Town trio chosen to represent Sussex FA

Sussex FA Senior Representative squad
Sussex FA Senior Representative squad

Eastbourne Town’s Danny Curd, John Lansdale and Will Berry were all picked to play forthe Sussex FA Senior Representative Squad in their clash with Amateur Football Alliance last week.

The Town trio were the only players from the Ryman League chosen to join the final squad, selected by Sussex boss Andy Gander, which ran out eventual 2-1 victors over the AFA.

Lansdale was involved in the winning goal, scored by Charlie Walker, that completed the combeack for Sussex after they’d gone 1-0 down. Curd also featured in the match while Berry was an unused sub.

Town boss Danny Bloor said, “It was always an honour to play representative football and I am pleased that Andy looked to us, at Eastbourne Town, for support. He’s a new manager there and someone that I know well.

“It’s a good thing to have supported the Sussex County FA and Sussex football in this way and I’m proud of our lads that were involved.”

This weekend, all attentions must be on Eastbourne Town’s domestic encounter with bottom-of-the-table Walton Casuals - a match the Saffrons outfit will be desperate to win as they try and end a run of five successive defeats.

A win for Town could see them jump from 18th in the Ryman Division One South table up to tenth and, given how tight the division is, Bloor is refusing to read much into his side’s current position.

He said, “I’ve said all along that I don’t even look at the table at this time of the season.

“There’s no point using up my time doing that. I’ll just put all of my energy into helping us win our next game.

“We’re looking forward to getting back to the Saffrons this weekend and hopefully we can get a win to put the smiles back on peoples’ faces.”

Town could be without key player Sonny Cobbs, who picked up a neck injury that forced him off the field during the defeat to Crawley Down on Saturday.

Town were beaten by a late strike at the weekend but get the chance to exact swift revenge upon their rivals when they face each other again, at the Saffrons, in the Sussex Cup on Wednesday night.