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About Ivan Conway

Ivan Conway will be reporting on Sussex sport. He is a member of the 1901 club at Brighton HAFC, Sussex County Cricket Club and an enthusiastic horse race goer. After selling his freight forwarding and conference business he settled in Hove. His other interests are bird watching, brass rubbing and bridge. More Posts

Spurs 1 Brighton 0

Braveheart Brighton threw their bodies on the line but cruelly Spurs got their winner in the 88th minute through Christian Eriksen. Braveheart is not the best cinema comparison  – Zulu! would be as it was like Rorke’s Drift at Spurs new stadium as Lewis Dunk threw himself at and into the [...]

April 24, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sussex beat Surrey in Royal London Cup

Where better to be on a sun drenched day than Hove? Bob Tickler’s flat in Nice maybe. Sussex inflicted Surrey’s second defeat in the Royal London – the once Gillette Cup – by 2 wickets and 11 balls. David Wiese the big South African all rounder was unquestionably man of the match [...]

April 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Cardiff 2

Brighton’s fourth consecutive defeat without scoring has opened up the relegation trap door. Cardiff are now just two points behind. True, the Seagulls have the superior goal difference and a game in hand. However the run in comprises away games at Spurs and Arsenal and a final game at home to [...]

April 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Bournemouth 5

It’s squeaky bum time in Sussex as Brighton were thrashed by neighbours Bournemouth 5-0 in El Coastico. Defeat next Tuesday at home to Cardiff and we could be joining Huddersfield and Fulham. The key to Brighton’s survival has been home form and a reliable defence but neither were apparent [...]

April 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Manchester City 1

When you go down one goal down after four minutes against Manchester City it’s tough, very tough. However, City had little of their swagger and did not overrun the Seagulls thereafter. Indeed if we had a bit more adventure we might have got back into this semi-final FA Cup tie. Our best [...]

April 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Birthday party

Yesterday being my birthday I gave a small dinner for friends in the museum of Hove Cricket Ground. It’s a venue I know and I like being intimate, full of fascinating Sussex memorabilia and stories lovingly assembled by curator Jon Filby and just the right space for a dinner for 14. It’s not [...]

March 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

Sussex Cricket Society Lunch

Yesterday I attended a Sussex Supporters Group Lunch where the guest speaker was Lancashire legend Farokh Engineer. The flamboyant wicket keeper was an early hero of mine in the old days of the Sunday John Players League and I had heard he was an entertaining speaker. This we would not know as ill [...]

March 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brighton reach the FA Cup semi finals

For the first time since 1983 Brighton have reached the FA CUP semi finals. In the year of “Smith must score” and Jimmy Melia’s dancing shoes we beat Manchester City en route to Wembley so the omens are good. Yet in the 88th minute, two goals down to Millwall and the New Den in full voice in [...]

March 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Huddersfield 0

Brighton are the only league club without a win this year and the natives were getting restless. The first half against bottom side Huddersfield was scrappy with the away side edging it. They lack a 10 goal plus striker so they did not convert dominance into goals. Brighton improved in the second [...]

March 3, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brighton HAFC 3 Derby 1

I was there at Wembley in 1983 for the FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Brighton which ended 2-2 and famous for “And Smith must score …” (our Gordon Smith fluffed his lines and didn’t) and the replay which we lost 4-0. After that both Brighton and the FA Cup went into [...]

February 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

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