Alan Tanner was joshing me that we should rename the Rust the Conway Courier for the amount of posts I have had latterly published. Well, it’s been a stellar weekend for Brighton footbsll and that is the right description as Whitehawk FC wish to rename thèmselves Brighton FC . That they are in the hat for the draw of the third round of the FA Cup will do their application no harm , that our city is actually called the City of Brighton and Hove might. Whitehawk FC play at The Enclsoed Ground situated in East Brighton Park near the racecourse and not far from the Marina. They bear the name of what was one Brighton’s sink estates though now regeneraeed . In its time it was a no go area . Fulham, old boys Matt Lawrence a dn Darren Freeman ,who also managed them ,have worn ther red shirts
Yesterday they travelled to Dagenham and Redbridge two divisions higher in the second round of the Cup. They were losing 1-0 as the tie went into extra time. Sergio Torres collected the ball outisde the box and instead of lobbing back into the mix knocked the ball wide to winger Deening. He cut inside and hit a teasing cross which defender Jordan Rose met with a thundering header. It was a well executed goal that would not disgrace the Premier. The draw was deserved as the Hawks hit the post , had a goal disallowed and took the second half. Daggers’ goal was scored by Jamie Cureton , 40 years old, and a prolific scorer at many League clubs.
Watching the highlights on BBC 2 I was impressed by some intelligent skilful football . James Vardy has made the transition from non league to Premier and make an impact, Alli of Spurs was bought from MK Dons and is in the England team and I saw an iimpressive youngster in Charlton’s Ademola Lookman on Saturday so grass roots football looks to be in good nick.
What fun if Whitehawk draw Manchester United or the other Brighton or defender Dean Leacock plays against his first club Fulham. . They have to overcome Dagenham first but they will,not be intimidated and there will be a rousing atmosphere at the Enclosed ground in East Brighton Park. Hawks and Seagulls rule the roost .