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Week 24 Match Summaries

Mens Ones

Mens Ones played at home against South Saxons. The end result was a 5-1 victory. More information to follow...

Womens Ones

Womens Ones held Brighton Fours to a 1-1 draw to get the vital point that secures their position in Division One. The game was an even battle between well matched teams across all positions. Crowborough forced Brighton to play a less attacking game than usual by applying pressure from the midfield and forward lines, but Brighton executed a well-drilled attack and scored 20 minutes into the first half. Crowborough continued to dig deep, forcing attacking play by utilising high positioning and space. The equaliser came through a straight-shot short corner late in the first half by Captain Sam Williams. The second half saw Crowborough's defence hold fast, and creating more opportunities through high forward positioning. The team battled hard to the end to secure safety! Player of the match was awarded to the team as everyone played a vital part in securing this important point.

Mens Twos

Mens Twos went to Hailsham struggling for numbers and fitness. Crowborough also had injuries. The team got off to a rough start going 1-0 inside 2 minutes from a short corner. A minute later, Hamish Marr had a shot that went in after a class pass from Darren Pullman. The men took the lead a few mins later when Joe Joyce's shot was tapped in by Hamish and rolled into the bottom corner. Joe scored a cracker 3 minutes later after some great work from Alex Seath and some brilliant build up play from the whole team. Alex then made an unbelievable run and scored himself. At this point Matt Burns sprinted onto the pitch and instantly stacked it causing the players to look for a sniper in the school grounds. Hamish completed his hattrick before half-time putting a flick into the top corner after Phil Newington threaded the eye of a needle to find him. Halftime was fun. We started the second half scoring immediately as the keeper made a mistake and got chipped by myself. Sam Chick scored a worldie, pumping the ball into the top corner from the edge of the D. Alex Seath startled the travelling fan by accidentally knocking out their centre back who was twice his height. Joe Joyce completed an impressive hat trick by scoring a well timed goal. At some point Phil Newington scored a short corner but there were so many goals that it was difficult to remember when. The opposition also scored 2 more at some point in the game. The game ended in a 10-3 win, great blokes and a lovely game. Goal scorers were Joe Joyce (3), Sam Chick (1), Phil Newington (1), Alex Seath (1) and Hamish Marr (4). Player of the match went to Joe Joyce for his hattrick. If the Twos go on next week to beat South Saxons at home then they win their league on goal difference and so a crowd would be very welcome!

Womens Twos

Womens Twos finished off the season with a convincing 4-0 win over Southwick. Goals came quickly and the brilliant Josie Mitchell scored two, one within less than two minutes of the start. In a game they dominated, Zoey Wood and the returning Celia Field were both also on the score sheet. GK Keren Loder made a series of excellent clearances and Claire North and player of the match Meg Bissett were driving forces from the back. Wing backs Tilly Ryder-Richardson, Sophia Dennett and Meg Johnson provided constant outlets. Meanwhile, the midfield quartet of Charlotte Richardson, Jennie Turner, Vicky Dennett and Rose James probed and battled creating strong attacking chances. The attacking quarter were on fire with Sophie Holcombe coming close twice at the near post after some super runs. The match was the last competitive fixture to be played on the current astro and this made a superb conclusion to its usage. Thanks to umpires Hamish Marr and Michelle Hulse plus manager Sam Williams and subs guru Amanda Catling. A huge thank you to Captain Vicky Dennett as well who is stepping down as captain next year but has done an excellent job at getting the team to where it is now.

Mens Threes

The Three’s last match of the season was against Middleton at Beacon. Despite a bright start and a very near miss early on, Crowborough were unlucky to find themselves 2-0 down after 15 minutes. However, they kept their heads and some excellent passing allowed Ted to quickly pull one back. Crowborough continued playing brightly, but a failure to clear the ball after a rare Middleton attack allowed them to score a soft third goal. The half finished 3-1 to Middleton. Crowborough came out fighting in the second half, and forced a couple of short corners early on. The Middleton keeper made three great saves to keep out a sustained period of Crowborough attacks. Middleton had a player carded for repeated foul play, and Crowborough took advantage with Ted getting his second goal. A second Middleton player was carded shortly after the first was allowed back on. Crowborough carried on fighting strongly and some determined attacking paid off with Jethro putting away a well-deserved third to level the score. Crowborough scented victory, and very nearly scored, with Stuart just going wide. Unfortunately it was Middleton who managed to find a late winner against the run of play, meaning the game ended in a 4-3 loss.

Womens Threes

Womens Threes played away to Burgess Hill Fours with a delayed pushback of 16:50pm. Borough had a skeleton crew today of only 11 players but they still gave it their all. There was some excellent team work that created opportunities for several shots on goal, including an attempt from Amber Valentine that hit the post. The opponents had a full squad and subs though, and this kept them fresh, and at half time it was 2-0. The second half saw Borough push through the exhaustion with some amazing play midfield by Amy Currie and Jess Ikeson, and some unbelievable focus and fitness from Sarah Mercer. Jane French was on fire in goal with some awesome saves, including an impressive penalty save that even the opposition applauded. The final score was a 2-0 loss, and the player of the match was Jane French.

Girls Development Squad

The women's development team took on the might of East Grinstead this morning out at Lingfield College. The team started strong with some great passing and with encouragement, started using the width of the pitch to gain momentum. East Grinstead were a strong side with some excellent play in the center and upfront. Tilly and the defence team were kept busy and some great saves and clearances held off many advances but the EG attack was tough and at half-time, East Grinstead were a couple of goals ahead. Second half the team really came out fighting and there were a number of excellent advances using the wings to our advantage but unfortunately, the EG Center was very hard to penetrate! Excellent work from all of the team with some tough battling in the center with Flo and Isla really splitting the attack at times. 4th Quarter an excellent save and clearance by Tilly connected with Olivia's ankle and took her out of the game to ice it. As both teams started to get tired Crowborough had some great close attempts and a few near misses but the EG defense held their ground and unfortunately, the game finished 4-0 to EG. But the scoreline didn’t reflect the hard work the team had put in. Crowborough players of the match were Tilly in goal and Olivia as sweeper.

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