Midhurst & Easebourne Fc v AFC Uckfield Fc

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THE STAGS

THE OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME OF MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB

SCFL PREMIER DIVISION MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE

VS AFC UCKFIELD TOWN SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2022 KICK-OFF 3PM




MIDHURST &

EASEBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB Full Name Midhurst & Easebourne Football Club Nickname The Stags Founded 1946 Ground The Rotherfield

Chairman Mark Broughton Secretary Mark Broughton Treasurer Barry McMahon First Team Manager Andy Ewen First Team Assistant Dan Trussler First Team Coach Jamie Angell First Team Coach Arnie Miron First Team Physio Lewis Sandy Reserve Team Manager Curtis Blake Reserve Team Assistant Mickey Barrow Reserve Team Physio Marcus Ball Groundsman Tom Merritt-Smith

Matchday Programme JMA Programmes

The club has 2 senior teams and 8 youth teams. The First Team are currently members of the Southern Combination Football League and compete in Premier Division , whilst the Reserves play in the Premier Division of the Hampshire Development League. The club was established in 1946 by a merger of Midhurst, whose ground had been used to build a school on, and Easebourne, who had lost several officials and players during the World War II. They joined the West Sussex League and went on to win the title in 1955–56, 1962–63 and 1964–65, as well as the Malcolm Simmonds Memorial Cup in 1959–60. After the top division was renamed the Premier Division, the club won the league again in 1967 –68, the Bareham Cup in 1970–71 and the Malcolm Simmonds Memorial Cup in 1973– 74. They won the Premier Division and Malcolm Simmonds Memorial Cup double in 1976–77 and retained the cup the following season, before winning another league and cup double in 1979–80. Although an application to join the Sussex County League was rejected in 1980, they were accepted into the league the following year, becoming members of Division Two. In their first season in Division Two, Midhurst & Easebourne were runners-up, earning promotion to Division One. The club finished bottom of Division One in 1986–87 and were relegated back to Division Two. They won the Division Two Cup in 1988–89, beating Newhaven 5–3 on penalties in a replay. The club returned to Division One after finishing second in 1991–92, but were relegated back to Division Two at the end of the following season. A second successive relegation in 1993–94 saw them drop into Division Three. Although they won Division Three at the first attempt, the club were relegated back to the division at the end of the 1997–98 season. In 1998–99 Midhurst & Easebourne finished bottom of Division Three and were relegated to the Premier Division of the West Sussex League. They were Premier Division champions and Centenary Cup winners in 2001–02 and were promoted back to Division Three of the Sussex County League. The following season saw them win the Division Three title and the Division Three Cup, earning promotion to Division Two. Although they finished bottom of Division Two in 2009–10, the club avoided being relegated to Division Three. In 2015 the Sussex County League was renamed the Southern Combination, with Division Two becoming Division One. Midway through the 2018-19 season, the club found themselves bottom of Division One and appointed Liphook United Manager, Andrew 'Lemmy' Ewen as First Team Manager, who subsequently saved the club from relegation to Division Two. The 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons were both ended early and deemed null and void due to COVID-19, with the club sitting 6th and 4th in respective seasons.

The 2021-22 saw a return of success to the club. With the first tema winning promotion to the premier division via the playoffs and also winning the league cup. A real triumph for Lemmy and his team after having the two previous seasons curtailed when in strong positions. The reserve team also enjoyed success with a second place finish, securing promotion to their respective premier division. With last seasons achievements, and subsequent promotion to step 5 football we now find ourselves competing in the Fa Cup for the first time in our history. 2022-23 is sure to be an exciting historical season for everyone involved in the club and town.


MANAGER’S MESSAGE LEMMY

Good afternoon welcome to The Rotherfield for this afternoon’s Southern Combination Premier League fixture. I’d like to extend my welcome to today’s visitors AFC Uckfield Town along with todays match officials.

Following the awful amount of rain it was no surprise that Tuesday’s Sussex Senior Cup game was postponed. We managed to end a run of 4 defeats with a very good performance last weekend away at Saltdean Utd. Having Lewis Hamilton, Harry Tremlett back made a big difference to us. Marcus looked back to where we want him which was pleasing, as he’s struggled with injuries this campaign. Squad wise were slowly getting there, Oli Kershaw, Billy Connor, Jordan Warren are missing today but we do welcome back Liam Dreckmann,Jordan Stallibrass who both return from suspension. Will Essai returns after being at a wedding last weekend. Dan Wood is now able to play following concussion. Enjoy the game

Lemmy




LEAGUE TABLE

SCFL PREMIER DIVISION

POS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Broadbridge Heath Crawley Down Gatwick Newhaven Eastbourne United Steyning Town Hassocks Bexhill United Midhurst & Ease. Peacehaven & Tels. Crowborough Athletic Horsham YMCA AFC Varndeanians Little Common Eastbourne Town Lingfield AFC Uckfield Town Saltdean United Loxwood Alfold Roffey

P 15 16 15 15 15 15 15 16 14 14 15 14 14 14 18 14 16 14 15 16

W 12 12 11 9 9 8 8 8 7 6 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 3 1 0

D 2 0 1 3 2 2 1 1 2 4 1 2 4 4 2 1 1 1 1 1

L 1 4 3 3 4 5 6 7 5 4 7 6 5 5 11 8 10 10 13 15

F 38 36 50 23 33 31 28 33 25 19 24 20 24 19 33 22 13 19 11 9

A 12 13 12 11 15 20 23 30 17 16 25 27 19 14 43 27 45 38 47 56

=/26 23 38 12 18 11 5 3 8 3 -1 -7 5 5 -10 -5 -32 -19 -36 -47

STAGS STATS 2022/23 SEASON JOSH BIRD, DUNCAN BROWN

HARRY TREMLETT 5-1 VS ROFFEY

MOST APPEARANCES 22 STARTS TOP GOALSCORER 7 LEAGUE AND CUP GOALS BIGGEST WIN 1 OCTOBER

PTS 38 36 34 30 29 26 25 25 23 22 22 20 19 19 17 16 16 10 4 1


FIXTURES & RESULTS LEAGUE AND CUP 22/23

30 July 2 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 16 Aug 20 Aug 27 Aug 29 Aug 3 Sept 6 Sept 13 Sept 17 Sept 20 Sept 24 Sept 27 Sept 1 Oct 8 Oct 11 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 25 Oct 29 Oct 5 Nov 12 Nov 15 Nov 19 Nov 26 Nov 3 Dec 10 Dec 26 Dec 2 Jan 7 Jan 21 Jan 28 Jan 4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Feb 4 Mar 11 Mar 18 Mar 25 Mar 1 Apr 8 Apr 10 Apr

Bexhill United Hassocks AFC Uckfield Town Eastbourne Town Horsham YMCA Harefield United Greenways Loxwood Chatham Town Broadbridge Heath Lingfield Crowborough Athletic Alfold Crowborough Athletic Steyning Town Roffey Peacehaven & Tels. Selsey Eastbourne United AFC Varndeanians Mile Oak Little Common Crawley Down Gatwick Saltdean United Eastbourne United AFC Uckfield Town Newhaven Hassocks Bexhill United Broadbridge Heath Loxwood Eastbourne Town Alfold Steyning Town Horsham YMCA AFC Varndeanians Lingfield Newhaven Roffey Peacehaven & Tels. Eastbourne United Little Common Crawley Down Gatwick Crowborough Athletic Broadbridge Heath

H A A H H H H A H A H H A A H A H H A A H H A A H H A H A A H A H A A H A H H A H A H A H

SCFL SCFL FAC EP SCFL SCFL FAC P FAV 1Q SCFL FAC 1Q PBC 1 SCFL SCFL SCFL FAV 2Q SCFL SCFL SCFL SSC 1 SCFL SCFL RUR 1 SCFL SCFL SCFL SSC 2 SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL

D 1-1 W 4-3 W 4-1 W 1-0 L 0-1 W 2-1 D 1-1 [W 4-2 on Pens] W 2-0 L 0-6 L 0-4 L 0-1 W 3-2 W 4-1 L 0-3 L 1-4 W 5-1 W 3-0 W 3-2 L 0-2 L 4-7 D 0-0 [W 5-4 on Pens] L 2-4 L 0-2 W 3-1 P-P 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 11am 11am 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 11am


TODAY’S VISITORS AFC UCKFIELD TOWN FOUNDED

2014 GROUND

THE OAKS CAPACITY

N/A CHAIRMAN

TOM PARKER MANAGER

JONNY ELWOOD TOP GOALSCORER 21/22

THREE PLAYERS 6 MOST APPEARANCES 21/22

TYLER PEARSON, JASON TIBBLE 43

HISTORY The club was formed in July 2014 by a merger of Uckfield Town and A.F.C. Uckfield; it adopted Uckfield Town's black and red colours for their home kit and A.F.C. Uckfield's sky blue and navy blue as the away kit. At the time of the merger Uckfield Town were in Division Three of the Sussex County League, whilst A.F.C. Uckfield were in Division Two; the new club took A.F.C. Uckfield's place in Division Two and continued to play at their Oaks ground. In their first season the club finished second, earning promotion to the Premier Division of the renamed Southern Combination League. GROUND The club play their home games at the Oaks on Eastbourne Road. OTHER TEAMS The club's reserve team play in the Mid Sussex League, the under-18 team play in the Southern Combination League's Under 18 (East) Division. The under-17s play in the Mid Sussex Youth League, and the women's team in the Sussex Women and Girls League.


2018 to present On 30 October 2018 chairman Brian Cordingley stepped down after two years and was replaced by Hastings-based businessman Billy Wood on 3 November. A few days later Wood announced a five-year plan to bring the club into the modern era, involving redeveloping the Oval, bringing the club into the Isthmian league and to gain more support for Eastbourne United Association. In February 2019, the Chairman Billy Wood announced Eastbourne United were to re-brand their home kit and club badge to reflect on their 125th year. In December Wood signed Arron Hopkison as the new Manager. The club were just on 2 points in the league having lost twelve games in a row. Saturday 27 April, the last day of the season, United were still bottom of the league on goal difference but won their last game away at Pagham completed the 'Great Escape' with a winner in the last minutes which took them out of the relegation zone and safely finishing the season 18th on goal difference to Arundel, who were relegated into Division One. For the 2019/20 season, Billy stated plans that the club were aiming to finish in the top 6 of the league, but after a bad start and sitting near the bottom of the table, Aaron Hopkinson resigned as manager on the 10 September. His assistant Matthew Crabb took over as caretaker manager which became a permanent position on ten days later. Billy Wood resigned as chairman on 17 September 2019 to become CEO of nearby Hastings United and Brian Cordingley resumed his position as chairman. Matt Crabb resigned as first team manager on 19 October 2020, which assistant manager Ray Collier stepped in to take over as first team manager.



DUNCAN BROWN PLAYER PROFILE

Name - Lawson Bright Position - Centre Back Most Skilful - Marcus Bedford Quickest - Me Slowest - Harry Giles Worst Trainer - Josh Bird Worst Dress - Trem with them shit flickers Most Intelligent - Lewis Hamilton Least Intelligent - Marcus Bedford Longest in shower - Billy Connor Best player played with - Billy Clifford Favourite Meal - chicken tikka madras Got to Drink - Orange Lucozade Ronaldo or Messi - Ronaldo Holiday with misses or Lads - Lads Team Support - Brighton Biggest Fear - Spiders I’m running




TODAY’S

SCFL

TEAMS

PREMIER DIVISION

MIDHURST Josh Bird Dan Wood Lawson Bright Charlie Osbourne Harry Tremlett Kieran Carter Duncan Brown Harry Giles Lewis Hyde Lewis Hamilton Marcus Bedford Billy Connor James LIddiard Will Essai Liam Dreckmann Jordan Warren Ollie Kershaw Jordan Stallisbrass Harry Tollworthy Rob Tambling

AFC UCKFIELD TOWN Lloyd Francis Leon Wright Omar Abbas Duncan Ibbotson Hayden Beaconsfield Zead Massood Ryan Murphy Oliver Lee Tommy Sceal Cameron Apted James Pass Harvey Burgess Jordan Ray George Cook Alfie Dennis Ellison Wright Evan Tinsley Dan Smith

MATCH OFFICIALS Referee: Jamie Wells Assistants: Luke Irelan-Hill and Andy Higgins