Wednesday, 26 September 2007


Well many thanks to Eastbourne Borough FC http://www.eastbourneboroughfc.co.uk/ as last night they laid on a bit of corporate entertainment for the various youth team sponsors. Our tankk you was for providing an away strip for the U13 side last year, this was sponsored by my wifes business Paws for Thought http://www.dogtrainingsupplies.co.uk/



This is the teamlast year on its inaugoral aouting for the away strip, the manager Nick asked for white and first game was played in a mudbath against Pevensey and Westham.










This resulted in the kit becoming very filthy but at least the kids enjoyed themselves. Later on the kit was loaned to another side from the same age group and went on a tour to Holland.


Now back to the big match last night;

Eastbourne Borough Youth FC U18 were to play Haywards Heath Town U18 in the FAYouth Cup. This is a big tournament for the U18 sides and is seen as a great way to get selected for trials at a big club. Last night it was rumoured that Portsmouth FC (Premier League) http://www.portsmouthfc.co.uk/ had their senior scout to watch Haywards Heaths No 11, Jonathon Rowley. They needn't have bothered as the No7 Brannon O Neill was much better and the Borough defence kept all but one goal out.

The match started well with a few of my sons squad acting as ball boys:


The lads thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were kept pretty busy. Borough scored in the 10th, 12th and 30th minute with Haywards Heath getting one back a minute later. Borough came back from a slow finish to the first half and scored two more, one in the 69th minute and the last one in extra time.

Borough out played a team with a better reputation and No 10 Darren Lok scored 4 goals. Perhaps Pompey should have been watching him. Both Goalies were very good and I think the Haywards heath Goalie was mainly let down by the defence not being able to keep out the repeated attacks from Borough.

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