Midhurst & Easebourne V Crowborough

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THE STAGS

THE OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME OF MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB

SCFL PREMIER DIVISION MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE

VS CROWBOROUGH ATHLETIC SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 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. I’d like to welcome today’s visitors Crowborough Athletic for this afternoons Southern Combination Premier game. Like to extend my welcome to today’s match officials. Crowborough Athletic have returned to the Southern Combination League this year after playing the last 8 seasons in the SCEFL. We did cross paths with them in the Sussex Senior Cup before lockdown, it was our last game of that season with us losing on penalties after a 2-2 draw. They’ve started this season very well, I’d expect them in and around it at the business end of the season. Since the Vase game against Greenways we’ve got ourselves in a little rut losing 3 games on the spin, which is very unlike us, we don’t need to panic we just got to get back to what we were doing at the start, for some reason we’ve dropped our standards, it’s fine margins at this level you need to be on it all the time. The lads are a great bunch, I’m certain we’re be back winning again soon enough. People have got to remember where we’ve come from over the last few seasons, want so long ago we were bottom of Division 1. We’re now competing at Step 5 for the first time in 28 years so there will be spells where we loose a few games. If we were offered the start we’ve had along with the cup run at the start I would gof snapped your hand off, so it’s not all bad. Squad wise we got Lewis Hamilton back today, he’s been a massive loss to us. We’re be playing Crowborough away next Saturday in the Vase between that we’re at Alfold Tuesday evening, any support will be appreciated.

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

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

P 6 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 5 6 6 7 5 6 7 5 6 6

W 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 0 0

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

L 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 5 2 5 6

F 13 12 14 9 20 12 13 8 15 8 12 7 10 8 10 8 5 6 4 0

A 3 5 7 7 5 4 11 6 10 5 8 8 13 15 9 8 20 10 16 24

=/10 7 7 2 15 8 2 2 5 3 4 -1 -3 -7 1 0 -15 -4 -12 -24

STAGS STATS 2022/23 SEASON JOSH BIRD, DUNCAN BROWN,

MOST APPEARANCES

HARRY TREMLETT

11 STARTS

ROB TAMBLING

TOP GOALSCORER

4-1 VS AFC UCKFIELD

3 LEAGUE AND CUP GOALS BIGGEST WIN 6 AUGUST

PTS 15 15 13 13 12 12 10 10 9 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 1 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 6 Sept 10 Sep 13 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 Chatham Town Broadbridge Heath AFC Varndeanians Lingfield 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 A H 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 FAC 1Q PBC 1 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 W 2-1 D 1-1 [W 4-2 on Pens] W 2-0 L 0-6 L 0-4 P-P L 0-1 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


TODAY’S VISITORS CROWBOROUGH ATHLETIC FOUNDED

1894 GROUND

CROWBOROUGH COMMUNITY STADIUM CAPACITY

2,000 CHAIRMAN

MALCOLM BOYES MANAGER

SEAN MUGGERIDGE TOP GOALSCORER 21/22

ELLIOTT DUNCAN 19 MOST APPEARANCES 21/22

JACOB LAMBERT 43

Three runners-up in 1986–87, the club were promoted back to Division Two. In 1992–93 they won Division Two, beating title rivals Stamco 3–2 on the final day of the season with Stamco having only needed a draw to win the title, and were promoted to Division One. They remained in Division One until finishing bottom of the division in 1995 –96, at which point they were relegated to Division Two. In 1998–99 Crowborough were relegated to Division Three. Although they were promoted back to Division Two in 1999–2000 having finished only fourth, they were relegated to Division Three again the following season. In 2001–02 they won the Division Three Cup, and in 2003–04 the club were Division Three champions, and after winning Division Two the following season, they returned to Division One. The 2006–07 season saw them win the League Cup. In 2007–08 they won Division One and were promoted to Division One South of the Isthmian League. However, after the majority of the team left following the withdrawal of financial support from a major benefactor, the club finished bottom of the division in their first season in the league and were relegated back to the Sussex County League. In 2014 the club were transferred to the Southern Counties East League, and became members of the Premier Division in 2016 when the league gained a second division.

Honours Sussex County League Champions 2007–08 Division Two champions 1992–93, 2004–05 Division Three champions 2003–04 The club was established in 1894 and initially John O'Hara League Challenge Cup winners played in leagues in the Tunbridge Wells 2006–07 areas. In 1974 they joined Division Two of Division Three Cup winners 2001-02, the Sussex County League. In 1977–78 the 2003–04 club won the Division Two Cup. They Mid-Sussex Senior Charity Cup remained in Division Two until being Winners 1951–52, 1953–54 relegated to Division Three at the end of the 1983–84 season. After finishing as Division





TODAY’S

SCFL

TEAMS

PREMIER DIVISION

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

CROWBOROUGH ATH. Karl Akehurst Reece Anderson Kyle Anson Alex Bishop Thomas Boddy Harry Brown Joe Brown Harry Forster Jack Funnell Martin Grant Daniel Gray Cameron Hall Ben Hermitage Ollie Hyland Alex Joy Harry London Harrison Mayhew Jack Mayhew Lucas Murrain Joe Newman Dilan Nlendi Tom Pearson Danny Powell William Puffette John Sinclair Morgan Vale Dominic Welsh

MATCH OFFICIALS Referee: Pablo Aguilar Assistants: Chris White and Andy Higgins