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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

County championship woes

The county cricket championship is under way and Sussex CCC have the thin end of the bat. The mini league format of the last Covid-stricken season was re-adopted with Sussex placed in an ‘odds and sods’ group along with Lancashire, Yorkshire, Northants and Glamorgan. The championship starts [...]

April 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

Maurice Tate

With Sussex opening the County Season yesterday with a mini league format against Lancashire I thought of an encounter in 1927 between the Red Rose county and Sussex which John Arlott cites in his appreciation of Maurice Tate in his Book of Cricketers. In 1927 Lancashire was the most formidable [...]

April 9, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 3 Newcastle United 0

I received a text from Alan Tanner when the Brighton third goal was scored saying “if only”. When we spoke I told him Newcastle are playing poorly and they are only two points ahead of Fulham with the two meeting the last game of the season. Brighton thoroughly deserved this win after [...]

March 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Leicester City 2

Once again  Brighton delivered a fine performance only to lose. In the first half in which Adam Lallana was supreme and might have had a hat-trick they only had his well-taken goal to show for their supremacy. In the second half Leicester played much better to run out winners. As with the Crystal [...]

March 7, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton HAFC 1 Crystal Palace 2

How can a team have 25 attempts at goal and the opposition – your most bitter rivals –  just 3, plus 75% of the possession and still lose ? Ask Brighton for that is what happened last night. In a dull first half Crystal Palace scored the only goal with a clever back heel from Mateta. [...]

February 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Aston Villa 0

Brighton had the better chances but found Villa keeper Emilio Martinez in defiant form. We are now unbeaten in 6 games and  have a 11 point cushion over Fulham with a superior goal difference. With the two remaining games in February against bitter rivals Crystal Palace next Monday and then WBA we [...]

February 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

Another first for Brighton

Brighton had the first nudist beach, one of the biggest Gay Pride events and a well-deserved reputation for wonkiness which has transformed into wokeness. The Brighton School in Kemp Town has three uniforms: boys, girls and transgender. Almost next door to it is the Royal Sussex County Hospital in [...]

February 11, 2021 // 0 Comments

A Seagull victory to savour and an afternoon with Ted Dexter

Brighton’s victory at Anfield over Liverpool last Wednesday night will be remembered long. Of course this is not the Liverpool team that won the Premier and Champions League but the bulk of the side that achieved that took the field. The Seagulls continued to be without our excellent young right [...]

February 5, 2021 // 0 Comments

Brighton 0 Fulham 0

The visit of Fulham is always a highlight and of Alan Tanner too. Sadly this game – like the goalless draw at Craven Cottage – did not live up to expectations. Maybe there was too much at stake. Brighton, without a home win all season, were concerned that Fulham might overhaul them and [...]

January 28, 2021 // 0 Comments

Manchester City 1 Brighton 0

When teams like Brighton go to the Etihad it’s a question of damage limitation. Burnley conceded 5 up there, Fulham 2, so limiting one of the best teams in Europe to just the one was a result. The difference between the two clubs is the depth of resources. Brighton were missing their best two [...]

January 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

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