Injury sours Icklesham’s first win

There was lots of football played last weekend and, ignoring injuries, it was great stuff for the spectators as well as the players. David Mayne gives us an update.

Another close game for Rye Bay

The Rye Bay clubhouse kitchen was open for business last Sunday thanks to Claire Warne. Bacon rolls, cookies and early morning coffee were much appreciated when Rye Bay under 8s entertained Hawkhurst under 8s at Harbour Road, writes Ali MacDonald

Rangers find their shooting boots

Beckley Rangers, away to Pembury in the Crowborough and District under-18s A league, started as they meant to go on and were two-up at half-time. And with a defence denying their opponents any decent chances, they were on to a sure winner

Goals galore – and then cake!

Rye Bays under 8s attacked as always when they visited Hastings Wanderers unders 8s in their second game of the season. They didn't win - even with a goal machine in their team - but they all played really well

150 hit the road

Rung out by Town Crier Rex Swain, in full costume, 150 properly dressed cyclists set out on a fundraising ride for two charities organised by Rotary and Rye Wheelers. Derrick Holman reports. Tour de France it was not, but Tour de Rye it most certainly was.

Youth players’ entertaining draw

Rye Bays under 12s second game of the season away to Hawkhurst Rovers under 12s proved to be another cracker with both teams taking over the lead but a goal two minutes from the final whistle meant that honours were even.

Rangers run halted by keeper

Hastings United's keeper was on top form to help halt Beckley Rangers two match unbeaten run as they went down 1-3 to United in the Crowborough and District Division A under 18s league.

Iden come from behind to win

Iden progressed into the quarter finals of the Birchwood Ford Challenge Cup beating Peche Hill Select 3-1 at the Park, Iden. Goals from Sam Cooper, Chris Gould and Alfie Weller secured a win despite having a bare eleven players due to work commitments, injuries and absences for reasons unknown!

Missed kicks in a non-vintage display

Ninfield came to Iden looking for their first victory of the season - unfortunately for them they came up against a wall, Justin Wall that is, who put in a man-of-the-match performance in a two-all draw

Bowls score, the rest lose out

Cost cutting measures being taken by councils like Rother District Council can mean sports suffer as the grass is cut less well on the Salts - but the bowls club grass is greener on the other side of the road and they seem to have no complaints.

Rye United: Rother grabs the keys

First the stand and floodlights went to pay United's debts. Now the district council has taken what remains of the club's hopes to rise from the ashes

Iden remain top with max points

Two wins from two games equals six points. A great improvement from last season when Iden started with a single point from their first two games! Match report by Shane Ridgers.

Cricket awards for Colts

More than 80 people were present on Saturday evening as Rye Cricket Club held its annual end of season awards and recognised the Colts' contribution as well as the adults' six centuries and one bowler's eight wickets for 34 runs

Our petanque conquerors

Rye News's first petanque tournament passed without injury or anyone being shown a red card on the Strand pitch last Saturday September 13th but Rye News's own team only managed to stagger in last - although their team did include two novices. Serious players were seen measuring how close their boules were with a tape, but fun was had even by first time players - and rain did not stop play.

Icklesham too casual

Icklesham Casuals 1st team got off to a disappointing start to the season on Saturday with a 3-1 home loss to Mountfield United.

Boxers ready for another hit show

Boxing is coming home as Rye Town Amateur Boxing club host their second home show and the Southern Counties Senior Novice Championship finals on the same day over twelve hours. If you are boxing fan do not miss either show at Rye Sports Centre on Saturday October 4.

Undermanned Iden win in opener

With players missing due to cricket, weddings and work, manager Chip Winton called upon Iden veteran Alec Tiltman to be the only sub. Between them Alec and Chip clock up a staggering 105 years as Iden Football Club played Peche Hill Select

Defeat ends good season

After a long hard season of highs and lows, Rye Cricket Club played their final games, with the 1st and 3rd XIs losing, but the 2nd XI winning emphatically. Martin Blincow sums up

Thumbs down for pitch

Rye's cricket is under threat over the state of the pitch. Complaints nearly resulted in one match being cancelled and a site meeting has been held with Rother District Council (RDC) and local councillor Sam Souster to get the pitch better looked after. As no football may be taking place on the Salts this autumn RDC have a chance to put things right. Dan Lake reports.

FA cup scare for Hastings

Eastbourne Town Ass 2 - 3 Hastings United ETA goals: Taylor 13, Mann 25 HU goals: Olorunda 27, Sawyer 36, Cook 80