With the season fast coming to a close, Peacehaven needed a good performance and win ahead of their up and coming RUR Cup Final.
What the Peacehaven faithful were served up with was a comprehensive and accomplished display against a team who looked like they couldn’t wait for the season to be over.
Peacehaven showed their intent as early as the sixth minute when Curt Ford put Josh Marshall through but his effort was wide. With just eleven minute played, Brocklebank found the ball at his feet just outside of the box and he hit a beauty into the top right hand corner to beat Bentley in the East Preston goal.
Peacehaven were in total command; Charlie Durling was majestic in midfield and at the back, captain Reilly Grant was asked to play out of his normal midfield position as sweeper and was exemplary. The home side were playing as a really effective looking unit as they moved the ball about and built up play from the back.
On 37 minutes, Peacehaven doubled their lead and what a goal it was. From a free kick the ball was moved to Marshall, he played it across the box and Brocklebank dummied and Haven’s Brazilian Felipe Lira (pictured) curled in a beauty with his right foot from around 15 yards to double Haven’s lead.
Quite often this season, the enigmatic defender had threatened and had come close to scoring on several occasions, but this one was well worth waiting for and thoroughly deserved.
On 42 minutes the game was all but over as Peacehaven were awarded a penalty for handball which Brocklebank despatched with style and confidence.
Half time: Peacehaven & Telscombe 3, East Preston 0.
With Marshall causing problems down the right and just a touch away on several occasions to scoring, Peacehaven were in cruise control and not in any danger and the first meaningful shot which East Preston managed was not until the 80th minute which Secka easily dealt with.
In the final five minutes East Preston did up their game a bit and forced several corners but did not threaten. The home side made it 4-0 when from a Marshall free kick when Durling swept home the fourth goal to round off a good afternoon’s work for Peacehaven.
Final score: Peacehaven & Telscombe 4, East Preston 0.
Peacehaven & Telscombe: Secka, Legrange, Lira, Grant, Durling, Allen, Marshall, Brocklebank, Ford, Scrafton, Hart. Subs: Shergold, Tyrell, Edwards, Perrin, Burton.
Next Saturday Peacehaven don’t have a league game but will be playing Crawley Down Gatwick at home in the annual Brian Suckling Trophy game. This annual game, now in its third year commemorates the life of Brian Suckling who sadly passed away when he was chairman of Peacehaven & Telscombe and was formerly chairman of Crawley Down Gatwick.
RUR Cup Final date change
THE RUR Cup Final, originally due to take place on May 1 has been moved to Bank Holiday Monday May 6.
The change of date is because Peacehaven’s opponents, Bostik League South East side Haywards Heath, are likely to be featuring in their league’s play-offs.
The new date for the game is Monday May 6 at Lancing FC, kick-off 3pm.
If you have previously booked to go to the game on the supporters’ coach, your booking will automatically be transferred to the new date.
If you are not able to make the new date and would like a refund on your coach travel, please get in touch with Sue Norwood on 07946 107041 before Saturday April 20 to arrange this. No refunds can be made after this date.
There are still a small number of places left on the coach, if you would like to book a place, contact Sue Norwood.
Updated 08:42 - 7 Apr 2019 by Pitchside View