THE OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME OF MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB
SCFL PREMIER DIVISION MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE
VS PEACEHAVEN & TELSCOMBE SATURDAY 8 OCTOBER 2022 KICK-OFF 3PM
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. 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
SCFL PREMIER DIVISION
POS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Newhaven Crawley Down Gatwick Broadbridge Heath Steyning Town Eastbourne United Midhurst & Ease. Hassocks Bexhill United Horsham YMCA Peacehaven & Tels. Crowborough Athletic Eastbourne Town Little Common AFC Uckfield Town Lingfield AFC Varndeanians Loxwood Saltdean United Alfold Roffey
P 10 10 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 9 9 11 11 10
W 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 1 0
D 1 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 4 4 1 2 2 1 1 1 0
L 2 3 1 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 2 3 3 5 6 4 5 7 9 10
F 33 19 19 21 19 21 24 22 17 15 13 13 14 19 15 9 15 8 9 5
A 7 9 10 13 11 14 16 17 15 13 12 8 11 19 25 19 18 27 30 36
=/26 10 9 8 8 7 8 5 2 2 1 5 3 0 -10 -10 -3 -19 -21 -31
STAGS STATS 2022/23 SEASON JOSH BIRD, DUNCAN BROWN,
5-1 VS ROFFEY
6 LEAGUE AND CUP GOALS BIGGEST WIN 1 OCTOBER
PTS 22 21 20 19 19 19 16 16 16 16 16 13 13 13 11 11 10 10 4 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 Sept 6 Sept 13 Sept 17 Sept 20 Sept 24 Sept 27 Sept 1 Oct 8 Oct 15 Oct 22 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 Lingfield Crowborough Athletic Alfold Crowborough Athletic Steyning Town Roffey Peacehaven & Tels. Eastbourne United AFC Varndeanians 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 H A A H A H A 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 FAV 2Q 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 L 0-1 W 3-2 W 4-1 L 0-3 L 1-4 W 5-1 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 PEACEHAVEN & TELSCOMBE FOUNDED
THE SPORTS PARK CAPACITY
3,000 (350 SEATED) CHAIRMAN
THE FANS MANAGER
MARK SHUTT TOP GOALSCORER 21/22
MAX HOLLOBONE 16 MOST APPEARANCES 21/22
MAX HOLLOBONE 44
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.
HARRY GILES PLAYER PROFILE
Name - Harry Giles Position - Centre Midfield 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
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
PEACEHAVEN & TELS. 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
MATCH OFFICIALS Referee: Daniel Jeffery Assistants: Paul Barratt and Joe Johnson