Chopbacks are the CHAMPIONS

Wisden Junior Cup Final Victoria Baptists 1 South Coast Athletico 3 The final game of South Coast Athletico’s second season had arrived, the opponents were Eastbourne’s Victoria Baptists, the match was the final of the Wisdens Sports Junior Cup  and the ground was Hastings United’s. The two teams had already played each other twice during the season, Baptists leading by two goals in […]

Going up! Chopbacks end league season on a high

Bexhill Rovers 1 South Coast Athletico 2 The Chopbacks league campaign drew to a close on Saturday, a win was going to be enough to secure promotion to the ESFL Division 2, but home team and league winners Bexhill Rovers, who only dropped points in one match the entire season, stood in their way. Both teams were suffering from the […]

Off–form Chopbacks scrape through victorious

Bexhill Broncos 0 South Coast Athletico 1 South Coast Athletico’s penultimate league game of the was an away match against Bexhill Broncos. Victory for the Chopbacks would bring a second place promotion opportunity within touching distance as it would leave third place Victoria Baptists needing to win both of their final fixtures and score some 38 goals to pip South Coast to  […]

Chopbacks fail in bid to clinch early promotion

Bexhill A.A.C II 2 South Coast Athletico 1 This weekend’s League fixture saw the Chopbacks travel to Bexhill AAC II and South Coast put in a less than convincing performance against one of the league’s poorest performing teams. Athletico looked lethargic and disjointed, conceding a sloppy goal after just 11 minutes through poor marking. A stalemate ensued. After 74 minutes a […]

Chopbacks roll into the final

South Coast Athletico 4 Rock A Nore 1 Saturday February 16th could not come quicjkly enough for South Coast Athletico. It didn’t just mean another football match, it meant the chance to secure the team’s place into the ESFL Wisden’s Sports Challenge Cup final. But first they had to take on higher league opposition Rock-a-Nore at South Coast’s Bexhill College ground. Both […]

Chopbacks fight back to rescue a draw

South Coast Athletico 2 Victoria Baptists 2 With the countdown to the end of this season well and truly underway, South Coast Athletico hosted Victoria Babtists at the weekend. The first fixture was an exciting one as South Coast clawed their way back from being two goals down to win that match 6-4, so going in to the game everyone […]

Chopbacks make a slow start but finish with a flourish

South Coast Athletico 7 Magham Down 0 South Coast Athletico were in league action at the weekend, hosting a recently strengthened Magham Down side. The two sides last met in October when the match ended in a 12-0 win for the Chopbacks. Coast’s Manager Neil Sutcliffe kept the team grounded in his pre-match comments making it clear this game would be very […]

Chopbacks secure semi final place

Wisden Junior Cup Quarter Final J.C. Tackleway II – 1 South Coast Athletico – 7 A potential Semi Final place in the ESFL Wisden Sports Challenge Cup beckoned for South Coast Athletico this weekend. Standing in their way was higher Division Two opposition;  J.C. Tackleway 2nds who hosted the tie. The game was a stalemate for the first 20 minutes […]

Chopbacks ease into next round

Wisden Junior Cup second Round Hawkhurst Utd II 0 South Coast Athletico 5 Cup days are always special and with a quarter final place in the ESFL Wisden Sports Cup up for grabs the lads of South Coast Athletico were buzzing to get on the pitch away to Hawkhurst 2nds. These teams had already met twice in the league yielding a […]