Stuttering start for Town FC

Steve Thompson, Towns man of the match versus Sidley

Saturday September 1 and Rye Town FC were due to kick off the new season with an away fixture against Bexhill Town. Unfortunately the pitch was not ready and the game had to be postponed.

Following this disappointment, Rye Town were informed by Rother District Council that the pitches at the Salts will be unplayable until at least the second week of October. This due to cracks in the pitches from the recent hot summer.

They finally got their season underway on Saturday September 8 when they travelled to Hooe Recreational Ground to play Sidley.  After taking the lead in the 10th minute with a penalty by Alfie Weller, Town lost the game by giving away 2 penalties of their own and ended up losing by 4 goals to 1 – not a great start.

Rye Heating’s Man of The Match was Steve Thompson and the match sponsors were Dunes Bar & Restaurant.

Up and coming fixtures:

Saturday September 15 (Home) v Robertsbridge                                                Sponsored by Rye Auction Galleries Ltd.  This game will be held at Hollingtons ground 4:30pm kick off
Gibbons Field
Wishing Tree Road
St Leonards
TN38 9LA.
A big thank you to Hollington Football Club for letting Town use there ground, it is very much appreciated.

Saturday September 22 (Away at Polegrove) v Bexhill Town 2:30pm kick off
ESFL Premier Travel Chauffeurs Challenge Cup
Game Sponsored by Mick Hovenden Upholstery

Saturday September 29 (Home) v Northiam 75  3pm kick off
Game Sponsored by SD Business Solutions
Saturday October 6 (Home) v Bexhill AAC 3pm kick off
Game Sponsored by EW Production Services

Saturday October 13 (Home) v St Leonards Social 2:30pm kick off
Robertsbridge Intermediate Cup
Game Sponsored by The Mermaid Inn Rye


  1. The treatment of Rye town by Rother parks department is a disgrace, last season they pulled the goal posts early, despite there being known activity on the Salts the following week, this season they have done it again, despite having all summer to get the pitch playable, some say they are not fit for purpose, and I must agree.

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