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Seaford Town
Little Common
Sat 22 Nov 15:00 - Sussex County Football League - Division 2 Full time

One Day Our Time Will Come!


Another disappointment for Seaford Town on Saturday when they were unable to avoid defeat for the eighteenth time this season

Another disappointment for Seaford Town on Saturday when they were unable to avoid defeat for the eighteenth time this season, although the ever elusive first point can surely not be far away after another spirited performance.
The games are certainly getting much closer and with Ben Barnett hoping to bring in a number of players before their next game in a couple of weeks their effort must be rewarded.
A goal in the 10th minute from the highly experienced and potent Lewis Hole was all that divided the teams at the Crouch, with Ben Head having his quietest game for some time in the Town goal.
Town welcomed Captain Tom O’Donnell back after a lengthy injury but he very much lacks match fitness and it will take a number of games before he gets back into the pace of the game. Mike Piperakis started on the right in place of the absent Ben Courtnage, while Dan Stannard switched to right back for Michael Flynn who was also unavailable.
Piperakis almost set up the equaliser for Matt Acton midway through the half, but was unable to add to the 3 goals he has scored in recent games, putting his shot over the bar.
After the interval Town’s confidence grew and they had a fair proportion of the possession but couldn’t find a way to breakthrough although Matt Hayward forced a fine save from the visitors goalkeeper after his surging run took him into the area, but his fierce drive was turned away.
Mitchell Ellingham, revelling in his new left back spot found Ross Gardner 5 minutes from the end but the striker shot straight at the ‘keeper and Town’s final effort of the game came to nothing.
There is no doubt Barnett has got the side working hard for each other but the frustration of not breaking through the points barrier is becoming evident with everyone, perhaps it will take a lucky break or piece of good fortune to turn things around, but there is still plenty of points to play for and that first one might just open the flood gates.
There’s no game for the first team on Saturday but the Reserves entertain Little Common at the Crouch, kick off 3.00pm
Team: Head, Stannard, Ellingham, O’Donnell (Pullinger), Hawes, B.Barnett, Piperakis (Charley), Acton (Pook), Gardner, Le Cras, Hayward

Dan Stannard

Player of the Match

Dan Stannard
Replay game

As it happened

  • Seaford Town
  • Little Common
  • 0
  • Tom O'Donnell Yellow Card 20:00'
  • Dan Stannard Yellow Card 32:00'
  • Matt Acton Yellow Card 50:00'
  • Craig Pook Sub On 52:00'
  • Matt Acton Sub Off 52:00'
  • Craig Pook Yellow Card 53:00'
  • Dave Charley Sub On 73:00'
  • Mike Piperakis Sub Off 73:00'
  • John Pullinger Sub On 88:00'
  • Tom O'Donnell Sub Off 88:00'

Team selection

Head, Ben Head, Ben
Stannard, Dan Stannard, Dan
Ellingham, Mitchell Ellingham, Mitchell
Le Cras, Rob Le Cras, Rob
Baker, Theo Baker, Theo
Baker, Theo Baker, Theo
Piperakis, Mike Piperakis, Mike
Acton, Matt Acton, Matt
O'Donnell, Tom O'Donnell, Tom
Gardner, Ross Gardner, Ross
Hayward, Matt Hayward, Matt
Seaford Town
  • 1. Ben Head
  • 2. Dan Stannard
  • 3. Mitchell Ellingham
  • 4. Theo Baker
  • 5. Theo Baker
  • 6. Mike Piperakis
  • 7. Matt Hayward
  • 8. Matt Acton
  • 9. Rob Le Cras
  • 10. Tom O'Donnell
  • 11. Ross Gardner
  • 12. Daryl Tullett
  • 13. Craig Pook
  • 14. John Pullinger
  • 15. Dave Charley

League round up

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# Team Pl Pts
9. Haywards Heath Town 28 36
10. Steyning Town 28 33
11. Rustington 28 30
12. Westfield 28 29
13. Saltdean United 28 28
14. Storrington 28 17
15. Seaford Town 28 1

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