All three Newhaven teams are back in action this coming weekend – the first time this season that all three would of played in the same weekend.
Newhaven vs Mile Oak
Saturday 22nd September, Fort Road, 3pm kick off
The first team have another home fixture – their fifth out of seven league games – and will take on Mile Oak, who currently occupy 5th in Division Two. The Oak, as they’re known, have had a steady start to their season – winning two, drawing four and losing only one of their seven league games so far. Their most recent result saw them comeback from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Eastbourne United AFC – Chris Paine and Rickie Mitchell both scoring in the last 12 minutes to earn a point.
Newhaven come in to this game on the back of a 1-0 win against Loxwood. Richie Watton got the crucial goal midway through the second half of last week’s encounter.
West Chiltington vs Newhaven Reserves
Saturday 22nd September, Mill Road, 2pm kick off
After a weekend off last week the Reserves are back in action, and they are on the road for the first time this season. They begin the defence of the Intermediate Cup with a first round tie at West Sussex Premier Division side West Chiltington. Newhaven’s opponents have started their season well – winning two and drawing one of their three games – scoring 12 goals in the process. Their last game was a 5-1 home win against Holbrook last Saturday, helped by a hat-trick from Gary Weedon. The Dockers have also scored 12 goals in their three games, the most recent a 2-1 reverse at home to Peavehaven, so this game could be full of goals.
For those wishing to attend this game, and cheer on the team, the ground details can be found by clicking here.
Newhaven Youth vs Eastbourne Borough Youth
Sunday 23rd September, Fort Road, 11am kick off
Newhaven Under 18’s face a stern test on Sunday in the form of Eastbourne Borough. The visitors have netted 22 goals in only three league games – an average of 7.33 per game – and unsurprisingly have won all three so far. A 7-1 win against AFC Uckfield, 8-1 against Sidley and a 7-0 win against Seaford have seen Borough storm to the top of the Youth East Division. Newhaven haven’t started badly themselves. Since the 3-2 opening day, last minute defeat to Eastbourne Town they have kept three clean sheets, scored eight goals and picked up 7 points – sitting second to Borough in the league. Last Sunday a brace from Harry Millar helped Newhaven to a 2-0 win at Sidley.