Week Nine Match Summaries
Crowborough Mens One’s made in 9 from 9 with a 4-0 win at Lewes. Crowborough started slowly and Lewes had the upper hand for most of the first half but Crowborough managed to hold on to keep it goalless at half time. In the second half, Crowborough improved, moving the ball more quickly, pressing high up the pitch and creating a majority of the chances. Goals from Ollie Turner-Moore, Dan Lang, Hamish Marr and Chris Cowan were enough to put the game beyond Lewes ensuring three points. Player of the match went to Jake Flynn.
It was a tough day for the Ones side who despite battling hard and showing some neat turns of play could not quite match the exuberant visitors.
Crowborough Mens 2's welcomed Mid Sussex 3's to Beacon looking to extend their winning run to 6 matches in a row. Borough started slowly as the struggled to beat Mid Sussex's press and the pressure told after around 10 minutes when Middies took the lead with a scrappy goal after a bit of pinball in the circle. That woke the Crows up though and they were soon level again when Freddie Lee's effort was saved by the keeper, but Joe Joyce was on hand to tuck away the rebound. The rest of the first half was fairly even and finished 1-1. The second half, Borough started much more brightly, dictating play well and causing the Middies defence a lot of problems. So it was slightly against the run of play when Middies broke to take the lead again. The Crows rallied and quickly equalised when Lee, jinked past his man and slipped the ball past the keeper into the bottom corner. Player of the match was the industrious Sam Chick, for his non-stop running and effort.
It was a tough away game at the end of the day for the Ladies Twos losing 3-0 to Burgess Hill. The first half was even with great opportunities for the Crows but Sadie Ware’s shot whistled just wide. Burgess Hill got in front and in the effort to hit back gaps were left and the home side were clinical. Players of the match Sophia Dennett and Grace Mercer continued to give forward momentum but their efforts were thwarted.
Crowborough Mens 3s started well and within the first five minutes some great passing from Dan Grunwell gave Steve Valentine the chance for a lovely first finish to give them the lead 1-0 . Dan Grunwell then made it two goals givng the Crows some breathing space. However the visitors kept in going and clawed back the deficit to share the points. Man of the match went to Graham Clampin for his heroic defending.
L3s played at home to Burgess Hill with a 10.30am pushback. The first half saw some focused attacking play with a shot from Amber Valentine hitting the post, some powerful running with the ball from Lucy Gibson, and two saved shots at goal from Rachel Valentine. There was some great midfield play from Amanda Catling and Zara Green which led to more attacking opportunities in the D for Crowborough. At halftime the score was 0:0. The second half witnessed some skilful play from Lisa Marr - who seemed to effortlessly cover the pitch, and some powerful defensive play from Bethy Catling and Fiona von Hinton. Amber Valentine finally opened the scoring for Crowborough and despite lots of further activity in the D, the score at full time was a 1-1 draw. POM was Zara Green, who impressed everyone with her skills and tenacity in midfield.
The Boys Development side got back to winning ways with a hard fought 3-2 away victory against Hailsham. The Girls were unlucky to lose narrowly away.