Midhurst & Easebourne Fc v Alfold Fc

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THE STAGS SCFL PREMIER DIVISION SATURDAY 21 JANUARY 2023 KICK-OFF 3PM MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE VS ALFOLD

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

MANAGER’S MESSAGE LEMMY

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

I’d like to welcome todays visitors Alfold, their management team, committee members and supporters.

Like to extend my welcome to today’s Match official’s

The weather has played havoc the last few weeks, we did manage to play away vs Eastbourne Town on 7th January. We ended up losing 1- 0 in a game where we deserved at least a draw, the day was made worse with the injury to Billy Connor who suffered a broken ankle.

Billy had an operation last week. I wish Billy a speedy recovery.

On the injury front Robbie Tambling had his operation on his knee last week as well. Tambo will be a slow process again wishing him a speedy recovery.

Kieran Carter had results of his MRI scan, he has a tear on his meniscus he’s now waiting on whether he requires surgery or not.

Squad wise we've got a few injuries in Lewis Hamilton and Liam Dreckmann, I'm hoping in the coming weeks we can have a settled squad.

Today’s opponents will provide a really tough test for us, Jordan has recently taken over as first team manager, having crossed paths with him last year when he managed Dorking Wanderers Res, he will have them fit, they will be well organised.

He’s signed some very good players to help keep them in the league.

Wednesday evening we’re away vs Farnham Town in the Aldershot Senior Cup. Finally must congratulate Curt and his Reserve side who booked their place in the league cup Semi Final, was a good result winning away to league leaders USP with a last minute winner.

Enjoy the game

Lemmy

LEAGUE TABLE SCFL PREMIER DIVISION POS P W D L F A =/- PTS 1 Crawley Down Gatwick 21 17 0 4 48 17 31 51 2 Newhaven 23 15 3 5 72 23 49 48 3 Steyning Town 24 14 3 7 51 30 21 45 4 Broadbridge Heath 19 14 2 3 48 18 30 44 5 Peacehaven & Tels. 21 12 2 7 41 23 18 38 6 Eastbourne United 21 11 5 5 30 19 11 38 7 Eastbourne Town 20 10 5 5 31 17 14 35 8 Bexhill United 20 11 1 8 37 30 7 34 9 Hassocks 20 10 3 7 43 31 12 33 10 Crowborough Athletic 20 9 6 5 30 23 7 33 11 Midhurst & Ease. 22 9 2 11 41 46 -5 29 12 AFC Varndeanians 22 8 5 9 40 46 -6 29 13 Horsham YMCA 21 8 3 10 32 36 -4 27 14 Little Common 17 7 4 6 35 23 12 25 15 Lingfield 22 6 3 13 39 51 -12 21 16 AFC Uckfield Town 20 6 2 12 29 41 -12 20 17 Loxwood 21 4 5 12 32 56 -24 17 18 Saltdean United 21 5 2 14 18 65 -47 17 19 Alfold 22 3 2 17 22 65 -43 11 20 Roffey 23 0 4 19 20 79 -59 4 STAGS STATS 2022/23 SEASON JOSH BIRD, DUNCAN BROWN MOST APPEARANCES 28 STARTS HARRY TREMLETT TOP GOALSCORER 11 LEAGUE AND CUP GOALS BIGGEST WIN 3 DECEMBER 5-0 VS HASSOCKS

Chatham Town H FAC 1Q L 0-6

Broadbridge Heath A PBC 1 L 0-4

Lingfield H SCFL L 0-1

Crowborough Athletic H SCFL W 3-2

Alfold A SCFL W 4-1

Crowborough Athletic A FAV 2Q L 0-3

Steyning Town A SCFL L 1-4

Roffey A SCFL W 5-1

Peacehaven & Tels. H SCFL W 3-0

Selsey H SSC 1 W 3-2

Eastbourne United A SCFL L 0-2

AFC Varndeanians A SCFL L 4-7

Oct Mile Oak H RUR 1 D 0-0 [W 5-4 on Pens]

Little Common H SCFL L 2-4

Crawley Down Gatwick A SCFL L 0-2 12 Nov Saltdean United A SCFL W 3-1 19 Nov AFC Uckfield Town H SCFL D 2-2 26 Nov Newhaven A SCFL L 0-5 3 Dec Hassocks H SCFL W 5-0 26 Dec Broadbridge Heath A SCFL L 0-5 2 Jan Loxwood H SCFL L 1-3 7 Jan Eastbourne Town A SCFL L 0-1 21 Jan Alfold H SCFL 3pm 28 Jan Steyning Town H SCFL 3pm 4 Feb Horsham YMCA A SCFL 3pm 8 Feb Bexhill United A SCFL 7:45pm 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 15 Apr AFC Uckfield Town A SCFL 3pm 22 Apr Saltdean United H SCFL 3pm TBC Eastbourne United H SSC 2 P-P

FIXTURES
30
2
6
13
16
20
27
29
3
& RESULTS LEAGUE AND CUP 22/23
July Bexhill United H SCFL D 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
6 Sept
13 Sept
17 Sept
20 Sept
24 Sept
27 Sept
1 Oct
8 Oct
11 Oct
15 Oct
22 Oct
25
29 Oct
5 Nov

Alfold Football Club was founded way back in 1921 playing in the original Formation of the Rudgwick & District League playing under a joint name of Loxwood & Alfold.

This remained until 1923 when the two villages split and the rivalry began.

Loxwood stayed in the Rudgwick League and Alfold joined the recently formed Cranleigh & District League.

Although not the most successful time for the club they did reach two Consecutive cup finals in 1932 and 1933 losing both to Shamley Green and Cranleigh respectively.

Over the years Alfold have had 5 pitches scattered around the village but now are Proud to have two of the best pitches throughout Surrey, Sussex & Hampshire. Recently the club achieved a grant through the Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund and with the help of The Alfold Sports & Social Club massive improvements have been made with 4 brand new changing rooms, referees rooms – all with Individual shower and toilet facilities. Along with these improvements were new Ladies, Gents and disabled toilets along with bay changing facilities.

Alfold have always been a club that thrive on success, being proud winners of The Surrey County Cup, the West Sussex Premier League and most recent the Chichester Charity Cup, all outstanding achievements for a village side.

2015-16 became a landmark in Alfold Football Club’s history with the first team Playing in the Macron Store Southern Combination Football League Division 2 This is the old prestigious Sussex County Football League. The reserves continue to play in the Brickability West Sussex Football League Division 1 (North).

TODAY’S VISITORS ALFOLD FOUNDED 1920 NICKNAME THE FOLD GROUND THE RECREATION GROUND CHAIRMAN MARK WRIGHT MANAGER JORDAN CLARK TOP GOALSCORER 21/22 SAM LEMON 11 MOST APPEARANCES 21/22 JAMIE CHESWORTH 34

Club Honours

Champions: 2018/19 - Southern Combination Football League Division 1

Champions: 2010/11 - Chichester Charity Cup

Champions: 2002/03 - WSFL Premiership

Champions: 1998/99 - WSFL Division 4

Champions: 1993/94 - WSFL Division 2

Champions: 1988/89 - WSFL Division 4

Champions: 1987/88 - Surrey County Lower Junior Cup

Champions: 1980/81 - WSFL Division 2

Champions: 1970/71 - Tony Kopp Cup

Runners Up: 2010/11 - WSFL Division 5

Runners Up: 2002/03 - Centenary Cup

Runners Up: 2001/02 - Malcolm Simonds Cup

Runners Up: 2000/01 - WSFL Division 1

Runners Up: 1993-94 - Chichester Charity Cup

Alfold struggled in the first two seasons of County football until Matt and Jack Munday took over as Managers since then we have gone from strength to strength with two consecutive promotions, and last year our first as a senior club, we won Division 1 to gain promotion to the Premier league, for which we are extremely proud.

We may be a very small Village, but we have a massive heart, and the desire to succeed is massive.

DAN WOOD PLAYER PROFILE

Name - Dan Wood

Position - Centre Back

Most Skilful - Harry Tremlett

Quickest - Marcus Bedford

Slowest - Sorry skip… but has to be Harry Giles

Worst Trainer - Oli Kershaw, when he turns up

Worst Dress - Trem in those chino’s and dancing shoes

Most Intelligent - Lewis Hamilton

Least Intelligent - Jordan Warren

Longest in shower - Billy Connor

Best player played with - Carney Chukwuemeka (now at Chelsea)

Favourite Meal - Katsu Curry

Got to Drink - Spiced Rum and Coke

Ronaldo or Messi day long Holiday with misses or Lads - Sorry lads, but cant let the missus down

Team SupportNorthampton Town

Biggest Fear - clowns come anywhere near me and I gone

TODAY’S TEAMS

SCFL PREMIER DIVISION

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 Dan Wood

Drew Churchwell

Seb Jacovides

Shay Matthews

Adaini Carrera

Jack Appleby

Reece Tierney

Harry Cole Nathan Lewis

Emmanuel Katundu

Johden De Mayer

Tywon Debarge

Owen Flynn

Ben Dyson Ben Hughes

Joe Hasler

MIDHURST ALFOLD MATCH OFFICIALS

Andrew Demby

Conan Torpey

George Craig Tom Hearn

Callum Kilkenny

Karim Elmellas

Charlie Martin

Luke Roberts

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