Rye Town FC got the 2021-22 season off to a great start with three wins from three matches and are currently fourth in the East Sussex league.
They didn’t achieve their first three points in the manner in which they would have liked, being awarded the win when their opponents failed to turn up. Nobody likes to win matches that way but the next match, at home to JC Tackleway, was a different matter.
Always a tough game, against difficult opponents, Rye pulled the cat out of the bag with two goals from new signing Jules Phillips, winning the match 2-1, and taking the Yew Tree Stone man of the match award for Phillips.
The next match, again at home, against SC Pass Move, saw two players sent off – one from each side – in a tough game. It was the first time Rye had played SC Pass Move, but goals from Georges Gouet, Sam Cooper and Rob Levett secured a hard fought 3-2 victory. The Yew Tree Stone man of the match award went to another new signing, 16 year-old Tom Bass.
In appalling weather conditions, a visit to Hooe recreation ground to play Sidley Reserves in the ESFL Challenge Cup, claimed two injuries early on, in a game where two goals from Sam Hesmer proved decisive, Rye winning 2-1 with goalkeeper Doug Johnston taking the man of the match award.
Rye Town play Bexhill Town in the next round of the ESFL Cup at home on Saturday, October 30.
With a large squad to draw upon this season, Rye Town have a team that work well together and enjoy a great rapport with sponsors Rush Witt Wilson, Rock Channel Marine, Yew Tree Stone and the Kings Head, Rye.
Image Credits: Chris Lawson , Rye Town FC .