Fixture News: Newhaven away

The Southern Combination Football League Supplementary Shield competition starts to day with a trip across the Downs to Newhaven’s Trafalgar Ground. Due to government restrictions, this game will be played behind closed doors. So please don’t turn up at the gate as you will be refused entry.

Updates of the game will be on out twitter account.

Team News: Football is back

The Southern Combination Football League last week released information to teams about a planned tournament to get clubs back to playing once the current lockdown restrictions were being eased.

Today the fixtures for the Supplementary Shield were released today with four groups. Town being placed in Group A along with AFC Uckfield Town, Little Common and Newhaven. Fixtures will commence on Saturday 10 April. The winner of Group A will go on to play the winner of Group D.

Please note that due to the government advice, these games will be behind closed doors unless the government say so otherwise.

Updates will be available on Twitter for all games.

Women’s Team: Ella Newman signs

WELCOME TO TOWN ELLA NEWMAN

Fullback/winger Ella was scouted for Brighton and Hove Albion at the age of just 9 years old. She joined Lewes at the end of the 2017-2018 season, playing in the U18s and shortly after progressed to the Development Squad before winning her debut for Lewes in March 2019 against Durham. She was a member of the Newman-Lewes Football Academy, which combined studying at Newman 6th form in Hove and playing and training at Lewes. Ella joins us at Town now following a season in America, where she played and studied at Eastern Florida State College.

League suspended again (updated).

4th Jan 2021 – With Boris providing an updated this evening, its looking like no football until mid-February. Stay safe everyone and a happy new year from everyone at Eastbourne Town F.C.

22 Dec 2020 -This morning the Southern Combination Football League announced that the league is again on pause with a review on the 30th December whether to restart the league again on the 9th January.

Everyone at Eastbourne Town Football Club would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and we hope to see you all very soon.

Fixture News: Football on pause

On Saturday, the government announced that England will be placed on a four week lockdown, which means non elite football will not be played until at least after December 2nd. This unfortunately includes the Southern Combination League.

We hope football will resume afterwards, we are waiting from both The FA and the Sussex FA when football will go ahead afterwards.

In the meantime, all at Eastbourne Town Football Club wish everyone to keep safe and we will look forward to seeing you soon back at The Saffrons.

Transfer News: Capon is back!

His name is Aaron Capon and he’s as fast as lightening….. It’s frightening!!

That well known chant until the last summer will soon hit the Saffrons again as Aaron Capon has returned back to Town from a few months at Hastings United.

Welcome back Aaron!

Fixture News: Sussex Senior Cup

Tuesday night the Town are playing against Shoreham in the second round of the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup. Which could be the last game before the Lockdown which starts on Tuesday to at least December 2nd.

Kick off at The Saffrons is at 7:30pm and entry will be through the car park entrance in Compton Place Road.

Admission:
Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Under 16’s: Free

Pay on the gate either by card or exact cash.

Transfer News: The Hitman returns

The club are excited and delighted to confirm that Dan ‘The Hitman’ Perry has returned back to Eastbourne Town.

Dan completed his transfer last night and the club would like to thank AFC Uckfield for their help getting his transfer pushed through.

Welcome back Dan!

FA Vase: Online tickets

Online ticket sales for the FA Vase game have now closed.
However, there is a small amount of tickets that will be available on the gate. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets are priced at:
Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Under 16: Free

Fixture News: Town’s Cup Weekend!

Next weekend both the first team and the women’s team are both at home and playing in a cup.

First off on Saturday 31st October, the first team are playing in the FA Vase 1st Round against Southall F.C., who play in the Combined Counties League. Kick Off will be at 3pm.

Sunday 1st November, the women are playing in the 3rd Qualifying Round of the Vitality Womens’ FA Cup, against Leyton Orient. Kick Off will be at 2pm.

Both team’s need your support on what will be Town’s Big Weekend!

Fixture News: Home to Alfold

The Town are at the Saffrons for the second of three Saturday home games in a row. This time is the league fixture against Alfold in their longest journey this season. Kick off is at 3pm.

Admission:
Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Under 16’s: Free

Fixture News: Lancing at home

This Saturday the Town are back at the Saffrons for the first of three home games in a row. This Saturday the Town are playing last years league title rivals Lancing, who last year were battling for the league title along with Town.

Kick off is at 3PM

Admission:
Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Under 16’s: Free

Fixture News: FA Vase draw

Today at 1pm, the FA announced the FA Vase 1st round draw, And were have been drawn at home with Combined Counties League side, Southall FC.

The match will be played on Saturday 31st October and Kick Off is at 3pm at The Saffrons.

Fixture News: Home to Horley Town

Tomorrow the Town are back at the Saffrons in the Southern Combination Premier with 3rd place Horley Town.

Kick Off tomorrow is at 3pm. Entrance will be via the Car Park / Clubhouse in Compton Place Road.

Admission:
Adults: £6
Concessions: £3
Under 16: Free

Squad News: 2 in and 1 out for Town

Today the club are pleased to announce the signings of two players from Saltdean United. Dan Hull and Matt Rodrigues-Barbosa have both signed to join Eastbourne Town. Welcome to Town Dan and Matt

Leaving the Town after a short stay is Trevor McCreadie who has transferred to Saltdean United. The club wish Trevor the very best at Saltdean.

Fixture News: Rest of the season fixture list released

This afternoon the Southern Combination Football League have released the rest of the season’s fixture list and the website has now been updated to reflect this.

This years Boxing Day derby will again be at the Princes Park Oval with the return fixture at Easter.

The remaining fixtures are:

September 26, 2020 Eastbourne Town v Hassocks
September 29, 2020 Lingfield v Eastbourne Town
October 3, 2020 Eastbourne Town v Horley Town
October 10, 2020 Loxwood v Eastbourne Town
October 17, 2020 Eastbourne Town v Lancing
October 20, 2020 Langney Wanderers v Eastbourne Town
October 24, 2020 Eastbourne Town v Alfold
November 7, 2020 Pagham v Eastbourne Town
November 14, 2020 Eastbourne Town v Crawley Down Gatwick
November 28, 2020 Eastbourne Town v Broadbridge Heath
December 5, 2020 Eastbourne Town v East Preston
December 12, 2020 Saltdean United v Eastbourne Town
December 19, 2020 Eastbourne Town v Horsham YMCA
December 26, 2020 Eastbourne United v Eastbourne Town
December 28, 2020 Eastbourne Town v Uckfield Town
January 2, 2021 Peacehaven & Telscombe v Eastbourne Town
January 9, 2021 Eastbourne Town v Little Common
January 16, 2021 Steyning Town v Eastbourne Town
January 23, 2021 Eastbourne Town v Pagham
January 30, 2021 Crawley Down Gatwick v Eastbourne Town
February 13, 2021 Eastbourne Town v Loxwood
February 20, 2021 Broadbridge Heath v Eastbourne Town
February 27, 2021 Eastbourne Town v Langney Wanderers
March 6, 2021 Horley Town v Eastbourne Town
March 13, 2021 Lancing v Eastbourne Town
March 20, 2021 Eastbourne Town v Lingfield
March 27, 2021 Hassocks v Eastbourne Town
April 3, 2021 Eastbourne Town v Newhaven
April 5, 2021 Eastbourne Town v Eastbourne United
April 10, 2021 East Preston v Eastbourne Town
April 17, 2021 Eastbourne Town v Saltdean United
April 24, 2021 Alfold v Eastbourne Town
May 1, 2021 Little Common v Eastbourne Town
May 8, 2021 Eastbourne Town v Steyning Town

Squad News: Zak Attwood update

The club are pleased to report that following a CT scan Last night Zac Attwood was released from Hospital and is recovering at home.

Zac was taken to Hospital by ambulance from
the pitch having taken an accidental heavy blow to the head in the 11th minute of yesterday’s league game at AFC Uckfield.

The Club would like to put on record there massive thanks to AFC Uckfield, the NHS first responder / Ambulance crew and our own physio Vicki McFarlane for there outstanding and professional work in a difficult situation.

Get Well Soon Zac