YOUNG GUNS GOT FOR IT!
LOXWOOD YOUNG GUNS SHINE AGAIN IN NINE-GOAL THRILLER AGAINST EASTBOUR
Loxwood’s young guns shone once again as they edged out Eastbourne United in a nine-goal thriller at Plaistow Road on Saturday.
Magpies boss Mark Beard played eight under-18s from his academy as they clinched a dramatic 5-4 win to remain in the hunt for fourth place in the Premier Division.
It was the hosts who struck first as Rhyan Ramsey put them ahead on ten minutes. Ollie Moore missed a penalty, before, after a United player suffered a head injury and put the ball out, Harry Bachelor attempted to return it, but lofted the ball into the net.
Balio Camara pulled a goal back on 66 minutes, before 6ft 3in centre-back Clyde Jacques headed home Loxwood’s fifth. Dean Stevens did pull another goal back with 12 minutes left, but Loxwood held out.
Beard said: “It was one of those where even though it was 5-4, I felt pretty comfortable at all times. In the second half we took it to them scored some good goals although every time gave one away at the back.
“The young boys were brilliant. They did not let their size get in the way and played well, the way they have all season. I was really, really pleased. We could have dealt with their goals a bit better, but that’s experience.
Loxwood face Newhaven on Saturday for their final game of the season, with fourth place still up for grabs. Beard added: “All the experienced players will play and we will go there to give it a go and try and finish the season off on a high.”
Loxwood: Smith, Jacques, Colbran Penfold, Beard (Wood 61), Ramsey, Napper, Bachelor (Courtney 61), Summerfield, Moore, Barnard (Bickell 60).
Ollie Berry WSCT
LAST FIXTURES FOR THE SEASON
CLUB GOLF DAY – FRIDAY 1ST JULY
…CLUB GOLF DAY COMING UP IN JULY
A fabulous Club Golf Day is planned for the Friday 1st July at Wildwood Golf & Country Club.
Get your teams together and get the date in your diary.
A registration form is available – click here Registration Document 2016
YOUTH ARE DOING THE CLUB PROUD
YOUTH TEAMS AT LOXWOOD ARE ALL ENJOYING A TERRIFIC SEASON
A last kick of the match victory away to Crawley Down Gatwick was not the first time this season that a Loxwood side has been involved in last minute drama but at 90+8 I think Reece Hallard’s magnificent strike must rank right up there with Harvey Enticknap’s late normal time equalizer against Burgess Hill’s U18’s in the Sussex County cup semi-final, two great examples of Loxwood sides never giving up and playing until the very last second ……………….. it’s never over until the referee whistles.
This win means we needed a minimum of a draw from our last match v Shoreham to secure the U21 West division title or our nearest rival to drop a point, to win it in its inaugural year. Our nearest rival if they won all their matches can only draw level on points and would need to find an additional 24+ goals in their remaining 4 matches and require us to lose our last match. Clearly the lads didnt let us down and won convincingly (4-0) with goals from Pitcher, Haulkham and Barnard (2) – a proud moment for all their hard work and dedication. Matt Camp (manager) said ‘ the lads thoroughly deserved the title and they have been a pleasure to coach, guide and develop through the season’. They then duly drowned him on some ‘fizzy stuff’!
Under 21 West League Table (The winning position for Loxwood FC)
The U18′s are looking forward to this week’s Sussex County FA U18 Cup Final and they’ll certainly look the part! Shirts sponsored by Smart Aviation (who also sponsored our club race night) will set them apart!
Our U14′s also won through to another Sussex County FA cup final for the as they overcame Woodingdean FC. They played Ratton Rangers in the final but sadly lost in a close game.
Congratulations and good luck to all the teams and their management for the final drive towards the end of the season and hopefully some silverware in amongst it all!
JOIN THE MAGPIES 100 CLUB WITH A CHANCE TO WIN SOME CASH!
Why not join the Magpies 100 Club for a great chance to win some money and also support the club!
A draw takes place each month and at £36 per year (that’s just £3 per week!) it’s great value for money and gives you every chance to win.
See HERE for an application form
To read the rules please click HERE - always a good idea before you fill the application form in!
LOXWOOD WELL REPRESENTED IN SUSSEX FA SQUAD
A truly brilliant performance by all the Sussex FA squad
beating the Cheshire FA 3-2 AET has meant they are through to the FA County Youth Cup Final
against Liverpool County FA which takes place
at 3pm on Saturday 9th April.
Sussex goals came from 2 of the Loxwood lads – Joel Colbran and Harry Bachelor with Toby House (Burgess Hill Town FC) scoring the other.
A link to some images from the game can be found here
Loxwood FC were represented by Harry Bachelor, Tom Summerfield, Sam Beard, Joel Colbran, Ollie Gill, Max Bickell, and Rhyan Ramsey
UNDER 21′S WIN SCFL U2 (WEST) LEAGUE TITLE
Our U21 squad won the SCFL U21 (West) league last week with a very convincing win in the final game (4-0) vs Shoreham with goals from Pritchard, Haulkham, and Barnard (2).
Understandably mass celebration ensued and the Club is very proud of the lads and management.
Matt Camp guided and managed them through the season and was duly rewarded with a good soaking of something fizzy!