Rustington vs Newhaven
Saturday 10th November, Jubilee Aveneue, 1.30pm kick off
Newhaven turn their attentions away from the league and on to the Division Two Cup as they travel to Rustington on Saturday. Both teams received byes through the first round, so this second round meeting is for a place in the quarter final, where the winner will play either Steyning Town or Midhurst & Easebourne. Newhaven got to the final of the Division Three equivalent last season and will be looking to go one step further, after suffering a 2-1 defeat against Ifield. Rustington had lost 10 consecutive games, in all competitions, before their 3-3 draw with Eastbourne United last week. Chris Darwin (2) and Steve Kirkham saw the Blues comeback from 2-0 and 3-1 down. Newhaven and Rustington met on the opening day of the season where two goals from Lee Robinson saw the Dockers take the three points in a 2-0 win. Newhaven come in to the game on the back of an impressive 5-1 win at Oakwood last weekend.
Driving instructions to Rustington’s Jubilee Avenue ground can be found here.
Newhaven Reserves vs Bexhill United Reserves
Saturday 10th November, Fort Road, 3pm kick off
Newhaven Reserves are back in action, after a waterlogged pitch at Southwick meant an unscheduled week off last week. Newhaven’s opponents, Bexhill United, can top that though as they haven’t played since the 12th October – that being a 2-1 home win against Hailsham Town. The Stringers were also Newhaven’s last opponents as Jacob Stevens got the only goal of the game in a 1-0 reverse for the Dockers. Bexhill (5th) and Newhaven (8th) are separated by three places and three points going in to this game. However, due to a superior goal difference, a win for Newhaven would see them jump above the Pirates in Reserve Section East.
Eastbourne United Youth vs Newhaven Youth
Sunday 11th November, The Oval, 11am kick off
Newhaven Under 18’s travel to Eatbourne United on Sunday morning, also having had a week off last weekend. The Dockers will be well rested ahead of the game as it has been two weeks since the marathon match at Seaford. United’s last match, also two weeks ago, saw them win 1-0 at Rye. That win took their league record to four wins and just one defeat, leaving them third in Youth League East. Newhaven are currently seventh so will be looking for a positive result to start climbing the table again.
Driving instructions to Eastbourne’s Oval ground can be found here.