Town FC see double red


Another two games in four days saw Town pick up only one point from a possible six as they try to achieve their target of securing third position in the East Sussex Premier League.
On April 25 Rye Town travelled to St Leonards Social.  The hosts took the lead on the half hour and held the lead until the interval.
Virtually straight from the second half kick off Sam Richardson pulled the teams level.  In the 56th minute St Leonards once again got their noses in front, only to be pegged back again in the 63rd minute as Kenny Butchers levelled for Town.
The game looked as if it was going to end all square when St Leonards found a winner in the 86th minute, giving the home side a 3-2 win.   Sam Richardson was Town’s man of the match.
April 28 and Town were in Hawkhurst, they secured a hard fought point as they drew 2-2 in a feisty game with two goals from Alfie Weller.  Barnaby Osborne was given his marching orders for a second bookable offence and in the altercation Shane Ridgers was deemed too aggressive by the referee as he did his best to keep rival players apart.
Tommy Buckley was Town’s man of the match and the game sponsors were Tony Hailey Country Services.  So not a great week for Town following the heroic cup win.

Town’s Skydiving Luke Willis with daughter Abby

With only two league games left it is going to be a close finish for third place with Bexhill Town and Sidley United breathing down Town’s neck.
The club are asking anyone who has supported the team this year to cast their vote for their player of the season.  If that is you please send a private message on the Rye Town FC Facebook page.
Saturday May 5 and Town will be visiting Sedlescombe, kick off is at 3pm at Oaklands Park TN33 0UF.
The game is sponsored by Teddy’s Barbers and Gents Grooming.
A reminder that on May 12, Towns Luke Willis will be making his Skydive to raise money for Charity for Kids.  If you would like to sponsor him you can by going on to
One for your diaries, Town have already arranged a pre-season friendly versus AFC Ashford Athletic Reserves on Saturday August 4.  Kick off is at midday, at the Athletic Ground, Lenham School ME17 2LL.

Photo: Micky Day

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