Squad News: Capon signs another season

“His name is Aaron Capon, and he is so wonderful”!

The club is pleased to announce that striker Aaron Capon will once again be terrorising opposition defences next season in the yellow and blue of Eastbourne Town.

Squad News: Tibble signs for the new season

The club is pleased to announce that Jason Tibble will be back between the sticks next season, Jason’s excellent form last season cemented is place as the clubs number 1 following Greg Nessling’s long term injury and subsequent retirement.

Jason stated ” I’m looking forward to the season! Can’t wait to be in title contention and win it for the fans, who do so much for this great club, 10 years at Town and counting!”

Jason also signed to continue with being the Under 18’s manager for the 2019/20 season after taking over from Olly Davis in January this year.

Squad News: Bolwell pens new season

The weekend is nearly here and the club are pleased to announce the latest player to put pen to paper ahead of the 2019/20 season is Dan Bolwell. The scorer of some crucial and spectacular goals from last season.

Squad News: Sam Cole signs another season

In more squad news this busy week, the club is delighted to announce that attacking full back Sam Cole will again be back at the Saffrons wearing the yellow and blue of Eastbourne Town.

Sam joined The Town in the summer last year from Crowborough Athletic.

Squad News: Taggart signs

In surprise news this afternoon is ex-Hastings United youngster George Taggart has signed for another season at the Saffrons. Both the management team and surely the supporters will be excited that the left footed striker is back for more goals.

Squad News: Perry signs new season

The club is pleased to announce that the Hitman Dan Perry has signed for the 2019/20 season.

The 23 year old striker scored more than 30 goals last season and will be back to doing what he does best.

Perry stated ” Can’t wait to get going and score some goals, if we can get off to a good start there’s no doubt we’ll have a successful season”.

Dan Perry scores his first hat-trick for the Town in the 5-3 win against Lancing.

Squad News: Simon Johnson Signs another season

Squad News: The club are delighted to announce that skipper and last season’s Player of the year Simon Johnson has committed his future to the club ahead of the 2019/20 season.

The 28 year old midfielder made a big impact for the team last season and hopes promotion into the Isthmian League is successful this season.

Update: Eastbourne Town Women

Eastbourne Town Ladies have changed their name and will enter their 2019/20 season as Eastbourne Town Women in the London & South East Regional Premier League.

The Women’s team are holding two open training sessions in the summer for those who are interested in developing themselves as a player.

Dates are 23 June and 30 June 2019 at Hampden Park, Eastbourne BN22 9QU

For more information send a DM on Twitter @ETFCWomen

Pre Season Fixtures

Town have seven pre season friendlies this season.

6 July: Westfield – Away
13 July: Rusthall – Away
19 July: Whitehawk – Away
16 July: Hailsham -Away
23 July: Horsham – Home
26 July: AFC Varndeanians – Home
30 July: Hastings United – Home

The season starts on the 3 August with the FA Extra Preliminary Round on the 10 August. Fixtures for these will be released soon.

Eastbourne Town 4 – 1 Chichester City

Eastbourne beat the league champions at The Saffrons 4 – 1 with goals from Aaron Capon, Dan Perry, Tom Vickers (penalty) and Dan Bolwell.

This ended Chichester City’s five month long unbeaten run.

Congratulations to Chichester on winning the league and good luck on your promotion into the Isthmian League.

Eastbourne United 1 – 3 Eastbourne Town

Easter Monday saw the second Eastbourne Derby of the season under glorious sunshine. And a busy looking Oval saw United fighting to stay out of the relegation zone and the Town trying to secure a second place finish.

Tom Vickers scored the first goal with a strike from just outside the penalty area in the 11th minute and Ex-Town keeper Jordan Hawkins overstretched and saw the ball roll straight past him.

There were a few tense moments as United had a break but was too easy for Jason Tibble, and the Town defence were rock solid. Perry and Capon had a few chances on goal.

A cross from the side line to George Taggart who volleyed a great shot, again from outside the area, saw the Town 2 nil up in the 26th minute. For the next twenty minutes Town had chances which were stopped by the United defence.

Half Time
Eastbourne United Association 0
Eastbourne Town 2

As the second half went under way, United had a free kick and a simple kick by Kane Penn brought the score to 1–2.

Again both the Town and United had chances and United seemed to be stronger than the first half until the 79th minute when Dan Perry scored a header to bring the score to 1–3 to the Town. A score line which stayed till the final whistle blew.

At the time of writing, Town now sit at 2nd place in the table, whilst United are rock bottom at 20th.

Next up is our last game of the season again Chichester City, whom we beat 2-1 away last year. Congratulations to Chichester City as League champions and their promotion to the next level of the football pyramid.

Attendance 410

TOWN: Tibble, Prichard, Cole, Bolwell, Climpson, Hover, Capon, Johnson, Perry, Vickers, Taggart. Subs: Murphy, Goldsmith, Cunnington, Piper, Cook.