Friday Night Football Brings You The A259 Derby

Eastbourne Town vs Bexhill United – All You Need To Know


Eastbourne Town’s 2023/24 league campaign continues with a mouthwatering local derby at The Saffrons on Friday night.

Town started the league season slow with a point on the road at Hassocks and then two defeats to early pacesetters Crowborough Athletic and Steyning Town. Town have found their feet in recent days with three wins on the bounce in all competitions including a recent two-one win away to Little Common on Bank Holiday Monday. Jude and his side will be looking to make it four in a row with a win against our local rivals.

Bexhill, meanwhile, have had a poor start by their standards having not registered a point in their opening four league games. Despite this, the Pirates did manage to progress into the preliminary round of the FA Cup, unlike Town. Both clubs faltered to Kent-based teams respectively. The Pirates will certainly be up for this one and looking to kickstart their campaign with win against Town.

Matchday Information

Date: Friday 1st September 2023

Competition: SCFL Premier Division

Kick Off: 7:30pm

Location: The Saffrons, BN21 1EA

Admission: £7 Adult | £4 Concession | Under 16s FREE


Previous Encounters

Bexhill United 3-1 Eastbourne Town (September 2022)

Last season this fixture was not short of drama. A new look Eastbourne Town travelled to The Polegrove twice in the first few months of the 2022/23 season. The first was not one to remember. Town lost that fixture 3-1 with only a consolation penalty from Anesu Sisimayi the only positive Town took back to Eastbourne.

Bexhill United 0-1 Eastbourne Town – FA Vase (November 2022)

November was a different game altogether. Town, known for their slow starts, were looking for revenge and they did just that. In a hotly contested FA Vase tie in front of 400+, Ollie Davies scored the only goal of the game to send Eastbourne Town through.

Eastbourne Town 1-1 Bexhill United (January 2023)

The reverse league fixture would provide more drama but this time well into injury time. Bexhill were looking odds on to take the three points after a solid performance at The Saffrons until a corner late on. Up came goalkeeper Chris Winterton who alongside Delwin Duah rushed the back post and jointly toepocked the ball into the back of the net to earn Town a point. Duah would later claim the goal but Winterton contests to this day!



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Regular services by Southern Railway serve Eastbourne from London Victoria, Gatwick Airport, Brighton, Hastings and Ashford International.
On leaving the station, turn right to the Station Roundabout and take the first left into Grove Road. Follow this road passing the Town Hall and the Caffyns car showroom on your right. The ground is on your right.
Continue walking past the ground and turn right into Compton Place Road. The entrance is via the car park.
Please do not walk across the cricket pitch.
Walking time is approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

With ongoing rail strikes, please check National Rail or Southern Rail website for more information.

Stagecoach Bus route 3A serves the Saffrons on its Birch Road to Meads service every 30 minutes. Please note this service does not run late evenings or on Sundays.
Longer distance and local buses serve the Town Centre nearby which are provided mainly by Stagecoach and Brighton & Hove

From all directions follow signs to Eastbourne and the to the Town Centre. At the Station Roundabout, follow signs to the Town Hall. On passing the Town Hall, follow signs to the Saffrons Sports Club. On passing the ground, take the first right into Compton Place Road, the entrance to the car park is just on the right.
There are very limited car parking spaces, please park sensibly in the surrounding streets.

Match Officials

  • Ian Lane
  • Matthew Noonan
  • Lee Mewett

Eastbourne Town Supporters Group will be holding a pre-match gathering from 6pm at Bibendums just across from The Saffrons. The group would also like to extend the invite to Bexhill United supporters.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Saffrons for another epic encounter. Enjoy the game!