THE OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME OF MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB
SCFL PREMIER DIVISION MIDHURST & EASEBOURNE
VS BEXHILL UNITED SATURDAY 30 JULY 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
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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 Division 1, whilst the Reserves play in the East 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.
MANAGER’S MESSAGE LEMMY
Good afternoon and welcome back to The Rotherfield.
Pre Season has been a-bit disjointed with us having 3 games cancelled. We’ve got stronger week by week as I would expect I’d like to welcome Ryan his staff,players for but honestly I’d prefer another week. todays game along with their committee Tuesday’s game against Sheerwater was a members and supporters. good test for us against a step 5 side looking Like to extend my welcome to todays match to break into the top 6 of their league with officials. us putting in our best performance of pre season. It’s a very exciting time for the club with all The real positive from pre season is the the ground improvements happening in the youth team have been with us throughout coming months and a return to step 5 after and seeing some of the youth players being a 28 year wait. involved in fixtures, Id like to thank Wayne for his support shown in this as it’s Were in the FA Cup for the first time in the important for the youth lads to see a clubs history, this is a great honour for me to pathway into senior football. lead this club into the worlds greatest cup competition. Squad wise we’ve lost 3 players skipper I was lucky to experience some great days in Harry Farr,Jake Slater have decided to take a my playing career but to manage with 1 of break from football, I can’t thank them both my best mates is something that we’re enough for the loyalty they’ve show to me really looking forward to when it comes over the years. I’m sure we’ve not seen the around. last of them. Will Essai has returned to Petersfield Town I The Southern Combination Premier Division wish him all the best. is going to be exciting for everyone involved, We’ve added 5 players to the squad, all have there’s some very good teams in this league, experience at step 5 or above, we have good most notable for me todays visitors along depth which will be needed at this level. The with Newhaven, these two sides are new additions are all settling in really well, standouts for me on the homework I’ve we’re a very tight group and they need to done. buy into the way we operate. The Rotherfield we need to make a difficult place for visiting teams to come this season. Enjoy the game The group we’ve assembled are really hungry, for many we’re be favourites to get Lemmy relegated but that’s really does give me the extra kick as I love a good under dog. I want everyone to enjoy the season, we’re under no pressure the only presume is what I will be demanding.
SCFL DIVISION ONE 21/22
POS 1 Roffey [C, P] 2 Midhurst & Easebourne [P] 3 Dorking Wanderers Res. 4 Seaford Town 5 Shoreham 6 Epsom & Ewell 7 Godalming Town 8 Selsey 9 Montpelier Villa 10 Wick 11 Forest Row 12 Billingshurst 13 Mile Oak 14 Worthing United 15 Oakwood 16 Hailsham Town 17 Arundel 18 Storrington [R]
P 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34 34
W 23 22 22 20 18 20 16 17 13 12 12 11 10 10 6 7 4 4
D 6 4 3 7 11 4 10 4 6 8 8 7 7 6 9 6 8 4
L 5 8 9 7 5 10 8 13 15 14 14 16 17 18 19 21 22 26
F 85 87 84 69 76 93 57 50 75 50 65 68 53 33 38 41 49 29
A 44 43 45 41 58 47 46 47 76 53 75 79 69 62 66 72 89 90
=/41 44 39 28 18 46 11 3 -1 -3 -10 -11 -16 -29 -28 -31 -40 -61
STAGS STATS 2021/22 SEASON HARRY TREMLETT MARCUS BEFORD 6-0 VS STORRINGTON
MOST APPEARANCES 38 STARTS 4 SUB APPS TOP GOALSCORER 18 LEAGUE AND CUP GOALS BIGGEST WIN 28 AUGUST
PTS 75 70 69 67 65 64 58 55 45 44 44 40 37 36 27 27 20 1
FIXTURES & RESULTS LEAGUE AND CUP 21/22
31 July 3 Aug 7 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 30 Aug 4 Sept 7 Sept 11 Sept 18 Sept 21 Sept 25 Sept 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 26 Oct 30 Oct 6 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 23 Nov 27 Nov 11 Dec 18 Dec 27 Dec 15 Jan 22 Jan 29 Jan 5 Feb 12 Feb 22 Feb 5 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 22 Mar 2 Apr 9 Apr 12 Apr 16 Apr 18 Apr 23 Apr 26 Apr 30 Apr 7 May
Arundel Oakwood Epsom & Ewell Hailsham Town Selsey Storrington Dorking Wand Res Worthing United Crawley Down Gatwick Forest Row Mile Oak Oakwood Alresford Town Roffey Wick Montpelier Villa Eastbourne Town Billingshurst Selsey Arundel Seaford Town Lancing Shoreham Worthing United Forest Row Godalming Town Oakwood Oakwood Billingshurst Seaford Town Storrington Selsey Roffey Epsom & Ewell Montpelier Villa Dorking Wand Res Mile Oak Hailsham Town Arundel Shoreham Godalming Town Wick Epsom & Ewell Epsom & Ewell Shoreham
A H H H A A H A H H A A H A H A A H H H A H A H A A H A A A H H H A H H H A H H H A N H H
SCFL PBC 1 SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL PBC 2 SCFL SCFL SCFL FAV 2Q SCFL SCFL SCFL SSC1 SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL CUP SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL SCFL D1C 1 SCFL SCFL SCFL D1C 2 SCFL SCFL SCFL D1C QF SCFL SCFL D1C SF SCFL SCFL SCFL D1C F SCFL PO SF SCFL PO F
W 3-0 W 5-2 W 4-2 W 4-1 W 5-2 W 6-0 W 6-1 W 2-0 L 2-3 L 0-2 W 2-1 W 3-0 L 0-1 D 1-1 W 4-1 L 1-3 L 0-6 D 1-1 W 2-1 D 2-2 L 1-2 L 0-4 L 3-4 W 6-1 W 5-3 L 0-3 W 2-1 W 2-1 W 3-0 W 4-0 W 2-0 W 4-1 L 1-3 L 1-2 W 3-0 W 1-0 W 2-1 W 2-0 D 2-2 *W 5-4 Pens L 1-2 D 1-1 W 2-1 W 2-1 W 3-1 W 1-0
FIXTURES & RESULTS LEAGUE AND CUP 21/22
30 July 2 Aug 6 Aug 13 Aug 16 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 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 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
FAC EP SCFL
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
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TODAY’S VISITORS BEXHILL UNITED FOUNDED
THE PIRATES GROUND
THE POLEGROVE CAPACITY
RYAN LIGHT TOP GOALSCORER 21/22
JACK SHONK 33 MOST APPEARANCES 21/22
KYLE HOLDEN 43 JACK SHONK 43 Bexhill Town Bexhill Football Club was formed in May 1927 through the amalgamation of East Sussex League clubs Bexhill Town and Bexhill United. The new club was admitted into the Sussex County league for the 1927–28 season
alongside Bognor and Haywards Heath, taking the places of Shoreham, Hastings & St Leonards and Allen West from Brighton. In 1946 the club was renamed Bexhill Town and became a sister club to Bexhill Amateur Athletic Club. In 1950 the club changed its name to Bexhill Town Athletic after merging with Bexhill Amateur Athletic Club. They won the league cup in 1955-56, and the following season saw them win their first Sussex County League title. In 1957 -58 they finished as runners-up and won the Sussex Royal Ulster Rifles Charity Cup. The club would go on to win back-toback league titles in 1965–66 and 1966– 67 before finishing as runners-up in 1967– 68. In 1969 the club split from Bexhill Amateur Athletic Club and changed their name to Bexhill Town. They then spent the next twelve seasons in Division One, winning the RUR Cup for a second time in 1973–74, before being relegated to Division Two at the end of the 1980– 81 season, in which they finished bottom of the table. They were relegated again after finishing bottom of Division Two in 1984–85, but were promoted from Division Three at the first attempt as runners-up in the 1985–86 season. After winning Division Two in 1989–90, the club returned to Division One. However, the club were relegated to Division Two again at the end of the 1993–94 season and then to Division Three at the end of the 1997–98 season after finishing bottom of Division Two. In 1999– 2000 they won the Division Three Cup. In 2002 the club merged with Bexhill Amateur Athletic Club again and changed their name to Bexhill United.
Bexhill United In 2004–05 the new club finished as runners-up in Division Three, earning promotion to Division Two. However the following season saw the club finish bottom of the table, after which they were relegated back to Division Three. The two clubs de -merged again in 2005, but Bexhill United retained their name. In 2007–08 Bexhill finished as runners-up in Division Three, earning promotion back to Division Two. They also won both the Division Three Challenge Cup and the Sussex Intermediate Cup. Although they were relegated back to Division Three at the end of the following season, they returned to Division Two again after finishing as runners-up in Division Three in 2009–10. In 2011–12 they won the Hastings Senior Cup with a 4–3 win over Sidley United. In 2015 the league was renamed the Southern Combination, with Division Two becoming Division One. In 2021 they were promoted to the Premier Division based on their results in the abandoned 2019– 20 and 2020–21 seasons.
MIDHURST Jack Abel Marcus Bedford Louis Bicknell Josh Bird Lawson Bright Duncan Brown Kieran Carter Billy Connor Charlie Cooper Liam Dreckmann Andrew Ewen Harry Giles Cian Griffin-Tilley Lewis Hamilton Jamie Hill Nathan Hyde Oliver Kershaw Archie Largan James Liddiard Charlie Osborne Lewis Sandy Robert Tambling Harry Tollworthy Harry Tremlett Jordan Warren Daniel Wood Chris Wyatt
BEXHILL UNITED Stefanos Akras Evan Archibald Aaron Cook Matthew Dunne Kyle Holden Daniel Hull Oliver Hull Joel Kalambayi Jack Langford Kian Moynes Dale Penn Connor Robertson Samuel Scott Gregor Marshall Shaw Jack Shonk Regan Smith Joe Summerbell Thomas Vickers Richie Welch Liam Wood
MATCH OFFICIALS Referee: Daniel Austin Assistants: Nigel Baker and Lee Roberts