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March 30th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline
10162a4815767ee3da83f0ea75db3bebcfa5f31a_184THE East Grinstead Bowling Club will be holding an Enrolment Day from 11am to 3pm, this Saturday, 2 April, at the Mount Noddy Sports Pavilion, in St Johns Rd.  Two official affiliated coaches will be on hand to help you with your game at this “very friendly and social” local club which is keen to sign up new players. To find out more, contact Club Captain Micky Bushell on 01342 311537.




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March 29th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

East Grinstead Town 2

Guernsey 1

WASPS came from behind yesterday to record their first win of 2016 which puts them one step closer to avoiding the end of season drop zone. The visitors were on top in the first fifteen minutes which is when they took the lead, but Wasps deserved their victory equalising 5 minutes before the break and taking the lead on 64 minutes.

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March 21st, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

East Grinstead 0

Dorking Wanderers 2

WASPS produced their best performance of 2016 but still slipped to another defeat against play off chasing Dorking Wanderers on Saturday.

Matt Longhurst gave debuts to Jordan Clarke, Christian Nanetti and James Fitchett and they all stood out in a game that with the chances they created could easily have picked up all three points.

Nanetti could have given Grinstead the lead after just two minutes. Nanetti who hasn’t played for over a year, found himself in space at the back post only to shoot wide from close range.

Travis Gregory, who impressed, then tested Dorking keeper Gary Hill as Grinstead had the early momentum before Trevor McCreadie stole in behind the Dorking defence but was denied by a smart stop from Hill.

Against the run of play Dorking took the lead through the prolific Tom Tolfrey. A long ball over the top breached the Grinstead defence, goalkeeper Jack Howard came off his line, but was left in no-man’s land enabling Tolfrey to lob his side into the lead.

Eight minutes into the second half and Dorking had extended the lead in controversial circumstances. A tangle of legs in the area involving Nanetti and Jake Hill was deemed to be a foul by referee Marc Meeten even though Hill had clearly lost control of the ball. Tolfrey made no mistake from the spot.

Considering the recent run of results Grinstead heads could easily have dropped but they dominated the rest of the game. Jordan Clarke started to dominate the midfield with impressive quick feet and strength and he added creativity in the middle of the park that Grinstead have been missing in recent weeks and the 6ft 6inch centre half James Fitchett added real composure at the heart of the Grinstead defence.

The only thing that was lacking was a goal to round off an encouraging performance. Nanetti hit a free kick just wide before a strong run by Alex Gaggin ended in his toe poke being cleared off the line. Grinstead then had a loud claim for a penalty turned down after a Dorking player handled in the area which referee Meeten somehow didn’t see.

Gregory then saw two strong runs end with shots just over the bar before McCreadie was again denied by another smart save by Gary Hill.

The elusive goal wouldn’t come though but if Grinstead can produce this kind of display for the remainder of the season they will give themselves a chance of picking up enough points to remain in the division.

Team: Howard, Emptage, McIntyre, May, Fitchett, Betancourt, Gaggin, Clarke, McCreadie, Nanetti (Payne 68), Gregory. Subs not used: Gnahore, Howard-Bold, Mazzone, Dodsworth

Attendance: 102
Report by Stewart Ward

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March 21st, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

EAST Grinstead Sports Club has thanked around 180 runners who accepted the challenge to run the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile yesterday. Pictured above are some of the littler runners with their medals. 

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March 21st, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

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March 21st, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

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Nic White (right) in action for Holcombe. Credit Andy Smith
March 20th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

TWO goals down at half time, Holcombe battled back in style to take a 3-2 win over Clifton and secure their passage into the League Finals Weekend in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division.

Two goals from Els Mansell had put hosts Clifton into the lead, but after the break Emily Maguire, Nic White and Sarah Jones struck to snatch victory and make sure Holcombe held on to fourth spot.

East Grinstead had high hopes of snatching fourth place, but they lost out at home 1-2 to relegation-threatened Buckingham.

Kitty Higgins had put bottom-of-the-table Buckingham into the lead, and although Josephine Blunt equalised for East Grinstead on the stroke of half time, Phoebe Richards scored on 51 minutes to give Buckingham only their third league win of the season.

However, with Bowdon Hightown beating Reading 5-3, Buckingham stay bottom and are relegated.

Bowdon’s Hannah Richardson scored early in the game and Lisa Garbutt made it 2-0 on 23 minutes. Helen Richardson-Walsh made it 1-2 at half time with a 26th minute goal for Reading and Susie Gilbert’s 43rd minute goal equalised, but Bowdon went on to win with Lily Wolstenholme scoring on 56 minutes before Sally Walton found the goal on 57 and 65 minutes.

Elsewhere, Canterbury beat the University of Birmingham 2-1 with Jen Wilson and Ainsley McCallister scoring their goals. The two will line-up again in the League Finals Weekend at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on April 16-17.

And Surbiton ended the 18-match regular season unbeaten following a 2-0 win over Leicester, Robyn Collins and Sarah Haycroft scoring their goals.

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March 19th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

East Grinstead 40

Chichester 18

G-Force kept their promotion hopes alive this afternoon with a convincing 40 -18 home victory over Sussex rivals Chichester.

With four games to play, the result leaves them third in National League Three London, behind Tonbridge Juddians and London Irish.

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March 19th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

East Grinstead Town 0

Dorking Wanderers 2

WASPS saw another chance slip through their fingers this afternoon when they lost 2-0 at home to Dorking Wanderers. With just seven games to go until the end of the season, Grinstead remain in the 21st spot in the Ryman League South, and just one point above the bottom three.

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March 16th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

Ramsgate 4

East Grinstead Town 0

WASPS’ dismal run continued on Saturday when an 11th defeat in 12 games kept them anchored in the bottom four of the Ryman League south division.

Of the sides around them, only second-bottom Peacehaven picked up a point but Grinstead cannot rely on other teams if they are to beat the drop.

From somewhere, they are going to have to find at least two more victories from their remaining eight matches.

During their barren run Grinstead have at least remained competitive in games by keeping things reasonably tight at the back, but play-off contenders Ramsgate were home and dry within 20 minutes after opening up a 3-0 lead as they punished some fragile defending by the visitors.

Kane Rowland got the ball rolling early on with a shot from a tight angle which was deflected in. It was soon two when a corner was knocked back into the box by Joe Taylor and flicked on by Ian Pulman for Nick Treadwell to tap home.

The third goal was a flowing one-touch move after Wasps lost possession the left flank, finished off by Rowland’s unchallenged header and that effectively ended the game as a contest.

Wasps failed to mount a shot on target in a one-sided first half but they did make more of a game of it after the interval. Rams’ keeper Luke Williams made a triple save on the hour as Grinstead attempted to scramble the ball home with James Fray,

Yacine Gnahore and Trevor McCreadie all frustrated but that was the nearest Wasps came to a goal. Taylor was not far off adding a fourth before the break, but Rowland had completed his treble by then, sliding in at the back post in the 55th minute to make it 4-0.

The hosts also hit the post in the closing stages and manager Matt Longhurst was so frustrated that he invited Wasps’ fan Michael Phillips, who had made the 160-mile round trip to support the team, to give his views on the performance in the post-match team huddle.

Longhurst emerged to promise that the players would show their gratitude for his support by paying for Phillips and his family to have a meal at their expense.

Team: Howard, Emptage, McIntyre, Howard-Bold (sub: Regan 69), Benner, Betancourt, May, Mazzone, McCreadie (sub: Gnahore 69), Gaggin (sub: Fray 55), Gregory Unused subs: Peauroux, Dodsworth. Attendance: 161

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March 16th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

EAST Grinstead supermarket Sainsbury’s is backing Sport Relief with a number of events over the coming month, including a rowing and cycling challenge at the front of the store on Friday.

Merchandise including T-shirts, wristbands, softballs and yo-yos, is now available for sale in store with all profits going to Sport Relief.

Four-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds, who is  backing Sainsbury’s fundraisers, said: “Sport Relief is one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events and I encourage everyone in East Grinstead to get involved by taking part in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games or buying some of the fun Sport Relief products available in store.

“Sport Relief does great work and it’s brilliant to see the enthusiasm for this year’s event. With Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games events happening right across the country, I encourage people to take part and do themselves proud.”

Sport Relief 2016 will take place from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 March when you can run, swim, cycle or even walk yourself proud at events across the country. There’s a distance for everyone, whether you’re sporty or not. Find out more at

Comic Relief is a UK charity, which aims to create a just world, free from poverty. The money raised by Comic Relief, through its fundraising campaigns Red Nose Day and Sport Relief as well as other initiatives, is spent at home in the UK and across the world to help people, families and whole communities stand on their own two feet.

By raising cash this Sport Relief, you’ll help people living incredibly tough lives. 50% of all the money raised by the public for Sport Relief is used to make a difference, right here at home in the UK. The other 50% is used to transform lives across the world’s poorest communities.



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East Grinstead's Niall Stott battles with Beeston. Credit David Kissman
March 14th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

AFTER finishing as runners-up in the League Finals last season, East Grinstead had to fight to avoid relegation from the Men’s Hockey League Premier Division this year – and it took until the final few minutes before their safety was secured.

Resurgent Canterbury – with five wins from their previous six games – went into the final weekend with a real chance of avoiding the drop and leaving East Grinstead in the relegation play-offs.

But Wimbledon took an early lead against Canterbury through Phil Ball and held on to their slim lead. At the same time East Grinstead battled to a 2-2 draw at Beeston, and finished two points clear of Canterbury, who must go through the play-offs to ensure top flight survival.

Stuart Pilgrim and Richard Lawrence scored for Beeston, and following Tony Wilson’s 39th minute goal East Grinstead had to wait until the 67th minute before Ross Stott found the goal and helped them take a point.

The best that Cannock could hope for was to avoid automatic relegation, but a 6-3 defeat to Surbiton sees them finish bottom.

Cannock put on a battling display with Hardeep Singh Jawanda, Callum McKenzie and Peter Jackson all finding the target. But Surbiton had too much firepower for them as Evan Kimber’s hat-trick was added to by a brace from Alan Forsyth and a strike from Andrew Hayward.

The participants of the finals weekend were already decided before the final round of games but Holcombe will be happy to have gone all season unbeaten, signing off with a 3-0 win over Hampstead and Westminster. This came courtesy of goals from Gareth Andrew, Nick Bandurak and Sam Ward.

Holcombe will be joined by Surbiton, Wimbledon and Reading, who lost 3-1 to Brooklands Manchester University in their final game. Ben Boon scored their only goal with Sam Perrin, Peter Flanagan and Graeme Wolfenden netting for Brooklands.

Report Hockey England. Photo -East Grinstead’s Niall Stott battles with Beeston. Credit David Kissman

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March 14th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

EAST Grinstead’s Frazer Chamberlain (-90kg) enjoyed a successful weekend taking home silver at the Buenos Aires Pan American Open yesterday.

Chamberlain came through a number of tough contests including a win via strangle against higher ranked Italian Walter Facente in the quarter-final. The British judoka won each of his contests by ippon on the way to final where he took on Ludovic Gobert (FRA).

The French player proved too strong leaving Chamberlain with 167x18745115488-a3b9-488b-9348-7116d6d764b9silver but the British judoka was happy with his performance.

“I was pleased with my performance today. I’ve been paying a lot of attention to my ne-waza recently and it paid off today winning two of my fights on the floor. Especially catching Walter Facente with a choke was pleasing. Hoping to take the momentum onto Georgia Grand Prix in a few weeks and bring back another result.”

The 24-year-old judo champion from East Grinstead is hoping his home town will help him realise his dream to take part in this year’s Rio Olympics. Frazer Chamberlain, who went to the Meads and Sackville, became interested in judo when he was just six.

He currently trains full time a the Camberley Judo Club and has already represented Great Britain at his sport. But it takes more than hard work and dedication to succeed, and so Frazer has launched an appeal to help pay for his airfares and accommodation when he competes.

He is currently ranked in the top 50 in the UK and has until May to push for the points which will put him in contention for a place at Rio.

Donations to support Frazer can be made at: 

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Photo of Frazer is from the British Open last year. Photo credit: Mike Varey, elitepix



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March 14th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

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Kim Leiper in action for Holcombe. Credit Andy Smith
March 13th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

THE race for the final play-off spot in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division will go right down to the wire with both Holcombe and East Grinstead taking impressive victories yesterday.

Holcombe beat the University of Birmingham 3-1 thanks to goals from Leigh Maasdorp, Emily Maguire and Sarah Jones, while Erica Sanders scored for the students.

East Grinstead are still very much in the hunt for that fourth spot after an impressive 3-2 win over second-placed Canterbury. They led 3-0 at the break with goals from Alice Pyrgos, Sophie Bray and Josephine Blunt.

Dirkie Chamberlain set up a tense final with two late goals for Canterbury but East Grinstead held on and are two points behind Holcombe going into the final games of the regular season.

They will have to wait until next weekend to see who clinches a spot at the League Finals Weekend at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London on April 16-17.

At the bottom of the table, Buckingham are putting up a real fight and could avoid automatic relegation with victory in their final game. They faced Bowdon Hightown, just one place above them and came out with a 2-1 win.

Zoe Shipperley put Buckingham ahead only for Tina Cullen to level for the home side a minute later. But Alyson Billington scored five minutes later to bag the win.

Surbiton top the table and took a 1-0 win against Reading, Jenna Woolven scoring the only goal of the game. Reading could have equalised late on but Emma Thomas missed a penalty stroke.

Leicester’s hopes of going to the League Finals Weekend are gone but they still put on a good performance to beat Clifton 6-2. Nikki Laybourne scored twice and other goals came from Emily Kilner, Katie Long, Liz George and Holly Payne. Els Mansell and Claire Thomas were on target for Clifton.

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Photo (top) Kim Leiper in action for Holcombe. Credit Andy Smith

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March 12th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

Ramsgate 4

Wasps 0

EAST Grinstead Town’s hopes of a change in fortune were shattered away at Ramsgate when the hosts claimed a 4 – 0 victory this afternoon.

Wasps conceded three well taken but very poorly defended goals in the first 18 minutes at Southwood and the hosts added a fourth in the second half.

There’s no change in the bottom eight however with only second from bottom Peacehaven gaining a point with all other seven clubs losing.

Meanwhile back at the GAC Stadium, Wasps reserves came back from 4-1 down against Westfield to earn a 4-4 draw in their Suburban League match.

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March 11th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

THE directors of the East Grinstead Rugby Club have issued a statement this evening about the financial crisis facing the Club following the withdrawal of its main sponsor.

In it, the directors said the Club had been very fortunate in the past with the generous support it had received from sponsors including Mike Gearon, Colin Dixon and currently Gavin Gleave, the Club’s Director of Rugby and CEO of the Club’s main sponsor.

However over the past two-and-a-half years the directors have asked members to match-fund the support given by its main sponsor in order to secure the Club’s financial future without being overly dependent on a single source of income.

But despite agreeing to this at the Club’s last two AGMs, the directors said “little effort has been made by members” and as a result the Club’s main sponsor has now given notice of withdrawal of funding.

The withdrawal of sponsorship will leave the Club with a shortfall in the region of £80-£100k per year.

The board had made significant progress towards a sustainable plan for the Club’s future by securing planning permission for a 3G pitch, grant-funding and the raising of funds through the lease of an asset.

It had also negotiated with the main sponsor to continue sponsoring the Club on a long term basis, where they not only continue to support the Club, but would also invest in financing the 3G pitch, 3G training area, covered stand, floodlights and ancillary buildings.

However this proposal has been “undermined by a small number of members” said the board, and at an emergency meeting last November the Club began to seek alternatives.

At the Club’s members meeting on 2 March 2016, the working party group presented their plans which highlighted:

a short term plan for EGRFC Limited

a range of short term funding ideas

potential funding by pledges

But the group has now informed the board that they have decided to dissolve and the pledged funding of £35k offered by them is withdrawn.

As a result the board of directors has now sent a request to all Club members, friends and families to pledge £150 each within 21 days.

These additional funds, which the board believes needs to be in excess of £50k, together with existing funds that the board has raised, would allow directors to project forward twelve months, enabling the statutory accounts to be filed and the orderly handover to a new board to run the Club.

The board will be calling an EGM for Monday 25 April, which will allow all members to vote and decide on the future structure of the Club.

To read the Board’s statement in full go to:

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March 10th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

THE East Grinstead KidsTri will take place on Sunday 15 May. More than 100 youngsters have already entered the event which is for eight to 16-year-olds. The race includes pool swims, followed by cycle and run sections on grass courses away from roads. There will be medals for everyone  taking part and parent volunteers earn free entries into other KidsTri events.


Entrants will need their own maintained cycles and helmets required.

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March 10th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

TV presenter favourite Davina McCall will be guest of honour at Lingfield Park’s award-winning Shire horse race as the event takes on an intriguing twist in its fourth year.

Davina will be featuring the Showerking Flying Feathers Shire Horse Race on a new C4 documentary – after challenging a completely novice rider to take part alongside professional jockeys.

The programme is an original new series, which takes extreme examples of some of Britain’s most troublesome health issues and challenges them head on.

In one of the case-studies, Davina challenges 28-year-old James to take part in Lingfield Park’s Shire horse race.

“I can’t wait to see James race at Lingfield – he is the bravest man ever. He’s never ridden before and he’ll be in front of thousands of people. The atmosphere is going to be amazing. He has come so far,  I’m so very proud of him.”

The Showerking Flying Feathers Grander National race, will be held on 9 April, the day the Grand National is staged at Aintree.

Novice James will be joining professional jockeys who will cajole the equine giants over a distance of two furlongs in a bid to raise the profile of the threatened breed. The race will be run as a charity race and not under the normal Rules of Racing.

Jacqueline Gardiner, owner of Hurst Green Shires, which organises the race every year at the Surrey race course, said; “This race is a wonderful opportunity to highlight this amazing breed and show how versatile they are, but the safety of all the riders and the horses is paramount.”

Lingfield Park’s Clerk of the Course, Ed Arkell, added: “James will have to pass an assessment of competence conducted by an instructor from either the British Racing School or the Northern Racing College.”

The production company, 7 Wonder, will be filming Davina alongside James, for the documentary to be broadcast on C4 later this year.

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March 10th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

East Grinstead Town 0

Chipstead 2 

IT now looks like a straight fight between Wasps and Walton & Hersham to avoid the third relegation spot in Ryman League Division One South after Grinstead were beaten for the tenth time in their last 11 games on Tuesday.

It’s a crumb of comfort that Walton are in a similarly bad run but there could be a lot at stake when the sides meet on the final day of the season.

Improving Chipstead moved above Wasps with this deserved win. Although Grinstead once again had good spells of possession and forced Chips’ goalkeeper Alex Kozakis into some good saves, they have now scored just five goals in their last 11 matches and Moses Ashikodi, the scorer of Saturday’s effort in the 2-1 defeat at Sittingbourne, has already left the club after that solitary appearance.

There was action at both ends in a lively first 30 minutes. Kozakis showed good handling in the wet conditions to keep out 20 yard shots from Travis Gregory and Danny Leonard but Chipstead had their moments too.

Tom Howard made a reflex save at his near post to thwart Dan Summers, who then hit the side netting from an angle, before the speedy Derek Tieku was booked for diving after going down under Howard’s challenge just inside the box.

Chipstead grabbed the initiative at the start of the second half. Howard made a great save to deny Summers but in the 49th minute Tieku’s shot in a crowded six-yard box deflected off Grinstead defender George Benner and rolled into the net.

In such a vital game the first goal was always going to prove crucial and although Kozakis pulled off another fine save to stop Leonard equalising from outside the box the visitors had gained control.

Wasps struggled to get any decent service into striker Trevor McCreadie and they fell 2-0 behind in the 70th minute to another poor goal when Dapo Kayode, who had nearly been caught out in similar fashion in the first half, left his header back to Howard short and Tieku nipped in to drive the ball into the bottom corner.

Wasps huffed and puffed for the last 20 minutes but Chipstead defended resolutely and were always lively on the break with Howard denying Tieku a second before Benner headed substitute Charlie Carter’s late effort off the line.

Grinstead: Howard; Kayode, McIntyre, Benner, Bangura, May (sub: Pearoux 45), Leonard, Howard-Bold, Gregory, Gnahore (Fray 52), McCreadie.

Attendance: 74

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March 9th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

East Grinstead 0

Chipstead 2

WASPS’ hopes of retaining their place in the Ryman League One South suffered another demoralising set-back last night when they lost at home to Chipstead, courtesy of an own goal and a strike from Derek Tieku.

Like Grinstead, Chipstead have been struggling at the bottom end of the table this season, and their victory last night saw Wasps slip below the Chips in the league to just a point ahead of the bottom three.

Grinstead now need to rally for Saturday’s away match again Ramsgate on Saturday.



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March 8th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

STILL on the hunt for their first elusive victory in 2016, Wasps face an absolutely crucial home match against Chipstead this evening. Chipstead are just one point behind Grinstead in the Ryman League Division One South and with only ten games left to play every match and every point is now vital if Wasps are to avoid the drop at the end of the season.

Last Saturday saw another shake-up in the squad as Manager Matt Longhurst debuted new signings, but the pressure for a decisive win is on if Grinstead are to turn around their fortunes.

And while morale in the changing room remains positive, says Longhurst, the team would welcome some home support on the touch line for this evening’s 7.30pm kick off.

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March 8th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

Sittingbourne 2

East Grinstead Town 1 

WASPS are still waiting for their first win of 2016, although another much-changed team should have left East Kent on Saturday with a much-needed point in their battle to avoid Ryman League relegation.

There were 90 minutes on the clock when the Brickies won the game thanks to a close-range goal from substitute Michael Hurcomb, who profited from Wasps’ failure to clear a long throw from Jack Steventon and scrambled the ball home at the near post.

The home side had certainly edged the contest in terms of chances created and will feel they deserved to win, but Wasps’ boss Matt Longhurst will have been pleased with a lot of aspects of his team’s display.

After struggling for goals in recent weeks they took the lead through much-travelled Moses Askikodi, whose extensive CV has included spells in the Championship and the Scottish Premier League.

He struck the opener after just five minutes, finishing off an excellent move involving Luke May and Travis Gregory, whose inviting left-wing cross was calmly finished by Ashikodi.

Wasps grew in confidence and Callum Emptage saw his 20-yarder tipped over by goalkeeper Adam Malloy before Ashikodi missed a great chance to make it two on 31 minutes when he didn’t make clean contact with Trevor McCreadie’s inviting cross and after deflecting off a defender the ball landed comfortably in the arms of Malloy.

It proved to be a costly miss. Tom Carlse, who left Wasps earlier in the year, scored his first Sittingbourne goal to equalise four minutes later, firing past Howard with his supposedly weaker right foot after a scramble in the box.

The second half was a much cagier affair with few clear-cut chances at either end. Danny Leonard ended a strong run with a shot that was deflected for a corner while Jack Steventon saw a looping header hit the top of Howard’s bar at the other end.

Hurcomb was ruled offside after beating Howard in the 82nd minute but Grinstead’s relief was short lived as Sittingbourne completed the double. Interestingly, only four of the Wasps’ team who played at East Court a fortnight earlier in the first meeting were in the line-up on Saturday.

Team: Howard, Emptage, Taylor, Bold, Benner, Slocombe, May, Bello-Balogun (Leonard 45mins), McCreadie, Ashikodi (Kayode 73mins), Gregory Subs not used: Fray, Gnahore, McIntyre

Attendance: 110

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March 5th, 2016 by eastgrinsteadonline

Sittngbourne 2

Wasps 1

A late goal brought a disappointing end to this afternoon’s away match which saw Wasps lose out to Sittingbourne.

Grinstead’s new signing Moses Ashikodi raised hopes just six minutes into the game when he scored Wasps’ first goal in six games.

But Sittingbourne equalised after 33 minutes and the game looked set for a draw when Michael Hurcombe slammed home a late winner on 90 minutes  and secured three points for the home side.

Today’s result leaves East Grinstead 20th in the Ryman League South.


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