Taking a team from the 22nd division of England
3 months into this save and a lot of progress has been made to the team, mostly within the first team squad as i have signed 7 free agents to the first team. These players can been seen below.
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Our first friendly match was against Horley. It was the first opportunity to see what the team could do against a stronger opposition.
Friendly Vs Horley
It was a strong start by us, however our second half defense let us down, it could of been due to fatigue, or the fact that the majority of the players had never played with each other before.
Our second friendly game was against Whitstable. Again they were a much stronger opposition, so I was hoping we were able to cause some form of upset.
Friendly Vs Whitstable
We ended up with a draw, which isn't bad, but there is definitely room for improvement. Again we scored early, however we were unable to contain our lead with Whitstable scoring in the 83rd minute.
Mid Sussex Division Nine
Our first match sees us go up against Maresfield Village III. Seeing as this is their third team, i was hoping to get a positive result out of the team to get a strong start to the league season.
Round 1 vs Maresfield Village III
Once again we score early in the first half. However we were fortunate enough to hold them out for the win. Our only goal of the game came in the 9th minute by Alex Jackson who scored both of the goals in the pre-season games. Luckily for us he has carried this form into the regular season.
Mid Sussex Junior Cup
This cup is the first cup of three different cups that we will play in this season. In the first round of the Mid Sussex Junior Cup, we come up against Ringmer III, which is the u18's team. As this is a junior team, we are hoping that we will get a win up here.
Mid Sussex Junior Cup Round 1
Luckily for us we got a win up, and it was a big win for us. We looked dominant throughout the match and would not let them have anything through the match, as they only had the one shot all game.
Mid Sussex Division Nine
This round two encounter sees us come up again the only other senior team in the league in Keymer and Hassocks. Hopefully this game will be a close one as they should be one of the stronger teams in the competition.
Round 2 vs Keymer and Hassocks
Another big win for us, fortunately for us, they were down to ten men before half time. This helped us capitalise on the overlap we had and allowed us to put 4 goals on them in the second half.
In this third round match, we come up against Ashurst Wood III. With two wins out of two, we are hoping to continue our brief, but successful run through the league and cups.
Round 3 vs Ashurst Wood III
And the run continues, we got off to another good start, scoring two of our goals in the first 6 minutes of the game. The second goal probably should not have happened as it came off a mis-fired cross making its way into the goal. Again in the second half, our defense seemed to lack fitness and motivation, hopefully as the season goes on we can stop the goals coming late in the game.
This round sees us go up against Ringer III again. Hopefully we can get a repeat of what happened last game, however we know we will need to work even harder to produce another good result against this team which will be looking for revenge.
Round 4 vs Ringmer III
Well we got the goals... but we weren't able to keep them out either. One of the positives that came out of this match is that we know we can score goals consistently, and that we are unbeaten in the league. But we have a fairly poor goal against stat, especially in the last two weeks. Again all 3 of the goals cam within the last half, an even the last half hour even.
This games marks the quarter way through the season, and in this round 5 match, we come up against Stones II. This match we want to try and rebound and get another win up on the board. With 10 points from 4 matches, we have put ourselves in a strong position for the rest of the season.
Round 5 vs Stones II
With another good win, there seems to be a sense of confidence within the team, our defense seemed to pick up a bit in the second half only conceding once on the 53rd minute. However we scored twice after the 60th minute to secure the win.
Brian Hall Challenge Cup
Round 1 vs Buxted III
This is the second cup of three through the season for us, and we come up against Buxted III. Going into this match, I was fairly confident of getting some sort of result as this was their third team. However the board was not worrying about this cup as they wanted us to reach the first round.
Brian Hall Challenge Cup Round 1 vs Buxted III
Wel that didn't go as planned. Jackson scored yet again, marking his 10th goal of the season in all competitions. Apart from that, there wasn't anything great to talk about from us, they got a late goal which is pretty normal as we have let a lot of goals in late this season.
Squad 1 Oct Club 1 Oct Finances 1 Oct