Chopbacks bow out in fractious encounter

South Coast Athletico 1Wadhurst United 2 It was cup weekend and the Chopbacks were back at home for their first Premier Travel Cup match against ESFL Premier Division side Wadhurst United. Yet again Athletico was missing a couple of key players so squad rotation was again required for this tough test against higher opposition. After a Brad Owens goal just one minute in the Chopbacks managed to […]

Chopbacks win despite not playing at their best

Rye Town 1South Coast Athletico 3 In what was expected to be the toughest test of the season so far, the Chopbacks were on the road for their East Sussex Football League Division 1 clash with Rye Town. For the second weekend in a row the club were missing some key players which again gave others within the squad their chance […]

Three in a row – Chopbacks’ very own hat-trick

South Coast Athletico 5 Victoria Baptists 2 This weekend saw the Chopbacks back at home for their East Sussex Football League Division 1 clash with Victoria Baptists. The Chopbacks were missing some key players which gave others within the squad their chance to make their mark. Two quickfire goals from Nick Gamble and Brad Owens ensured the Chopbacks went in at half time 2-0 up. The side went out […]

Chopbacks make it two wins from two

Next up in the league saw the Chopbacks back at home for their East Sussex Football League Division 1 clash with Sedlescombe Rangers II. The Chopbacks were missing front man Connor Easton which gave a debut start for new signing Nick Gamble. Despite having the majority of possession with some attractive passing play the Chopbacks failed to get on the score sheet in the first half and went in […]

Chopbacks seal first three points of the season

Sidley United II 1 South Coast Athletico 5 After the disappointing defeat last weekend South Coast Athletico had the chance to make up for it when they played away from home with an East Sussex Football League Division 1 clash with newcomers Sidley United. The Chopbacks started terribly and as a result of a defensive mix up they conceded a sloppy goal within […]

Chopbacks’ season opener sees them ends in defeat – fight back was not enough

East Sussex Football League Division 1 For the first game of the season the South Coast Athletico was at home for the East Sussex Football League Division 1 clash with last season’s leaders Bexhill A.A.C. The Chopbacks thought they had taken the lead when a back pass led to the keeper missing the ball and it looking to have rolled over the […]

Referee Carl scores his ‘ultimate’ goal

Hastings’ Carl Brook, has achieved the illustrious dream of promotion to the English Football League (EFL) as a referee!  Carl can look back on an already proud 29-year career as a referee. After promotion from the County Leagues, he thought he had cracked it, but now as he heads into his 30th year, the dream […]