Chopbacks grind out another three points

South Coast Athletico – 3 Bexhill Rovers – 2 This weekend saw the Chopbacks host Bexhill Rovers in what is fast becoming a bit of Derby match given the previous encounters between the two teams. Both teams started with high intensity but it was the Chopbacks who made the early breakthrough in the 16th minute when Connor Easton flicked on for Tyler Smith to round the goalkeeper […]

Sedlescombe Rangers kick off 2020 with a bang

FT Sedlescombe – 6 St Leonards Social – 0   Sedlescombe Rangers opened their account for 2020 in the best possible way, progressing to the quarter finals of the ESFL Challenge Cup (Premier and Div 1) after beating St Leonards Social 6-0. Rangers were delighted with the result; in a competition they are currently the holders […]

Chopbacks leave it late to secure all three points

South Coast Athletico – 3 St Leonards Social II – 2 Wet and windy weather was the order of the day as St Leonard Social 2nd team arrived to take on South Coast Athletico. Looking for a first win in three league games the Chopbacks found themselves behind early on after poor communication at the back allowed Social to take advantage and […]

Chopbacks leave it late to secure victory

South Coast Athletico – 3 Sedlescombe Rangers II – 2 After a free weekend the Chopbacks were back in action this week against Sedlescombe Rangers II. The match started very slowly with few chances for either side in the opening exchanges although South Coast came close on a couple of occasions. however, the game remained scoreless. Dan Aldous was brought […]

Legends serve up five goal thriller at Pilot Field – see penalty video…

Hastings United Legends – 3 Manchester United Legends – 2 Chris Casper scores from the penalty spot to make it 3-2 Footballing heroes from yesteryear laced up their boots again for a charity match to help raise funds for St Michael’s Hospice writes Rob Griffin. Stars from Hastings United’s past took on legendary names from […]

Chopbacks start season with hard fought victory

South Coast Athletico 3 Wittersham 1 The 2019/20 season was finally here and the players of South Coast Athletico were eager to get their campaign off to a winning start. The game started with a high intensity from both teams, each eager to get the first goal early and Wittersham had the upper hand to begin […]

After the highs of last season Chopbacks prepare for fresh battles ahead

The departure of Neil Sutcliffe as both club Chairman and first team Manager The Chopbacks have had to make a number of changes to the management setup before the start of the new football season writes Tony Cook. First was to install a new first team manager and Sam Cook accepted that role. He needed to rebuild his coaching team […]

Grassroots football on the up? New teams line up to join local league

THE East Sussex Football League (ESFL) will start the new season in September with 11 new teams, most of them based in Hastings. ESFL Chairman Gary Wenham is thrilled and says there is still time if more clubs are interested. The news of the additional teams joining the ESFL follows a publicity campaign back in […]

League wants ideas to boost grassroots football numbers

The East Sussex Football League (ESFL) is hoping to defy a national trend and encourage more teams to join for next season. Across the country the number of grassroots football teams is falling and many local teams have disappeared in recent years. Now the ESFL is looking to attract more clubs with the deadline to […]