Midhurst & Easebourne Fc v AFC Uckfield Fc

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THE STAGS MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB THE OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME OF SCFL PREMIER DIVISION SATURDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2022 KICK OFF 3PM MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE VS AFC UCKFIELD TOWN

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

MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB

Founded 1946 Ground The Rotherfield

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.

Full Name Midhurst & Easebourne Football Club Nickname The Stags

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MANAGER’S MESSAGE LEMMY

Good afternoon welcome to The Rotherfield for this afternoon’s Southern Combination Premier League fixture.

’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 P W D L F A =/ PTS 1 Broadbridge Heath 15 12 2 1 38 12 26 38 2 Crawley Down Gatwick 16 12 0 4 36 13 23 36 3 Newhaven 15 11 1 3 50 12 38 34 4 Eastbourne United 15 9 3 3 23 11 12 30 5 Steyning Town 15 9 2 4 33 15 18 29 6 Hassocks 15 8 2 5 31 20 11 26 7 Bexhill United 15 8 1 6 28 23 5 25 8 Midhurst & Ease. 16 8 1 7 33 30 3 25 9 Peacehaven & Tels. 14 7 2 5 25 17 8 23 10 Crowborough Athletic 14 6 4 4 19 16 3 22 11 Horsham YMCA 15 7 1 7 24 25 1 22 12 AFC Varndeanians 14 6 2 6 20 27 7 20 13 Little Common 14 5 4 5 24 19 5 19 14 Eastbourne Town 14 5 4 5 19 14 5 19 15 Lingfield 18 5 2 11 33 43 10 17 16 AFC Uckfield Town 14 5 1 8 22 27 5 16 17 Saltdean United 16 5 1 10 13 45 32 16 18 Loxwood 14 3 1 10 19 38 19 10 19 Alfold 15 1 1 13 11 47 36 4 20 Roffey 16 0 1 15 9 56 47 1 STAGS STATS 2022/23 SEASON JOSH BIRD, DUNCAN BROWN MOST APPEARANCES 22 STARTS HARRY TREMLETT TOP GOALSCORER 7 LEAGUE AND CUP GOALS BIGGEST WIN 1 OCTOBER 5-1 VS ROFFEY

P 19 Nov AFC Uckfield Town H SCFL 3pm 26 Nov Newhaven A SCFL 3pm 3 Dec Hassocks H SCFL 3pm 10 Dec Bexhill United A SCFL 3pm 26 Dec Broadbridge Heath A SCFL 11am 2 Jan Loxwood H SCFL 11am 7 Jan Eastbourne Town A SCFL 3pm 21 Jan Alfold H SCFL 3pm 28 Jan Steyning Town A SCFL 3pm 4 Feb Horsham YMCA A SCFL 3pm 11 Feb AFC Varndeanians H SCFL 3pm 18 Feb Lingfield A SCFL 3pm 25 Feb Newhaven H SCFL 3pm 4 Mar Roffey H SCFL 3pm 11 Mar Peacehaven & Tels. A SCFL 3pm 18 Mar Eastbourne United H SCFL 3pm 25 Mar Little Common A SCFL 3pm 1 Apr Crawley Down Gatwick H SCFL 3pm 8 Apr Crowborough Athletic A SCFL 3pm 10 Apr Broadbridge Heath H SCFL 11am

FIXTURES
LEAGUE AND CUP 22/23 30 July
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2
6
13
16
20
27
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& RESULTS
Bexhill United H SCFL
1 1
Aug Hassocks A SCFL W 4 3
Aug AFC Uckfield Town A FAC EP W 4 1
Aug Eastbourne Town H SCFL W 1 0
Aug Horsham YMCA H SCFL L 0 1
Aug Harefield United H FAC P W 2 1
Aug Greenways H FAV 1Q D 1 1 [W 4 2 on Pens]
Aug Loxwood A SCFL W 2 0
Sept Chatham Town H FAC 1Q L 0 6
Sept Broadbridge Heath A PBC 1 L 0 4
Sept Lingfield H SCFL L 0 1
Sept Crowborough Athletic H SCFL W 3 2 20 Sept Alfold A SCFL W 4 1 24 Sept Crowborough Athletic A FAV 2Q L 0 3 27 Sept Steyning Town H SCFL L 1 4 1 Oct Roffey A SCFL W 5 1 8 Oct Peacehaven & Tels. H SCFL W 3 0 11 Oct Selsey H SSC 1 W 3 2 15 Oct Eastbourne United A SCFL L 0 2 22 Oct AFC Varndeanians A SCFL L 4 7 25 Oct Mile Oak H RUR 1 D 0 0 [W 5 4 on Pens] 29 Oct Little Common H SCFL L 2 4 5 Nov Crawley Down Gatwick A SCFL L 0 2 12 Nov Saltdean United A SCFL W 3 1 15 Nov Eastbourne United H SSC 2 P

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.

TODAY’S VISITORS AFC UCKFIELD TOWN FOUNDED 2014 GROUND THE OAKS CAPACITY N/A CHAIRMAN
PARKER MANAGER JONNY ELWOOD TOP GOALSCORER 21/22 THREE PLAYERS 6 MOST APPEARANCES 21/22 TYLER PEARSON,
TOM

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 TEAMS

SCFL PREMIER DIVISION

TOWN

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

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

Hill and Andy Higgins
MIDHURST AFC UCKFIELD
MATCH OFFICIALS Referee: Jamie Wells Assistants: Luke Irelan
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