Chopbacks start year with a flourish

South Coast Athletico 7 Orington 0 The first match weekend of 2019 saw South Coast Athletico welcome Orington in this season’s return league fixture. While the Christmas break provided a chance for the Chopbacks to recharge their batteries the players also missed playing football and Saturday afternoon couldn’t come quickly enough. From the first whistle, Coast took the game by the scruff of […]

Chopbacks dig deep to secure victory

Sandhurst 0 South Coast Athletico 2 It was to be the final match before the festive break and the Chopbacks were away to Sandhurst, the weather was cold and wet but the pitch held out. The first half was a quiet affair with few real chances as the teams cancelled each the other out. The biggest opportunity was […]

Chopbacks show no signs of winter rust

South Coast Athletico 5 Hawkhurst II 0 With the winter weather closing in rain began to fall at the Chopbacks’ home pitch at Bexhill College for this Saturday’s league return clash against Hawkhurst United seconds. The first game at Hawkhurst ended honours even with a 3-3 scoreline, Chopbacks management team, Neil Sutcliffe and Sam Cook had made positive changes approaching the game which they felt would make […]

Chopbacks return to winning ways

South Coast Athletico 4 Sandhurst 2 Sandhurst were the Chopbacks opponents on Saturday, their form having been very strong in their last couple of games beating and drawing with two of the league’s top placed teams. The lads of South Coast Athletico needed to be on top form, before the game the mood in the squad was high and very […]

Slow start sees Chopbacks lose to Bexhill

South Coast Athletico 2 Bexhill Rovers 4 On the eve of remembrance Sunday,  South Coast Athletico welcomed Bexhill Rovers and a minute’s silence was observed by all to show respect for fallen heroes. Once the game was underway Rovers pressed early and scored from a defensive slip to take an early lead. The two teams continued to battle in an […]

Chopbacks bow out of second cup competition

Sussex Blufin Junior Cup second round South Coast Athletico 1 Rudgwick 3 The Chopbacks game on Saturday was against West Sussex Division Two team Rudgwick. As the game got underway the Chopbacks looked the more comfortable side in the opening 15 minutes. South Coast however were caught on the break from an attack deep in […]

Chopbacks get back to winning ways – and in some style too

Magham Down 0 South Coast Athletico 12 After a recent dip in form South Coast Athletico travelled to Magham Down in an optimistic mood after a good week’s training for this weekend’s action. Magham have found themselves on a difficult run of form since the season start due to a quantity of players leaving and new […]

Chopback’s grit and determination see them fight back to secure a draw

Hawkhurst Utd II 3 South Coast Athletico 3 At the weekend the South Coast Athletico traveled to play Hawkhurst seconds with a couple of key players unavailable. It was  perfect weather for football and the squad was looking to get back to winning ways in the league. Hawkhurst had other ideas however fielding a first team striker and midfielder […]

Chopbacks bow out in first round of junior cup

Hastings FA Junior Cup 1st Round South Coast Athletico 2 Hollington Utd II 3 It was the Chopbacks first appearance in the Hastings Junior Cup on Saturday, playing host to an experienced Hollington Utd 2nd team. There was a huge contrast between the two teams in terms of age and experience but Neil Sutcliffe’s talented young squad competed on equal terms through the […]