Club records

Firsts:

First match as Devonshire Park:
v Clifton House School (h), Won 5-1, Friendly, 26 October 1881
First match as Eastbourne:
v Brighton College (h), won 3-1, Sussex Senior Cup 1st Round, 9 November 1889
First match as Eastbourne Town:
v Crawley Town (h), lost 1-4, Friendly, 3 August 1971
First league match:
v Ipswich Town (a), lost 4-1, Southern Amateur League, 14 September 1907
First FA Cup match:
v Sittingbourne (h), drew 0-0, 1st Qualifying Round., 5 October 1898
First FA Amateur Cup match:
v Old Brightonians (h), lost 2-5, 1st Round, 1 February 1895
First FA Vase match:
v Sidley United (h), won 5-0, 1st Round, 1974-75
First FA Trophy match:
v Hitchin Town (a), lost 3-0, 1st Qualifying Round, 2007-08
First home European competition match:
v Marcians, drew 2-2, Challenge International du Nord, 3 April 1909
First away European competition match:
v Le Harve SC (France), won 0-2, at Tourcoing, Challenge International du Nord, 25 April 1909
First match at The Saffrons:
Devonshire Park v Eastbourne College, lost 2-3, 20 October 1886

Wins and defeats:

Record Wins:

League:
Southern Amateur League: 11-0 v Alleyn Old Boys (h), 27 March 1920
Corinthian League: 7-0 v Leatherhead (h), 21 January 1961
Athenian League: 8-2 v Dorking (a), 18 September 1965
Sussex County League: 9-0 v Shoreham (h), 6 March 2004
Isthmian League: 6-0 v Crawley Down Gatwick (h), 19 February 2014
Southern Combination: 10-2 v East Preston (h), 16 February 2016
Cup:
FA Cup – 9-2 v Wick (h), 1st Qualifying Round, 15 September 1984
FA Trophy – 4-3 v Chatham Town (h), Preliminary Round, 18 October 2011
FA Vase – 9-0 v Tooting & Mitcham Wanderers (h), 1st Round, 22 October 2016
FA Amateur – 14-1 v Moulsecombe Rovers (h), Preliminary Round, 30 September 1961

Record Defeats:

League:
Southern Amateur League: 0-10 v Ipswich Town (a), 30 April 1932
Corinthian League: 11-2 v Windsor & Eton (h), 4 January 1947
Athenian League: 10-1 v Edgware Town (a), 21 March 1964
Sussex County League: 9-0 v Stamco (a), 7 October 1995
Isthmian League: 9-0 v Horsham YMCA (a), 26 December 2009
Southern Combination: 2-6 v Newhaven (h), 29 August 2016
Cup:
FA Cup – 0-9 v Margate (h), 4th Qualifying Round, 28 October 1967
FA Trophy – 2-6 v East Thurrock United (a), 1st Qualifying replay, 29 October 2013
FA Vase – 1-5 v Hungerford Town, 3rd Round, 17 December 1988
FA Amateur – 13-1 v Ilford (a), 1st Round, 14 December 1929

Consectutive Results:

Record consecutive league matches without defeat:
25, from 6 April 2002 to 22 February 2003
Record consecutive matches without a win:
20, from 10 April to 23 October 1993
Record consecutive league matches without a win:
17, 30 October 1971 to 25 March 1972
Record consecutive wins:
14, from 21 January to 17 April 1922
Record consecutive league wins:
12, from 19 October to 26 December 2002
Record consecutive league draws:
6, from 17 August 2004 to 29 September 2004
Record consecutive league defeats:
10, from 5 January 1991 to 30 March 1991

Goals:

Club:
Most league goals scored in a season:
107 in 38 matches, Southern Combination Premier, 2015–16
Fewest league goals scored in a season:
24 in 26 matches, Athenian League Division 2, 1972–73
Most league goals conceded in a season:
121 in 46 matches, Isthmian Division One South, 2013–14
Fewest league goals conceded in a season:
18 in 16 matches, Southern Amateur League Section B, 1911–12

Player:
Most goals in a league match:
7, W. (Paddy) Tracey, v Ealing Association (h), won 9-6, 5 January 1946
Southern Amateur League Division One
Most goals in a cup match:
7, E. Farnfield, v East Grinstead Town (h), won 12-1, 27 December 1919
East Sussex Challenge Cup 2nd Round
Most goals in a season:
43, Yemi Odubade, 2002-03
Most league goals in a season:
36, Yemi Odubade, 2002-03

Overall Top 10 Goalscorers:
198 – Guy Hollobone (1919-1928)
166 – Vic Francis (1927-1950)
165 – Gary Brockwell (1997-2010)
157 – Tommy Francis (1926-1939)
129 – Derrick Smith (1984-1995)
118 – Liam Baitup (2006-2018)
116 – Barry Taylor (1966-1972)
108 – G. Padgham (1925-1934)
91 – William Stovell (1949-1954)
88 – Yemi Odubade (2001-2004)

Overall Top 10 League Goalscorers:
126 – Gary Brockwell (1997-2010)
122 – Guy Hollobone (1919-1928)
108 – Tommy Francis (1926-1939)
95 – Liam Baitup (2006-2018)
94 – Vic Francis (1927-1950)
92 – Derrick Smith (1984-1995)
75 – G. Padgham (1925-1934)
74 – Barry Taylor (1966-1972)
70 – Yemi Odubade (2001-2004)
53 – Evan Archibald (2010-2019)

Overall Top 10 Cup Goalscorers:
76 – Guy Hollobone (1919-1928)
72 – Vic Francis (1927-1950)
49 – Tommy Francis (1926-1939)
45 – William Stovell (1949-1954)
42 – Barry Taylor (1966-1972)
41 – Jimmy Grant (1946-1962)
39 – Gary Brockwell (1997-2010)
37 – Derrick Smith (1984-1995)
35 – W. Tracey (1945-1948)
34 – John Kemp (1984-1995)

Attendances:

Highest home attendance:
7,378. v Hastings United, lost 2-7, FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round, 10 October 1952

Highest away attendance:
11,000 v Horsham, Goldstone Ground, won 5-3, RUR Cup Final 8 May 1948