5/20 1/11/20 2/1/20 1/1/20 12/11/19 12/7/19 11/16/19 8/26/19 1/28/20 10/5/19
BETVICTOR Isthmian League Division One South East
SEASON RECORDS @ 18 FEBRUARY 2020
Highest Attendance 8th February 2020 Hastings United 0-3 Ashford Utd Attendance: 1,189
Highest Scoring - 9 Goals
11th January 2020 VCD Athletic 2-1 Whyteleafe Attendance: 50
17th August 2019 Burgess Hill Town 7-2 Hythe Town
21st January 2020 Phoenix Sports 1-0 Haywards Heath Attendance: 50
17th September 2019 Phoenix Sports 6-3 East Grinstead
Home Team Att HASTINGS UNITED 1189 Guernsey 1006 Guernsey 1004 Herne Bay 831 Guernsey 812 Guernsey 811 Guernsey 809 Guernsey 808 Guernsey 795 Guernsey 780 Guernsey 764 HASTINGS UNITED 759 Guernsey 713 HASTINGS UNITED 703 HASTINGS UNITED 672 HASTINGS UNITED 661 Guernsey 652 HASTINGS UNITED 602 HASTINGS UNITED 553 Whitstable Town 532 HASTINGS UNITED 510 HASTINGS UNITED 508
Data Source: FootballWebPages.co.uk
GUT FEELING Simon Stoddart A light hearted â€“ and on many occasions, anything but light hearted, look at life here in what is now known as the BetVictor Isthmian League's South Eastern Division. My rants and raves are not connected with the club in any way. My notes are being prepared in 30 degrees of Philippines heat with regular temperature calming slurps of cold San Miguel. Sadly my latest sojourn here in South East Asia comes to an end in a couple of days with the big bonus being I can get to see a game instead of wearing out the refresh facility on my phone. Nothing beats being there, seeing the game, getting into the atmosphere but it's all a whole lot easier to follow the U's from afar than it used to be. Give it another 5 years and you'll be watching semi pro games live on your phone and reading your on line match day programme (that is already creeping into semi pro football). Things have already moved on so much. You'll quite likely be up to date on the latest league table before you step out into Elphinstone Road a few minutes after the final whistle. Ha - those days 30 - 40 years ago when old Curly would be surrounded opposite Dimarco's fantastic cafe on the corner of Wellington Square, flogging the Saturday Evening Argus with all the results. Dimarco's again on the Sunday morning, excessive fry up and it was either the Sunday Mail or Sunday Express with comprehensive semi pro results, gates, tables etc etc. There was a no more perfect way to clear out the effects of Saturday night's excesses. Something that never changes though. Being at a game. Love it. Great to be at the Pilot Field this afternoon - or, er, it will be after 14 hours airborne on Thursday. 16
Have a look at the Hastings United Supporters page on Facebook, specifically Wendy Maylam's posts. Well well worth a peek!
Recent bad weather has caused lots of damage around the semi-pro infrastructure - as our old Southern League East sparring partners can testify at Wisbech Town.
HAPPENS TO US ALL Well it does. Any club - possible exception of an outstanding Jurgen Klopp Liverpool - that sets the pace, goes through a series of wobbles. We haven't been winning big lately and it's frustrating that having opened up a decent 6 point gap not so long ago, we've been caught up by Ashford with Whitehawk, Cray Valley and Herne Bay right in there too. But look at the recent games. Herne Bay, Whitehawk and Ashford in the space of 3 weeks. VCD are no walkover - Herne Bay now know that and a difficult difficult afternoon recently against a decent Haywards Heath side that showed just that by drawing at Ashford a week ago. Throw in a hard game at a vastly improved Sevenoaks and no doubt about it, United have been through some tough games of late and while a single point return from our last two games is hugely disappointing, we are
equal top. Last weekend when Storm Dennis (who dreams up names for bad weather I know how I describe it .... ) did its worst, results couldn't have been better. The end of February looms and we've lost a couple of games all season. Could be a whole lot worse. Same for Worthing in the Premier re wobbles. Six or seven points clear, then successive home defeats by Cray Wanderers and Folkestone Invicta, winning goals in the last couple of minutes. Healthy lead trimmed right back to two points. Look how well Cray and Horsham are doing after going up last season. Frustrating in a way. We gave Worthing two hard FA Cup games earlier this season, they have been a decent side since Adam Hinshelwood moved there after his short spell here. But getting out of this league to have a crack at Premier football is so tough to do.
Wisbech's wrecked stand was only put up in 2010. This was the same end in 2002 as Hastings Town went a goal up on their way to a 4-2 win and the Southern League East title ...
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Something a little different. A bit of WW2 archeology in Subic Bay a fortnight ago.
STEP 3 RELEGATION MINI LEAGUE So, as set out in the Ashford programme recently, ten clubs will be relegated from the 4 divisions above us at Step 3. The bottom 2 from each league plus 2 more who's fates will be decided on points per game (ppg) over the season. The four sides that finish 3rd from bottom will form a mini league and the two that finish bottom will go down. As of last weekend that mini league looked like this:Atherton Collieries (Northern Prem) Walton Casuals (Southern Prem S) Corinthian Casuals (Isthmian Prem) St Ives (Southern Prem C)
played 24 played 31 played 27 played 29
points 25 points 26 points 22 points 19
ppg ppg ppg ppg
1.042 .839 .815 .655
And if they finish up like that, Corinthian Casuals and St Ives would go down with the 8 clubs that finished in the bottom two slots of those divisions. Play-offs are bad enough, ppg is worse depending on what issues it is used to resolve. At least we don't get the fatuous situation of playoff final winners not being promoted as we saw last season. On the subject of relegation, East Grinstead are giving it a go at last. A local derby win at Three Bridges gave them their first league success of the season a fortnight ago. And three days later it was 2-2 in the return fixture. The Wasps will be feeling a bit better now. Remember that whoever finishes bottom of this division plays-off against a Step 5 side as part of a classic FA boffin exercise in needless interference. Finishing bottom of a league is pretty conclusive and needs no tinkering around with by someone behind a desk at FA HQ. No way would this be imposed on the full-time game. It's only Non-League eh! 18
If you haven't seen Ian Wright meeting up with his old teacher Mr Pigden then check this out. Marvellous.
Yes. Time to get back on track. The Ashford result was a big disappointment whether here or 7 - 8 thousand miles away. On a personal basis, England winning the rugby at Murrayfield made up a little little bit for it, last weekend's results did us no harm at all and we have a decent side that will want to get going again. Should be another decent gate today, Sittingbourne have dedicated vocal support, so it should be a lively afternoon. GUT FEELING
SITTINGBOURNE FC 2019/20 STATS Biggest Senior Victory - Goals Scored
Highest Home League Attendance
28 December 2019 BetVictor Isthmian League SE
28 December 2019 Sittingbourne 7 - 0 Ramsgate Attendance: 221
Sittingbourne 7 - 0 Ramsgate
Heaviest Senior Defeat - Goals Conceded 7 September 2019 FA CUP 1QR
Bognor Regis Town 3 - 0 Sittingbourne
Photo: Lowest Home League Attendance Scott White 21 January 2020 Sittingbourne 1 - 1 Whitehawk Attendance: 86
SITTINGBOURNE FC HISTORY
The club was started as Sittingbourne United back in 1881. In 1886 it became Sittingbourne Football Club and played at the Bull Ground in the centre of town. 1892 the club gained senior status.
More money flowed in with the £21,000 sale of Neil Emblen and Mickey Harle to MilIwall before the bubble spectacularly burst. Debts of more than £1 million were revealed, the team got relegated, the ground was closed for a while despite the intervention of the local council in taking it over, and the club was officially wound up.
The club won its first major title in 1897/98 when it won the Kent League. The Kent Senior Cup followed in 1902.
Somehow Sittingbourne have survived it all and even got back to the Southern Premier Division during this traumatic time (in Steve Lovell’s first spell as manager), finishing an equal highest ever eighth before the financial problems again began to bite and relegation followed.
After the First World War more senior cup and league titles followed with the club also enjoying the first of three spells in the Southern League. Success followed and in another spell in the Southern League Sittingbourne twice in succession missed promotion to the Premier Division only on goal average.
A new management committee headed by Andy Spice made great strides in tackling the debt problem and getting Sittingbourne Football Club back on an even keel financially. To ensure survival of the club, the decision was made to move out of the imposing main stadium and move to another pitch on the complex.
The club reached the first-round proper of the F.A Cup in 1962 but lost 3-0 at Hinckley Athletic. Back in the Kent League Sittingbourne were one of the strongest teams throughout the 1970s and 1980s in an era - unlike the one that followed, when what happened on the field got more attention than what went on off it! In February 1990, the club decided to sell its town centre Bull Ground (now Sainsbury's supermarket) and buy a 23-acre site on the town's Eurolink estate. A magnificent stadium with a 2,000 seater stand, restaurants, bars, sumptuous dressing rooms, greyhound track and training pitches was the envy of non-league football. There was success too, on the pitch when, in their first season at Central Park, Sittingbourne won the Winstonlead Kent League without losing a game - the only senior football team throughout Europe to achieve that feat in the 1990/91 season. Promotion to the Beazer Homes Southern League followed with the championship of the Southern Division secured in 1993 followed by promotion to highest level achieved by the club since it's foundation in 1891. The ground record was broken five times during that one season with 5,951 spectators watching a friendly with Spurs and more than 3,000 at the match with local rivals Gravesend - a Beazer Homes Southern record.
Because of the FA reorganising the leagues Sittingbourne faced a brand new challenge playing a number of “unknown” teams in the Ryman Isthmian League for season 2006-2007. The 2009-10 season, was one of the best since the financial problems, Sittingbourne being in play-off contention for much of the time but failing at the end. Still, a 9th place finish was no disgrace and for the first time in 50 years, Sittingbourne won the Kent Senior Cup in front of 618 at Folkestone Invicta. For the 2013-2014 season, Sittingbourne decided to leave their home of 10 years and accept an invitation to move to Woodstock Park a 14-acre area with superb social facilities. Andy Spice, who almost single handedly kept Sittingbourne as a senior club, stood down as Chairman making way for Maurice Dunk, a Director of the company that holds the leasehold for Woodstock Park. After a three year reign as manager, Nick Davis resigned in February 2018 after the committee decided a budget cut was necessary when it became clear that Sittingbourne would be unlikely to challenge for the play-offs. Coach, Aslan Odev took over and after initially taking The Brickies to the play-off places failed to maintain this and after a number of losses it was mutually agreed that he would stand aside, paving the way in January 2019, for Dover Athletic Academy development manager, Chris Lynch, to take over.
SITTINGBOURNE FC PLAYER PROFILES Jordan Perrin:
Goalkeeper Signed at the beginning of this season. Jordan started out with Arsenal Youth. He spent six years at Arsenal. He then went on to play for Wigan. Whilst there he played for their Under 18’s and Under 23’s and signed professional forms. He also went on loan to Stockport County and FC United of Manchester.
Goalkeeper Joined Sittingbourne at the beginning of the 2019-2020 season Experienced keeper who has also played for Faversham Town and Canterbury City.
Defender Club Captain. Joined Sittingbourne from Canterbury City at the beginning of 2017-18 season. Has also played for Billericay and Faversham Town.
Defender 6’ 7” Lex was spotted playing in local football and offered a trial with Sittingbourne. It soon became clear that he had great potential. This potential has been spotted by a number of scouts and Lex was invited to play in trial matches and he has not looked out of place in the company of more experienced players.
Defender Joined Sittingbourne at the beginning of the 2019-20 season. Last season he played for Holland & Blair and has also played for Gravesham Borough and Whitstable Town. Whilst at Holland & Blair he won the Players player of the year award.
Midfield / Forward A graduate from the Soccer Elite Football Academy, and Ashford United. The tall striker then signed for Harlow Town in February 2016 to bolster the attack, making six appearances for the Hawks in the Isthmian Premier Division. He signed for the Brickies at the beginning of the 2018-19 season.
Forward Joined Sittingbourne at the beginning of the 2018-2019 season. Immediately made an impact when he scored two goals in a preseason friendly. Johan was awarded a scholarship at the University of East London whilst being a third-year sport and exercise student following an impressive display playing for The UEL football Club.
Forward Joined Sittingbourne at the beginning of the 2019-20 season from The Arsenal Development side. He has been captain of SCEFL Welling Town and also played for Millwall and Thamesmead.
Forward Signed from Margate in October 2019 where he had two spells. He has also played for East Grinstead and Canterbury City.
Kane Phillip: Forward This is Kane’s second spell with us. He has also played for Herne Bay James Witt:
Defender Ben signed from Margate where he was initially a member of their title winning Under 23 team. He has been an ever present since he joined Sittingbourne.
Midfield/Forward Currently on loan to the club from Gillingham’s development team.
Cameron Brodie: Midfield Joined us recently on joint registration from Dartford F.C.
Midfield Signed for us last season from Margate. He was with the Dover Athletic academy before then and has also played for Faversham Town.
Cory Walters-Wright: Midfield Made his debut for Sittingbourne in the first game of the 2019-20 season at Whitstable Town. Cory has previously played for Canterbury City, Chatham Town and Sheppey United. Ikechi Eze:
Midfield Recently joined the club from Braintree.
Roman Campbell: Forward Roman has now joined the club on a permanent basis after spending a couple of loan periods with us from Gillingham. Nigel Neital:
Midfield Recently joined the club and has previous experience at National South and Ismithian Premier league sides.
Midfield A recent addition to our squad who has had previously experience at Sevenoaks and Tooting & Mitcham.
PREVIOUS MEETINGS WITH SITTINGBOURNE FC Although Sittingbourne were regular visitors here during the original Hastings United era, however, there is no record of any meetings with us prior to their visit here on Boxing Day 1991 upon their return to the Southern League’s Southern Division after a 24 year interval. We then met in various divisions of the Southern League in nine seasons between 1991 and 2004, results which can be summarised as follows: Our record as Hastings Town versus Sittingbourne in the Southern League’s Southern Division:
Away Home Overall
P 1 1 2
W 0 0 0
D 0 1 1
L 1 0 1
GF 0 1 1
GA 2 1 3
Our record as Hastings Town versus Sittingbourne in the Southern League’s Premier Division:
Away Home Overall
P 4 4 8
W 0 0 0
D 0 1 1
L 4 3 7
GF 3 4 7
GA 8 7 15
Our record as Hastings Town/United versus Sittingbourne in the Southern League’s Eastern Division:
Away Home Overall
P 4 4 8
W 2 0 2
D 2 4 6
L 0 0 0
GF 10 6 16
GA 3 6 9
We then renewed acquaintances with a pre-season match prior to season 2005/06 which United won 3-1 at Sittingbourne. Our first Ryman League meetings took place in Division One (South) during season 2006/07 when United won both matches, 2-1 at Sittingbourne and 5-2 at the Pilot Field. We then met again in another pre-season game prior to the 2009/10 campaign which United won 1-0 at the Pilot Field. Our next encounter was in the League Cup in 2012/13 in which United won 2-0 at Sittingbourne. We resumed our league meetings in season 2013/14 and have since played each other in the following seasons in the Isthmian League’s Division One South. Our record as Hastings United versus Sittingbourne in the Ryman League and League Cup:
P Away 10 Home 7 Overall 17
W 6 2 8
D 1 5# 6#
L 3 0 3
GF 20 12 32
GA 13 7 20
# - Sittingbourne won a Cup match on penalties
SEASON 2018/19 BOSTIK LEAGUE ONE SOUTH RESULTS
Saturday 5 January 2019 Bostik Div One SE
Saturday 30 April 2019 Bostik Div One SE
Hastings United 5 – 0 Sittingbourne
0 – 3 Hastings United Att 264
Horlock, Fielding, Climpson, Cruttwell, Howlett-Mundle, Tucker, Adams, Dixon (3), Ajakaiye (1), Mongoy (1), Black Subs used: Walker, Bamba, Azeez
Rogers, Fielding, Black, Lovatt, Elphick, Tucker, Adams, Dixon, Rodari (1), Stevenson, Azeez (1) Subs used: Ajakaiye (1), Cruttwell, Mongoy
SEASON 2019/20 BETVICTOR LEAGUE ONE SOUTH EAST RESULT Tuesday 10 December 2019
BetVictor Isthmian Div One South East
Scorer: Gary Elphick
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Cray Valley PM FAVERSHAM TOWN BROADBRIDGE HEATH East Grinstead Town WHYTELEAFE Chichester City WORTHING Worthing Three Bridges WHITEHAWK VCD Athletic THREE BRIDGES SEVENOAKS TOWN Hythe Town Haywards Heath T HAYWARDS HEATH T AFC Dunstable HYTHE TOWN WHITEHAWK Whitehawk PHOENIX SPORTS BRIGHTON & HA U23s Weymouth EAST GRINSTEAD TOWN Guernsey Whitstable Town CHICHESTER CITY Sittingbourne Ashford United EAST GRINSTEAD TOWN Whyteleafe Burgess Hill Town RAMSGATE HAYWARDS HEATH T Sevenoaks Town HERNE BAY VCD ATHLETIC Whitehawk ASHFORD UNITED SITTINGBOURNE Hythe Town Burgess Hill Town WHITSTABLE TOWN Phoenix Sports THREE BRIDGES Chichester City Ramsgate CRAY VALLEY PM Faversham Town BURGESS HILL TOWN Herne Bay GUERNSEY
A H H A H A H A A H A H H A A H A H H A H H A H A A H A A H A A H H A H H A H H A A H A H A A H A H A H
0-0 D 2-0 W 2-1 W 0-0 D 1-0 W 2-0 W 3-3 D 2-3 L (AET) 2-1 W 2-0 W 0-0 D 5-2 W 3-1 W 2-1 W 1-1 D 1-0 W 4-0 W 2-0 W 2-2 D 2-1 W 3-1 W 2-3 L 0-1 L 12-3 W 2-2 D 3-1 W 5-1 W 1-0 W 0-1 L 5-1 W 1-0 W 1-2 L 3-0 W 1-0 W 2-2 D 0-0 D 3-2 W 2-2 D 0-3 L
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Elliott (A) Elliott Elliott Elliott Elliott Elliott Elliott Elliott Elliott Elliott Elliott Elliott Elliott Elliott Azeez (B) Elliott Elliott Elliott Elliott 1 Elliott Elliott 1 Elliott Elliott Hull (A) Elliott Elliott Elliott (C) Elliott Elliott Elliott 1 Elliott Elliott Elliott Elliott Aboagye Aboagye (B) Aboagye Aboagye Elliott
Black Black Black Black Beale Black Beale 1 Beale (D) Beale Beale (B) Black Black Beale Black Beale Black Beale Beale (B) Beale Black Beale Black Black Black Black Black Black Black (B) Beale (A) Beale Beale Beale Black Beale Black Black Black Black Black
Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Worrall (A) Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt (A) Pool Lovatt Pool Lovatt Lovatt Lovatt (A) Lovatt Adams (B) Lovatt (B) Lovatt (A) Barlow Adams Adams Adams Adams Adams Elliott Lovatt
PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY RESULTS JULY
Sat 13th Sat 20th Tue 23rd Sat 27th Tue 30th
Alresford Town MILLWALL XI BRIGHTON & HA XI
A H H DORKING WANDERERS H Eastbourne Town A
3-1 1-2 1-1 2-1 2-1
Att Uâ€™s Goalscorers W Rodari, Pogue (2) L 398 Stone D 452 Rodari W 227 Pool, Pope W Adams, Azeez
Sat 3rd Tooting & Mitcham A 1-3 L Condon Sat 10th MALDON & TIPTREE H 1-3 L 202 Ajakaiye
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Substitutes used A,B,C,D,E replaced in brackets Goalscorers in bold
Elphick Elphick Elphick (B) Elphick Elphick Beale Elphick Elphick Elphick (A) Elphick Elphick Weeks Elphick (A) Beale Elphick Weeks Elphick Elphick Elphick (A) Weeks (A) Black Greig Elphick Greig (B) Elphick Elphick 2 Elphick Elphick 1 Elphick Elphick Elphick Greig Elphick Elphick Elphick Elphick Elphick (C) Elphick Elphick
Stone Stone Stone Stone Stone Stone Stone Stone 1 Stone 1 Stone Stone Hull Stone Stone Stone Hull Stone Stone Stone Hull Stone Hull Beale (A) Stone Stone 1 Stone Stone Stone Stone Stone Stone 1 Clark (A) Stone Black Stone Stone Stone 1 Stone Stone
Pool (B) Pool (B) Pool Adams Adams (A) Pool (A) Adams (A) Adams (C) Adams Worrall (C) Adams Adams (A) Adams (B) Worrall (A) Adams Worrall Adams 1 Adams Worrall (B) Worrall Worrall Worrall Worrall Worrall Worrall (B) Worrall Worrall 1 Worrall (C) Worrall Worrall Worrall Worrall Worrall (A) Worrall (B) Worrall (A) Worrall (A) Pool Adams (B) Worrall (A)
Dixon Ajakaiye Pope (C) Azeez Dixon Ajakaiye Pope 2 (C) Azeez (A) Dixon (A) Ajakaiye Pope 2 Azeez (C) Dixon Ajakaiye (C) Pope (B) Azeez (A) Dixon Ajakaiye Pope 1 (B) Azeez Rodari (B) Pogue 1 Worrall Chalmers 1 (C) Dixon 1 Ajakaiye 1 Pope (B) Azeez (C) Dixon (B) Ajakaiye Pope 1 (A) Azeez Dixon Ajakaiye Pope 1 Azeez Dixon 1 Ajakaiye Pope 1 Azeez (A) Dixon Ajakaiye Pope (B) Azeez (A) Pool 1 Rodari 3 Pogue Chalmers 1 Dixon 1 Ajakaiye 1 Pope Azeez (C) Dixon Ajakaiye Pope 2 Rodari Dixon Ajakaiye (C) Pope 1 Worrall (A) Pool Rodari Pogue Chalmers 1 Dixon Ajakaiye (B) Pope 1 (C) Azeez Dixon Ajakaiye 1 Pope (A) Azeez (C) Dixon Ajakaiye 1 Pope Azeez (C) Pool Rodari 2 Pogue (C) Chalmers (B) Dixon 2 Ajakaiye (C) Pope (B) Azeez Dixon Rodari 1 Pope 1 (A) Azeez Dixon Ajakaiye Pope (B) Azeez Adams 1 Rodari 8 Pogue 2 Chalmers 1 (C) Rodari Ajakaiye 1 Pope (A) Azeez Adams Ajakaiye (C) Rodari 1 (B) Azeez (A) Adams 1 Ajakaiye 1 Rodari 2 (B) Azeez Adams Ajakaiye Rodari (A) Azeez Dixon Ajakaiye Rodari Azeez Dixon 2 Ajakaiye 1 (C) Pope 1 Azeez Dixon Ajakaiye (C) Pope (B) Azeez (A) Adams 1 Pogue Curran (B) Pool Dixon Ajakaiye 1 (C) Pope 2 (B) Azeez Dixon 1 Ajakaiye Pope (A) Azeez Dixon Ajakaiye Pope 1 Azeez (B) Dixon Ajakaiye Pope (C) Azeez Dixon Ajakaiye (A) Pope 2 Azeez (B) Dixon Mfula (C) Pope 2 Beale (A) Dixon Ajakaiye (C) Pope Aboagye (B)
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Beale (A) Janneh (B) Pogue (C) Beale (A) Adams (B) Pogue (C) Adams (A) Hull (B) Beale (C) Beale (A) Pogue (B) Rodari (C) Worrall (A) Rodari (B) Adams (A) Pope (B)(D) Ajakaiye (C) White (D) Worrall (A) Rodari (B) Pogue (C) Pogue (A) Worrall (B) Pool (C) Black (D) Black (A) Chalmers (A) Black (B) Pool (C) Chalmers (A) Rodari (B) Moynes (A) Black (A) Worrall 1 (B) Rodari (C) Adams (A) Black (A) Rodari (B) Pogue (C) OG 1 Pool (A) Chalmers (B) Rodari 1 (C) Rodari 1 (A) Black (B) Pogue (C) Black (A) Pool (B) Chalmers (C) Greig (A) Ajakaiye (B) Azeez (C) Pool (A) Rodari (B) Chalmers (C) Pogue (A) Adams (A) Rodari (B) Lovatt (A) Clark (B) Dixon (C) Adams (A) Pogue (B) Beale (A) Pope (B) Pogue (C) Pool (A) Pope (B) Beale (C) Pope (A) Beale (B) Dixon (C) Black (A) Pope (B) Adams (A) Pool (B) Pogue (C) Pool (A) Pogue (B) Black (C) Hull J (A) Warren (B) Beale (A) Pogue (B) Pool (C) Pogue (A) Pool (B) Elliott (A) Pogue 1 (B) Pool (A) Beale (B) Pogue (C) Mfula (A) Elliott (B) Beale (C) Azeez (A) Worrall (B) Ajakaiye (C) Adams (A) Azeez (B) Mfula (C)
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THREE BRIDGES LEWES
BETVICTOR ISTHMIAN LEAGUE SOUTH EAST DIVISION TABLE 2019/20 @ 18 FEBRUARY 2020 Pos Team 1 Ashford United 2 HASTINGS UNITED 3 Whitehawk 4 Cray Valley PM 5 Herne Bay 6 Whyteleafe 7 Hythe Town 8 Chichester City 9 Guernsey 10 VCD Athletic 11 Sevenoaks Town 12 Whitstable Town 13 Phoenix Sports 14 Haywards Heath T 15 Burgess Hill Town 16 Sittingbourne 17 Faversham Town 18 Three Bridges 19 Ramsgate 20 East Grinstead Town
P 26 25 26 25 26 25 27 21 27 27 25 26 24 23 24 24 26 27 26 24
HW 8 11 9 8 7 8 7 3 3 4 5 5 6 4 6 5 5 1 2 0
HD 1 1 3 3 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 0 3 0 2 5 2 3 5
HL 4 1 1 2 4 3 3 2 5 4 3 3 6 3 5 5 4 11 9 7
HF 29 30 29 24 23 30 18 13 15 24 22 20 21 15 27 17 15 17 14 13
HA 17 9 11 11 14 22 12 9 18 24 14 16 20 14 26 11 16 37 27 23
AW 9 4 5 6 6 4 3 7 6 6 4 4 5 3 3 3 1 4 1 1
AD 1 7 5 3 4 3 4 2 5 1 3 2 1 6 3 2 1 1 4 2
AL 3 1 3 3 3 4 7 3 4 7 5 6 6 4 7 7 10 8 7 9
AF 34 14 23 20 26 12 13 23 24 19 15 17 19 14 17 12 10 16 11 12
AA 16 10 21 13 24 11 23 18 23 26 18 22 18 16 28 17 25 21 31 35
+/- Pts 30 53 25 53 20 50 20 48 11 45 9 42 -4 37 9 36 -2 36 -7 36 5 35 -1 35 2 34 -1 30 -10 30 1 28 -16 24 -25 18 -33 16 -33 10
Home Att Away Att 0-3 L 1189 0-1 L 322 2-0 W 405 2-2 0-0 0-0 D 510 1-0 W 400 1-0 2-0 W 347 5-1 W 602 2-2 3-2 W 672 0-0 3-1 W 508 2-2 3-1 3-1 W 553 1-0 W 759 1-1
D 362 D 150 W 207
D D D W
808 130 342 162
1-0 W 108 2-0 W 428 2-1 W 119 3-0 W 703 5-1 W 661 0-0 D 166
2019/20 Average League Home Attendance (13 Matches) 595
HUFC PLAYER APPEARANCES & GOALSCORERS 2019/20 @ 18 FEBRUARY 2020 PLAYER Jerald Aboagye Sam Adams Daniel Ajakaiye Lanre Azeez Callum Barlow Sam Beale Ollie Black Tom Chalmers Cameron Clark Charlie Curran Jack Dixon Jake Elliott Gary Elphick Leon Greig Dan Hull James Hull Adam Lovatt Warren Mfula Kian Moynes Kenny Pogue James Pool Ben Pope Davide Rodari
5 23 31 30 1 20 25 5 1 1 29 34 30 3 5 28 1 6 11 29 12
SEASON CAREER SUB TOTAL GOALS APPS GOALS
8 3 3 10 9 5 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 16 11 5 10
5 31 34 33 1 30 34 10 2 1 31 36 30 4 6 1 29 3 1 22 22 34 22
4 8 1 4 8 3 3 4 1 21 19
5 555 80 57 1 100 71 10 2 9 235 36 39 4 6 1 104 3 1 190 26 34 81
136 40 2 4 4 33 3 4 49 1 21 43
PLAYER Louis Rogers (GK) Craig Stone Freddie Warren Oliver Weeks William White Ryan Worrall LEFT Ansu Janneh
39 32 3 25 -
SEASON CAREER SUB TOTAL GOALS APPS GOALS
1 1 5
39 32 1 3 1 30
49 32 1 3 1 30
Own Goals 1
2019/20 TOP TEN AVERAGE ATTENDANCES
Isthmian League Division One SE Clubs Pos 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Team Guernsey HASTINGS UNITED Herne Bay Burgess Hill Town Whitstable Town Whitehawk Ashford United Hythe Town Faversham Town Ramsgate
Average 823 595 350 315 289 242 235 226 208 200
Source: FootballWebPages.co.uk 18.2.2020
BLUEFIN DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE - 2019/20 - SOUTH DIVISION TABLE - 18 February
Pos Team 1 Phoenix Sports 2 Tooting & Mitcham U 3 HASTINGS UNITED 4 Ashford United 5 Horsham 6 Carshalton Athletic 7 Sittingbourne 8 Faversham Town 9 South Park 10 Ramsgate 11 Three Bridges
P 13 13 11 13 12 12 10 14 10 9 13
HW 3 2 3 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 2
HD 2 2 1 3 2 0 1 3 0 1 0
HL 1 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 3 3 5
AW 4 4 4 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 0
AD 1 3 1 1 1 4 1 0 2 0 1
AL 2 1 1 1 2 0 3 7 3 3 5
GF 32 25 20 34 30 40 25 22 20 15 26
GA 19 14 11 20 26 18 38 36 36 24 47
+/13 11 9 14 4 22 -13 -14 -16 -9 -21
Pts 24 23 23 22 21 19 14 12 8 7 7
1-0 W 0-1 L 1-0 W
42 54 20
4-1 W 0-2 L
1-0 W 3-1 W
SAMBA ISTHMIAN YOUTH LEAGUE - 2019/20 - SOUTH DIVISION TABLE - 18 February
Pos Team 1 Worthing 2 Lewes 3 Eastbourne Borough 4 Three Bridges 5 HASTINGS UNITED 6 Whitehawk 7 Shoreham 8 Burgess Hill Town 9 Bognor Regis Town 10 Crowborough Athletic
P HW HD 9 5 2 7 4 0 9 3 2 7 3 0 5 1 0 3 1 0 6 1 0 6 0 0 6 0 1 6 0 1
HL 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 0
AW 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0
AD 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 2
AL 1 0 2 3 2 0 2 3 1 3
GF 25 33 20 10 7 8 5 11 4 5
GA 8 3 20 13 10 5 10 25 21 13
+/16 30 0 -3 -3 3 -5 -14 -17 -8
Pts 20 18 14 12 7 4 4 4 4 3
Away 1-1 D
HOW THE FIRST TEAM DID IN 2018/19 ISTHMIAN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE SOUTH EAST - 2018/19 - FINAL TABLE Pos Team C Cray Wanderers 2 Horsham 3 HASTINGS UNITED 4 Ashford United 5 Haywards Heath T 6 VCD Athletic 7 Hythe Town 8 Whyteleafe 9 Phoenix Sports 10 Sevenoaks Town 11 Ramsgate 12 Whitstable Town 13 East Grinstead Town 14 Three Bridges 15 Herne Bay 16 Sittingbourne 17 Faversham Town 18 Guernsey R Greenwich Boro (-3) - Thamesmead Town
P 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 0
HW 12 13 13 11 9 9 10 9 7 5 6 8 7 7 5 5 7 3 5 0
HD HL HF HA AW AD AL AF AA +/- Pts Home 5 1 45 18 13 2 3 34 17 44 82 3-2 W 3 2 41 16 10 2 6 32 22 35 74 2-0 W 3 2 46 17 8 4 6 32 28 33 70 2 5 41 19 10 3 5 33 17 38 68 2-2 D 3 6 26 17 9 6 3 39 35 13 63 2-4 L 2 7 36 31 11 0 7 38 35 8 62 2-1 W 5 3 38 23 4 5 9 28 36 7 52 1-1 D 2 7 39 29 5 5 8 20 22 8 49 3-0 W 5 6 40 35 6 5 7 25 30 0 49 3-0 W 5 8 24 27 8 3 7 25 27 -5 47 1-0 W 7 5 32 27 5 5 8 22 26 1 45 3-0 W 6 4 21 19 3 4 11 15 36 -19 43 3-1 W 5 6 34 29 4 3 11 31 43 -7 41 2-3 L 0 11 26 41 5 5 8 25 28 -18 41 2-1 W 2 11 29 43 6 3 9 36 42 -20 38 5-0 W 2 11 24 36 6 2 10 25 36 -23 37 5-0 W 5 6 30 29 3 2 13 25 56 -30 37 2-1 W 3 12 24 41 4 6 8 26 36 -27 30 1-1 D 3 10 22 32 3 3 12 18 46 -38 27 4-0 W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2018/19 Season Average League Home Attendance
Att Away Att 491 1-2 L 345 479 1-1 D 157 910 376 242 513 440 393 557 462 512 313 479 360 430 370 368 409
2-0 1-2 2-0 1-3 0-2 3-3 3-2 3-2 1-1 1-2 3-1 1-4 3-0 2-2 1-0 3-1
W L W L L D W W D L W L W D W W
531 164 105 332 147 139 262 217 222 166 131 291 264 228 678 152
TWO U’s PEOPLE IN THE NEWS SAM BEALE MARKS 100
‘A CLASS’ BROWN
Sam Beale’s appearance earlier in the month at Whitehawk marked his 100th for the Club.
Congratulations to U’s coach, Andrew Brown, who has recently completed and passed his UEFA A Licence coach qualification. At only 24-years-old this is a fantastic achievement and something Andrew has been working hard towards over the last 18 months.
Photo: Scott White
To mark the career landmark Club CEO Billy Wood presented Sam with a commemorative plaque.
Andrew currently combines his excellent work at Hastings United by leading a full-time football and education program at The Marsh Academy in New Romney as well as delivering sessions at community programs in partnership with Active Rother and Rother District Council.
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HUFC vs ASHFORD UNITED FC - MAN OF THE MATCH - JAKE ELLIOTT Jake Elliott was awarded ‘Man Of The Match’ by Match Sponsor Country Furniture Barns.
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Jake was presented with his award by Paul, Kelly and Erinna.
Thanks to Paul & Kelly for their continued support of the U’s.
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HASTINGS UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB POLICIES
Customer Charter Full details of our Customer Charter are available at our website: www.hastingsunited.com. These include our policy on ticket and pricing, abandoned matches and our involvement in the Hastings Community.
Health & Safety Hastings United Football Club takes seriously your health and safety during your visit to the Pilot Field.
The Club Believes Customer Care starts on the inside, with a good team of staff and work ethic. Most of our staff are volunteers but The Club expect our staff to always do their best.
Please note that the officers and stewards of Hastings United Football Club will enforce Ground Regulations. A copy of these Regulations is posted at the entrance to each turnstile and within the ground on the wall next to the food bar.
Our staff should remain courteous even in difficult situations. The Club and its staff know they are offering a service and that they would like every customer to return.
Please note that the following are offences under the Football (Offences) Act 1991, as amended: the throwing of any object within the ground without lawful authority or excuse, the chanting of anything of an indecent or racist nature: the entry onto the playing area or any adjacent area to which spectators are not generally admitted without lawful authority or excuse.
We believe that people come first when offering a service.
Under the Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol etc.) Act 1985, the following are offences for which a person can be arrested by a police officer: attempting to enter the ground or being inside the ground whilst drunk: being in possession of any intoxicating liquor, or bottle, can or other portable container which could cause damage or personal injury when entering the ground.
We expect our staff to be friendly and helpful and to know their job or be able to call upon someone who is able to respond to the needs of our customers. We expect our staff to give their full attention to a customer in any situation that arises.
In Addition We expect our staff and volunteers to care about their job as this will ensure they care about our customers. We expect our staff and volunteers to treat every customer as they would like to be treated themselves. We in return expect our customers to treat our volunteers and staff with respect and The Club will not tolerate any physical or verbal abused aimed at them.
LEAGUE NEWS From: Ian Townsend
THREE BRIDGES BRING IN WIDELY-TRAVELLED DEFENDER
PURCELL HEADS TO ASHFORD
Three Bridges gave a debut last Saturday to defender Hamilton Bunga, who joined the club from Basildon United.
South East League Leaders Ashford United have announced the signing of Great Wakering Rovers striker George Purcell. Purcell is the Urchins record scorer, with 149 goals in 279 appearances, but left the club last summer to join Canvey Island. He made a dozen appearances for the Gulls, scoring six goals, but left the club in the autumn to sign for Grays Athletic, since when he has knocked in six more including two against Canvey two weeks before Christmas. His last appearance for Athletic was in victory against Great Wakering Rovers in mid January, and he then moved to play for Rovers, scored on his debut, but only played twice more.
RAMSGATE BRING IN TWO Ramsgate earned an impressive point at home to high-flying Whitehawk on Saturday, helped by debuts from new arrivals Jamie Maxted and Giorgio Russo. Maxted moved over from Faversham Town. He'd made twenty four appearances for the Lilywhites this season, and scored against his new club in the Velocity Trophy. He'd been at Faversham for a number of seasons, and also spent some time with Dover Athletic, Ramsgate, Herne Bay and Canterbury City, Russo came across from league leaders Ashford United. He'd played only twice for the Nuts and Bolts, and previously played for Canterbury City, Herne Bay, Met Police and Faversham Town.
Hamilton previously played for Thurrock, Barkingside, Staines Town, Kingstonian, Ware, Arlesey Town, Peacehaven & Telscombe, Northwood,and Bedfont Sports. This season has already turned out for Hythe Town, Canvey Island, Leiston and Basildon United, although he played only fifteen minutes for Canvey, coming on as a substitute in an FA Cup tie against Bowers & Pitsea before being himself substituted soon afterwards. He played only once for the Bees, too, in a goalless draw against Coggeshall Town.
LEWES ANNOUNCE MANAGERIAL APPOINTMENT On February 11 Lewes announced the appointment of Hugo Langton as their new manager. Hugo effectively replaces Darren Freeman, who left the club for a new career opportunity in mid-October. Ross Standen and Tony Coade, who have acted as caretaker managers since Darren's departure, will now return to their coaching duties. Hugo was most recently head coach at National League South Welling United. He left Park View Road in January. He was previously at Eastbourne Borough, Bromley, Thamesmead Town and Hastings United, has a large collection of UEFA coaching qualifications, is a highly regarded coach, and has worked as a scout for a number of professional clubs. His first match in charge of the club was at home to Hornchurch, where he looked to rectify a disastrous home record which has seen the Rooks win only one home match this season, the result was a goalless draw.
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2019/20 SEASON - PLAYER SPONSORS JERALD ABOAGYE
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