Midhurst & Easebourne Fc v Peacehaven & Telscombe Fc

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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


Tom Merritt Smith

Matchday Programme

JMA Programmes


Full Name Midhurst & Easebourne Football Club Nickname The Stags 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.


Good Afternoon, welcome back to The Rotherfield. It feels like a long time ago since we last played a Home game with four consecutive away games.

I’d like to welcome today’s visitors Peacehaven & Telscombe for this afternoons Southern Combination Premier game.

Like to extend my welcome to today’s match officials.

Well I’m glad to see the back of September which turned out to be a challenging month for us, with injuries hitting us hard as well as a few defeats which was hard to take especially as at times we dropped our standards.

I can accept losing long as we’ve given it a good go.

This league is very competitive, results are starting to show that, anyone can really beat anyone which makes it exciting.

Since our last Home game we won comfortably at Alfold, got knocked out the FA Vase at Crowborough which was difficult, lost away to Steyning where we gifted them 3 goals which you can’t be doing.

Saturday we got back to winning ways at Roffey.

We now need to be more consistent over the coming weeks.

Squad wise we lost Dan Wood, Marcus Bedford in opening 30 minutes at Roffey Saturday, Currently waiting for an update on them both.

We do have some positive news we’ve added Ryan Chittock from Pagham which will be good once he gets up to speed with us. There’s couple others lads I’m hoping to get sorted as we speak, we’re waiting for clubs to waive the 7 days if not we’re have to be patient.

Billy Connor, Kieran Carter will hopefully both be back shortly.

Enjoy the game Lemmy
LEAGUE TABLE SCFL PREMIER DIVISION POS P W D L F A =/ PTS 1 Newhaven 10 7 1 2 33 7 26 22 2 Crawley Down Gatwick 10 7 0 3 19 9 10 21 3 Broadbridge Heath 9 6 2 1 19 10 9 20 4 Steyning Town 10 6 1 3 21 13 8 19 5 Eastbourne United 10 6 1 3 19 11 8 19 6 Midhurst & Ease. 10 6 1 3 21 14 7 19 7 Hassocks 10 5 1 4 24 16 8 16 8 Bexhill United 10 5 1 4 22 17 5 16 9 Horsham YMCA 10 5 1 4 17 15 2 16 10 Peacehaven & Tels. 10 5 1 4 15 13 2 16 11 Crowborough Athletic 10 4 4 2 13 12 1 16 12 Eastbourne Town 10 3 4 3 13 8 5 13 13 Little Common 10 3 4 3 14 11 3 13 14 AFC Uckfield Town 10 4 1 5 19 19 0 13 15 Lingfield 11 3 2 6 15 25 10 11 16 AFC Varndeanians 9 3 2 4 9 19 10 11 17 Loxwood 9 3 1 5 15 18 3 10 18 Saltdean United 11 3 1 7 8 27 19 10 19 Alfold 11 1 1 9 9 30 21 4 20 Roffey 10 0 0 10 5 36 31 0 STAGS STATS 2022/23 SEASON JOSH BIRD, DUNCAN BROWN, HARRY TREMLETT MOST APPEARANCES 16 STARTS HARRY TREMLETT TOP GOALSCORER 6 LEAGUE AND CUP GOALS BIGGEST WIN 1 OCTOBER5-1 VS ROFFEY
FIXTURES & RESULTS LEAGUE AND CUP 22/23 30 July Bexhill United H SCFL D 1 1 2 Aug Hassocks A SCFL W 4 3 6 Aug AFC Uckfield Town A FAC EP W 4 1 13 Aug Eastbourne Town H SCFL W 1 0 16 Aug Horsham YMCA H SCFL L 0 1 20 Aug Harefield United H FAC P W 2 1 27 Aug Greenways H FAV 1Q D 1 1 [W 4 2 on Pens] 29 Aug Loxwood A SCFL W 2 0 3 Sept Chatham Town H FAC 1Q L 0 6 6 Sept Broadbridge Heath A PBC 1 L 0 4 13 Sept Lingfield H SCFL L 0 1 17 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 3pm 15 Oct Eastbourne United A SCFL 3pm 22 Oct AFC Varndeanians A SCFL 3pm 29 Oct Little Common H SCFL 3pm 5 Nov Crawley Down Gatwick A SCFL 3pm 12 Nov Saltdean United A SCFL 3pm 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 15 Apr AFC Uckfield Town A SCFL 3pm 22 Apr Saltdean United H SCFL 3pm

Although officially the club was formed in 1923 as a result of a merger between Peacehaven Rangers and Telscombe Tye. It is recorded that a number of

games were played in 1922 following a meeting of interested players in June of that year. After the second world war the club joined Junior Division one of the Brighton, Hove & District Football League for the start of the 1949 50 campaign finishing runners up at the first attempt. Two seasons later the club achieved promotion to the intermediate division when they finished as champions of the Junior Division one, and gained further promotion the next season when they finished runners up in the intermediate division. However they could only survive two seasons in the Senior Division before being relegated back to the intermediate division at the end of the 1954 55 competition. Four seasons later the club bounced back up to the senior division, when they finished runners up but as before they could only survive two seasons in the top division before being relegated again. The 1963 64 season saw the club promoted back to the Senior division as champions of the intermediate Division. The club would then go on to win the Senior division five seasons later, without losing a single game.


The Senior division win in the Brighton league enabled the club to be promoted to Division

Two of the Sussex County Football League, for the start of the 1969 70 season. Their fourth season in Division two, the 1972 73 campaign, saw the club make their debut in the FA Cup, where they beat Burgess Hill Town in the First Qualifying round before losing to Lewes in the next round. The 1975 76 season saw the club gain promotion to Division one for the first time, when they finished runners up behind Selsey.

In their third season, 1978 79, in Division one the club ended up finishing as champions of the Sussex County League. The club went on to remain in Division one for another nineteen seasons during which time they went on to win the league title a further six times. Two seasons after winning the last of these six titles, the 1997 98 campaign saw the club relegated to Division two. The club bounced back as runners up of Division two, three seasons later but could only last two seasons back in Division one. Two seasons after being relegated from Division one, the club was relegated to Division three for the first time in their

history. The next season saw them become champions of Division Three in the 2005 06 season, earning promotion back to Division two. The club was back in Division one three seasons later when under manager Darren Guirey, they earned promotion as champions of Division Two. The club achieved further success at the end of the 2012 13 campaign the club won the Sussex county league for the eighth time in their history and earning themselves promotion to the Isthmian League. In 2013 14, the club won the Isthmian League Division One South and earned a second successive promotion, reaching the Isthmian Premier Division.


Most Skilful Marcus Bedford, he could nutmeg a mermaid

Quickest Billy Connor

Slowest Kieran Carter

Worst Trainer Oli Kershaw if and when he turns up

Worst Dress Tough one there’s a few dodgy outfits in the squad but would be Oli Kershaw again

Most Intelligent Lewis Hamilton

Least Intelligent Tough one as this could be a few but I’d say Marcus Bedford

Longest in the Shower Me by a mile

Best player played with Alfy Whittingham [Pictured, bottom right] back in the Southern League, who now plays National League football

Favourite Meal Love a Curry, Chicken Tikka Dansak

Got to Drink Flavoured water or a Birra Morreti

Ronaldo or Messi Ronaldo all day long

Holiday with misses or Lads Tough one but I’d say lads

Team Support Manchester United

Biggest Fear Snakes




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



Bradley Bant

Ross Barclay

Herny Blackmore

Landry Cheta Robin Deen Harry Docherty Callum Edwards Curt Ford

Tegan Freeman Callum Hart Max Hollobone Brandon Kilula

Mikey Lloyd Drew Matthews Scott Marshall Emanuel Osei Asomah Luca Paiano

Harrison Page Jack Pettitt

Jordan Prior

Marcus Richmond Lawrence Standed Nathan Stroomberg Clarke Ryan Welch

Cam Wiltshire Kacper Ziolkowski


Referee: Daniel Jeffery

Assistants: Paul Barratt and Joe Johnson

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