Our ESFL team once again find themselves in cup action this week as they entertain Mid Sussex Division 3 side Nutley in the Sussex County FA Junior Cup at the sports park in a 1.30pm kick off.
Rangers come into the game off the back of a club record breaking eleven straight wins, which cannot be matched by any other team in the entire East Sussex league and have also secured two cup semi final places in the process.
Nutley come into the game high on confidence after securing a point against Mid Sussex Division 3 leaders AFC Haywards Heath (2-2) last weekend. Their 5 results previous saw them share 12 goals with Plumpton Athletic where Nutley came away with an 8-4 victory while a week later they secured a 1-1 home draw against West Hoathly. They then dispatched Grasshoppers Old Boys of the East Sussex League 3-1 in the previos round on the Sussex County FA Junior Cup while a week later they had to settle for another home draw in the league (2-2) when Horsted Keynes were the visitors. Two weeks ago Nutley secured a 5-2 win at MaresfieldVillage. Their league form reads: P10 W5 D3 L2 F28 A15 Pts18 and they boast the top scorer in the division with Chris Collinson having scored 14 goals in all competitions this season.
This will be a very tough game but a good defensive performance should see rangers through, but nothing can be taken for granted.
Our MSFL make the lengthy trip to DCK Copthorne II this week in the league where there will be a pitch inspection late Friday afternoon.
DCK currently sit top of division 6 and their league form reads: P9 W7 D1 L1 F39 A11 Pts22 and they also boast the top scorer in the division with David Arnold having scoring 17 times in just 11 games. Last week Copthorne’s game was called off, presumably because the Copthorne pitch was deemed unfit for use. Their last six results have been impressive but not unblemished with league wins over Ashurst Wood II (8-1), Rotherfield (3-2) and Copthorne IV (6-1 and 5-1). The only blot on the DCK book was a 1-0 away defeat to Framfield and Blackboys United II, while sandwiched in-between these league results DCK secured a comfortable 5-1 victory over Hartfield in the league cup.
This will be a massive test for rangers but victory here would see the red and blacks climb to just 2 points behind this weeks hosts.
Come on fella’s, you can do it!
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Eastbourne Rangers were formed in May 2009 and after a seasons worth of consolidation, we haven't looked back since. Four league consecutive titles in five years (which have seen the club promoted SIX...