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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

More worries at Sussex CCC

The decision of young Ali Orr – Sussex Sharks wicketkeeper – to reject a new contract and sign for Hampshire has sent shock waves through the club. In the past three years there have been many departures: virtually the whole of the first team, coaches Ian Salisbury – and before [...]

November 23, 2023 // 0 Comments

Ajax 0 Brighton 2 (Europa League)

27 years ago Brighton faced Mansfield in the old Division Four in a relegation fight before a crowd less than 2,000 in the Withdean Stadium. At the same team Ajax had a leading European team comprising Dennis Bergkamp, Edwin van der Sar, Edgar Davids , Clarence Seejdorf, Danny Blund, Patrick [...]

November 10, 2023 // 0 Comments

Brighton 1 Fulham 1

The Rust Sports desk called it the Alivan Derby as of course Alan  Tanner was my guest for this match. It ended honours even with the Seagulls dominating the first half against a passive Fulham. Evan Ferguson deservedly gave us the first half lead but, after Jaoa Pahlinha equalised with a superb [...]

October 30, 2023 // 0 Comments

Brighton 2 Ajax 0.

Were we to go back nearly 30 years, you would see Brighton struggling to survive and Ajax – with the likes of Dennis Bergkamp, Edwin van der Sar, Marco van Basten, Marc Overmars and Jan Lithanen – winning the European Cup. That very good Ajax team broke up whilst the then homeless [...]

October 27, 2023 // 0 Comments

Do Brighton Dezerb it?

No – the title of my post is not intended to criticise Roberto de Zerbi – nor even Brighton, currently sixth in the table – but the Press reaction. The penny dropped with the football press that Brighton are over-achieving and a number of glowing reports appeared. No soon had [...]

October 11, 2023 // 0 Comments

Marseilles 2 Brighton 2/Europa League

Brighton achieved their first-ever point in European competition last night against Marseilles with a draw in their febrile but impressive Stade Velodrome, a spirited performance after going two down. Brighton’s form has been impacted by the Europa League, sometimes involving 3 matches a week [...]

October 6, 2023 // 0 Comments

Brighton HAFC 2 AEKAthens 3

Brighton’s first-ever European game in the Europa League last night was in every sense a damp squib as they lost and the heavens opened. Surprisingly Roberto de Zerbi rested Lewis Dunk and Evan Ferguson. Dunk was particularly missed as the untried combo of Van der Hecke and Igor did not look [...]

September 22, 2023 // 0 Comments

Sussex win (at last ).

Sussex beat Leicestershire yesterday to achieve only their second victory in the second division of the Championship. They won by 15 runs – a slim victory considering Leicestershire were set 498 and were at one stage 16-2. In the final session they needed 42 runs to win with 3 wickets in [...]

September 14, 2023 // 0 Comments

A curate’s egg of Brighton sport

Brighton HA FC opened their account with a thumping 4-1 victory over new boys Luton.  The Seagulls sit proudly on top of the Premiership.  Probably not for long as it’s the opening weekend. When I composed my post on their prospects, Moises Caicedo to Liverpool looked a done deal but Alan [...]

August 14, 2023 // 0 Comments

Sussex v Derbyshire and the Test future of Ollie Robinson

The coastal weather has been clear and bright but with high winds. I therefore swerved a trip to Hove for the county championship match between Sussex and Derbyshire. Now you can follow every ball on a live steam with commentary by Adrian Harmes. He misses a lot but is so affable and such a strong [...]

July 13, 2023 // 0 Comments

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