Midhurst & Easebourne Fc v Harefield Utd

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THE STAGS

THE OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME OF MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB

FA CUP PRELIMINARY ROUND MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE

VS HAREFIELD UNITED SATURDAY 20 AUGUST 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 back to The Rotherfield , which is an historic day for the football with us hosting our first ever Emirates FA Cup game. I’d like to welcome today’s visitors Harefield Town, their management team, committee members and supporters. Harefield play their football in the Combined Counties North Division. They were laterally moved this season after being in the Spartan South Midlands League. Like to extend my welcome to the match officials for todays game. This is a great opportunity for both clubs with prize money at stake. Plus the opportunity of playing a higher stepped club in the next round. Tuesday evening we suffered our first defeat of the season against a very good Horsham YMCA side. We’re take a lot of positives out of it, there’s things to work on for sure but competing with the big clubs in this league is good to see, shows we’re not millions of miles away, it’s just fine margins, we’re always learning as a management team like wise the players are as well. Over time this will stand us in good stead. Enjoy the game

Lemmy




MATCH REPORT

HORSHAM YMCA - 16 AUGUST

Midhurst & Easebourne 0 v 1 Horsham YMCA Stags suffered there first defeat of the season, in what was a great advert for the Southern Combination Premier Division. The opening 45 minutes was played at a good tempo without any real chances, the best opening was created by the visitors, Tom Tolfery found space with the striker dragging his shot wide. Stags were causing the visitors some problems with Billy Connor in particular down the Stags left. Stags did just lack the final ball at times. As half time approached there was little between the sides. Horsham YMCA started the second half really well. They had a period of sustained pressure. Stags keeper Josh Bird made a smart save from Josh Neathey. The visitors then hit the post with with a good strike from Dean Carden. In the 63rd minute the deadlock was broken Dan Evans clipped the ball to Neathey who’s clever footwork found him some space before eventually firing past Bird in the Stags goal. Stags responded well, with a few half chances, without really creating any clear openings. Stags boss Andy Ewen said ‘We have started life really well in the Premier Division, there’s definitely promise for an exciting season ahead. As a group we have taken a lot out of tonight’s game, lads have given me everything, we fell just short.’

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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

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

P 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 4 4 4

W 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

D 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0

L 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 3 4 4

F 10 10 8 6 10 6 6 7 4 7 8 6 6 4 7 2 1 2 0 1

A 2 3 3 2 1 2 5 7 5 3 8 8 9 7 4 4 2 11 11 14

=/8 7 5 4 9 4 1 0 -1 4 0 -2 -3 -3 3 -2 -1 -9 -11 -13

STAGS STATS 2022/23 SEASON 6 PLAYERS

MOST APPEARANCES

ROB TAMBLING

TOP GOALSCORER

4-1 VS AFC UCKFIELD

4 STARTS

3 LEAGUE AND CUP GOALS BIGGEST WIN 6 AUGUST

PTS 9 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 4 4 4 3 3 1 1 0 0


FIXTURES & RESULTS LEAGUE AND CUP 22/23

30 July 2 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 16 Aug 20 Aug 27 Aug 29 Aug 3 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 20 Sep 27 Sep 1 Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 29 Oct 5 Nov 12 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 15 Apr 22 Apr

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

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

SCFL SCFL FAC EP SCFL SCFL FAC P FAV 1Q SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL 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 3pm 3pm 11am 3pm 3pm 3pm 7:45pm 7:45pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 11am 11am 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 3pm 11am 3pm 3pm




FA CUP

ALL-TIME STATS

TEAM: Most wins: 14, Arsenal (1930, 1936, 1950, 197 1, 1979, 1993, 1998, 2002, 2003, 20 05, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020) Most consecutive wins: 3, joint record: Wanderers (1876, 1877, 1878) Blackburn Rovers (1884, 1885, 1886) Most consecutive defeats in finals: 3, Chelsea (2020, 2021, 2022) Most appearances in finals: 21, Arsenal (1927, 1930, 1932, 193 6, 1950, 1952, 1971, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2002, 200 3, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020) Most Final appearances without win: 2, joint record: Queen's Park (1884, 1885) Birmingham City (1931, 1956) Crystal Palace (1990, 2016) Watford (1984, 2019) Most Final appearances without defeat: 5, Wanderers (1872, 1873, 1876, 1 877, 1878) Longest winning streak in Finals: 7, joint record: Tottenham (1901, 1921, 1961, 1962 , 1967, 1981, 1982) Arsenal (2002, 2003, 2005, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2020)

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Biggest win: 6 goals, joint record: Bury 6–0 Derby County (1903) Manchester City 6– 0 Watford (2019)

Most goals in a final: 7: Blackburn Rovers 6–1 Sheffield Wednesday (1890) Blackpool 4–3 Bolton Wanderers (1953) Most goals by a runner-up: 3: Bolton Wanderers: Lost 3–4 against Blackpool (1953) West Ham United: Drew 3–3 but lost in a penalty shoot-out against Liverpool (2006) Most defeats in finals: 8, joint record: Manchester United (1957, 1958, 1976, 1979, 1995, 200 5, 2007, 2018) Everton (1893, 1897, 1907, 1968, 1 985, 1986, 1989, 2009)

INDIVIDUAL: Most wins: 7, Ashley Cole (Arsenal) (2002, 2003, 2005) & (Chelsea) (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012) Most appearances in finals: 9, Arthur Kinnaird (Wanderers) (1872–73, 1874–75, 1875–76, 1876 –77, 1877–78) & (Old Etonians) (1878–79, 1880–81, 1881–82, 1882 –83) Most goals in a final: 3, Billy Townley (Blackburn Rovers, 1890), James Logan (Notts County, 1894)

& Stan Mortensen (Blackpool, 1953) Most goals in finals: 5, Ian Rush (Liverpool) (2 in 1986, 2 in 1989, 1 in 1992)

Most finals scored in: 4, Didier Drogba (Chelsea) (1 each in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012) Youngest FA Cup finalist: Curtis Weston, aged 17 years and 119 days (for Millwall v. Manchester United, 2004) Youngest player to score in an FA Cup Final: Norman Whiteside, aged 18 years and 19 days (for Manchester United v. Brighton & Hove Albion, 1983)

Oldest FA Cup finalist: Billy Hampson, aged 41 years and 257 days (for Newcastle United v. Aston Villa, 1923–24)

TOP 10 GOALSCORERS: PLAYER G Harry Cursham 49 Ian Rush 44 Denis Law 43 Jimmy Greaves 42 Steve Bloomer 39 Allan Clarke 35 Dixie Dean 33 George Brown 33 Archie Hunter 32 Stan Mortensen 31 Teddy Sheringham 30

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A 44 75 63 57 55 66 36 32 41 38 56



TODAY’S VISITORS HAREFIELD UNITED FOUNDED

1868 NICKNAME

THE HARES GROUND

PRESTON PARK CAPACITY

1,200 MANAGER

JASON SHAW TOP GOALSCORER 21/22

LOUIS BIRCHAM 22 MOST APPEARANCES 21/22

STEVEN GREEN 47

The club was formed in 1868, making it the oldest club in Middlesex. In their formative years they played under such names as Harefield Victoria and Breakspear Institute in the local Uxbridge Leagues before merging with Harefield FC in 1934 to become Harefield United, playing in the Uxbridge and District League.

By 1947 the club had joined the Great Western Combination, playing at Taylors Meadow and winning the league once in the 1950-1 season. In 1964 the club moved to the Parthenon League, winning the league at the first attempt. They then joined the Middlesex League two seasons later where they stayed for five seasons, winning the league title four times and the league cup twice. In 1967-8 the club celebrated their centenary by moving to their present ground at Preston Park in Harefield, joining the Spartan League Senior Section in the 1971-2 season, staying there for four seasons, making their debut in the FA Vase in 1974-5 before progressing to Division Two of the Athenian League for the 1975-6 season. The club also made their debut in the FA Cup in 1979-80. The Athenian League folded in 1984, the year the Hares won the League Cup under manager Nobby Carpenter, making them still the current holders! The club then moved to the Isthmian League Division Two North for two seasons, then spent seven years in Division Two South before being relegated to Division Three where they stayed until after the 1996-7 season when lack of funds for ground improvements meant the club had to move back to the Spartan League. A year later they became founder members of the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division South, until it was renamed Division One where they finished runners up and won the League Cup, before playing in the Spartan Premier where they remained until being relegated to Division One at the end of 2015-6. This spell was the most successful in the club’s history winning the Challenge Trophy in 2002-3 and the Premier League Cup the following season when they were also runners up in the Middlesex Senior Charity Cup. Under manager Stuart Leavy the Hares were league runners up twice, in 2006-7 and again in 2008-9 when they missed out on promotion to the Ryman League by one goal difference to Biggleswade Town.


In 2002 Harefield United Youth FC was formed with teams from the former Denham Youth FC, the club currently fielding over twenty teams of all ages and levels from Under 7s to Under 21s, Sunday League teams, Under 18s Allied Counties, reserves and first team with some players having progressed all the way through the ranks. In 2010 the club won the National Award for Groundsman Of The Year for Steps 5 and 6, some achievement for a club with pitch maintained by volunteers. At the beginning of the 2016-7 season the Hares start life in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One looking to bounce back at the first attempt under manager Jason Shaw’s second season in charge. In season 2017-18 the Hares promoted reserve team coach Brian Keeley to Head of Youth Development with former first team player Ben Payne as his assistant, looking to expand the thriving youth programme further at Harefield.

In 2018 United celebrated their 150th year of football in Harefield as a community club promoting senior, junior, Sunday and women's football. The same season 2018-9 Manager Jason Shaw gained promotion in his fourth campaign by going unbeaten all season, only dropping four points and winning 34 consecutive matches, also winning the Middlesex Premier Cup against a strong Cockfosters side. “The Invincibles” started the 2019-20 season back in the Spartan South Midlands Premier Division, a return to Step 5 football, a season that was expunged due to the Covid 19 virus. The Hares introduced a ladies side for the first time, managed by former Reserve team coach Vince Bairda with his coach Brian Keeley, and were looking good for promotion before the season was curtailed. Jason Shaw now looks to begin his sixth season with the club with the Hares playing Step 5 football again, here’s to the next 150 years!




TODAY’S

FA CUP

TEAMS

PRELIMINARY ROUND

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

HAREFIELD UNITED Luke Baldwin Jacob Ballheimer Harry Bishop Scott Bonner Tom Clark Jake Flynn Steven Green Nicolas Hounto Zak Jackson Louie Lobjoit Sean Mangan Anotida Mano Callum Neal Richard Paquette Trey Pender-Brown Tommy Pidgeon Samuel Shaw Paul Underwood Romario Warburton-Rowe Donell Watt Anthony Whyte Oliver Wontner Greg Wright

MATCH OFFICIALS Referee: Darren Cooley Assistants: David Bott and Darren Hall