2009–10 Eastbourne Borough F.C. season

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Eastbourne Borough
2009–10 season
Chairman England Len Smith
Manager Scotland Garry Wilson
Conference National Currently 20th
FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round
FA Trophy 2nd Round
Conference League Cup TBC
Top goalscorer League: Liam Enver-Marum (6)
All: Liam Enver-Marum (7)
Highest home attendance 3108 (v AFC Wimbledon 11 August 2009)
Lowest home attendance 703 (v Histon 24 November 2009)

The 2009–10 season will be the 45th season in the history of Eastbourne Borough Football Club and the 2nd season in the Conference National. This article covers the period from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010.

Background[edit]

Eastbourne Borough started their first ever season in the Conference National as the underdogs and were tipped to be relegated at the end of the season.[1] Although the first half of the season would have said that they would be back in the Conference South in the next season, having only won two games out of 13, Garry Wilson brought in Plymouth Argyle's promising youngsters Ashley Barnes and Dan Smith[2] and signing Dan Brown from Cambridge United,[3] who brought confidence back into the club which saw them rise to the top half of the table, beating Torquay United and York City in the process. Eastbourne finished their first season 13th in the table with 16 points clear of the relegation zone. A team that had little changed from the previous season, and out of the four summer signings, Simon Wormull managed to stay in the team beyond January, the others Jean-Michel Sigere and Mo Harkin moved across to Farnborough Town and goalkeeper Chris Winterton went to rivals Lewes. There was a small shock to the end of the season, although they had won the Sussex Senior Cup from the current champions Brighton & Hove Albion reserves, goalkeeper Lee Hook and utility player Jay Lovett plus three other players were released of their contracts.[4] This gave Wilson and coach Nick Greenwood more time to sign new players for the new season unlike the rushed signings they made last year.[5] In May, goalkeeper Danny Knowles and striker Liam Marum from Woking,[6] signed to Eastbourne ready for their second season in the top flight of non-league football, a day later Dan Smith signed to Eastbourne from Plymouth Argyle.[7] England Schoolboy international, Simon Johnson, joined the first team from the under-18's squad,[8] followed by Gary Elphick a week later,[9] from Havant & Waterlooville, and Simon Weatherstone.[10] Simon Wormull left Eastbourne in June 2009,[11] making all of last seasons summer signings leaving the club.

Review[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Eastbourne announced the first pre-season friendly on 12 May, with the first game at home with League One promoted Wycombe Wanderers on 24 July 2009,[12] which will be a testimonial game for manager, Garry Wilson and his assistant Nick Greenwood who both celebrated 10 years with the club climbing from the County League to the Conference in that time.[13] More fixtures were announced on 1 June with a mini Dorset tour at Poole and Dorchester. Also away games with rivals Lewes and at Hornchurch, and a home game with Havant & Waterlooville. A new fixture was added against St Francis Rangers which was to be the first pre-season fixture, followed by the signing of striker, Jamie Taylor,[14] from Grays Athletic.

August[edit]

Eastbourne completed the signing of Brighton youth striker Kane Louis[15] who will start off in the reserve team. Eastbourne started the season with a 3-0 loss away to Wrexham.[16] The second game resulted a 1-0 win to Eastbourne with Neil Jenkins scoring a rare goal from outside the penalty box.[17] A debut goal from Simon Weatherstone earned Eastbourne a point in their first season draw against Rushden & Diamonds.[18] Eastbourne's fourth game of the season ended with a 1-0 loss against Grays Athletic.[19] Jamie Taylor scored his debut goal in the 2-1 win over Barrow A.F.C..[20] Eastbourne won 4-0 in a local derby match against Sussex County League winners, Eastbourne United for the Roy Hayden Memorial Trophy.[21] The third game away was a 1-1 draw against Salisbury City, the goal from Simon Weatherstone.[22] Danny Knowles sees a red card and 10-man Eastbourne lose with 1-2 win to Ebbsfleet United, Jamie Taylor scoring for Eastbourne.[23]

September[edit]

A 2-0 win over Kidderminster was their first away win of the season, goals coming from Nathan Crabb and Jamie Taylor.[24] The team then lost the following away game, 2-0, with Stevenage.[25] Their first home game in September saw a 1-1 draw with Chester City, Andy Atkin scoring from a poor back pass.[26] Eastbourne struggled to score past Oxford United and lost 4-0 to the league leaders.[27] The next home game was their second home win against Hayes and Yeading in which Liam Evers-Marum scored two goals in the 3-1 win. Liam scored his third goal in the next game against Tamworth which ended 1-1.[28] This was then followed with a 2-0 defeat away to a 10-man Histon team.[29]

October[edit]

The first home game was lost 0-1 to high table Kettering.[30] This was then followed by a 3-0 defeat to Gateshead.[31] The third game of the month was also their third defeat of the season with Mansfield visiting Eastbourne, Liam Enver-Marum scoring the only goal for Eastbourne,.[32] The next game was the 4th qualifying round of the FA Cup, Eastbourne just drawing 3-3 with Ryman outfit Tooting and Mitcham United, goals scored by Matt Crabb, Jamie Taylor and Ben Austin.[33] The replay ended with a 3-4 defeat seeing Tooting & Mitcham playing Stockport County in the first round, Eastbourne's goals coming from Paul Armstrong, Gary Elphick and Ben Austin.[34] The last game of the month saw Eastbourne draw 1-1 against Forest Green, Matt Crabb scoring the goal,[35] whilst James Fraiser makes his debut.

November[edit]

Midfielder Dan Smith was made available for loan or a permanent move, whilst goalkeeper Michael Jordan and Simon Johnson were available for loan moves.[36] Joe Benjamin joined Eastbourne on a one months loan from Northampton Town,[37] followed a few days later by Welsh Under-19 International striker Kayne McLaggon, from Southampton.[38] Their first game with the loan pair in a 1-0 defeat home to Salisbury in a late minute winner.[39] Their first point in November came against Mansfield Town with a goal from loanee Kayne McLaggon.[40] This was followed by another 1-1 draw at home to Histon, Liam Enver-Marum scoring the goal.[41] The away game to Chester ended up being abandoned after pitch invasions forced the referee to abandon the game.[42]

December[edit]

The first game in December was away to Hayes & Yeading which ended in a 1-1 Draw, Jamie Taylor scoring the goal.[43] This was followed by another draw with Cambridge United ending with 2-2, Paul Armstrong and Liam Enver-Marum scoring for the home team.[44] Their first win in a few months came with a 1-0 win over Conference South side Welling United in the FA Trophy, Liam Enver-Marum scoring.[45]

Team kit[edit]

This seasons team kit supplier is by the Italian sports brand, Macron, who paid a £30,000 for a four-year deal supplying the football kit via Super Stitch 86.[46]

The clubs main sponsor is by Best Demolition Group, a Heathfield based company who agreed on a two-year sponsor deal.[47]

Home colours
Away colours
Home goalkeeper
Away goalkeeper

Match fixtures & results[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
14 July 2009 St Francis Rangers Away 0-3 Atkin, Jenkins, Treleaven 125+ [48]
17 July 2009 Poole Town Away 0-3 Elphick, M Crabb, Taylor N/A [49]
18 July 2009 Dorchester Town Away 2-3 O.G., Hurley, Elphick N/A [50]
21 July 2009 Lewes Away 0-0 N/A [51]
24 July 2009 Wycombe Wanderers Home 0-1 N/A [52]
28 July 2009 AFC Hornchurch Away 1-1 M Crabb 193
1 August 2009 Havant & Waterlooville Home 3-1 Marum, Taylor 302 [53]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Conference National[edit]

For information on this season's Conference National, see Football Conference 2009–10. Eastbourne Borough's home games are played at Priory Lane

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
23 4 9 10 20 33 −13 21 3 5 4 14 14 0 1 4 6 6 19 −13

Last updated: 24 November 2009.
Source: Football Conference

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H H A H A H A A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H
Result L W D L W D L W L D L W D L L L L D L D D D D
Position 21 13 15 18 12 15 16 12 15 14 14 14 14 15 15 17 18 18 19 20 19 20 20

Last updated: 2 December 2009.
Source: see below
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Game Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
1 8 August 2009 Wrexham Away 3-0 3726 Match Report[16]
2 11 August 2009 AFC Wimbledon Home 1-0 Jenkins 3108 Match Report[17]
3 15 August 2009 Rushden & Diamonds Home 1-1 Weatherstone 941 Match Report [18]
4 18 August 2009 Grays Athletic Away 1-0 487 Match Report [19]
5 22 August 2009 Barrow Home 2-0 Taylor, Atkin 971 Match Report [20]
6 29 August 2009 Salisbury Away 1-1 Weatherstone 746 Match Report [22]
7 31 August 2009 Ebbsfleet United Home 1-2 Taylor 1165 Match Report [23]
8 5 September 2009 Kidderminster Away 0-1 N.Crabb, Taylor 1307 Match Report [24]
9 8 September 2009 Stevenage Away 2-0 1660 Match Report [25]
10 12 September 2009 Chester Home 1-1 Atkin 968 Match Report [26]
11 19 September 2009 Oxford United Away 4-0 5688 Match Report [27]
12 22 September 2009 Hayes & Yeading Home 3-1 Ruby O.G., Enver-Marum (2) 802 Match Report [54]
13 26 September 2009 Tamworth Home 1-1 Enver-Marum 1053 Match Report [28]
14 29 September 2009 Histon Away 2-0 633 Match Report [29]
15 3 October 2009 Kettering Home 0-1 884 Match Report [30]
16 10 October 2009 Gateshead Away 3-0 537 Match Report [31]
17 17 October 2009 Mansfield Home 1-2 Enver-Marum 1207 Match Report [32]
18 31 October 2009 Forest Green Away 1-1 M. Crabb 789 Match Report [35]
19 14 November 2009 Salisbury Home 0-1 756 Match Report [39]
20 21 November 2009 Mansfield Away 1-1 McLaggon 2922 Match Report [40]
21 24 November 2009 Histon Home 1-1 Enver-Marum 703 Match Report [41]
28 November 2009 Chester City Away A-A [42]
22 1 December 2009 Hayes & Yeading Away 1-1 Taylor 349 Match Report [43]
23 5 December 2009 Cambridge United Home 2-2 Armstrong, Enver-Marum 1217 Match Report [44]
24 19 December 2009 Altrincham Away
25 26 December 2009 Crawley Town Away
26 28 December 2009 Luton Town Away
27 1 January 2010 Crawley Town Home
28 16 January 2010 Cambridge United Away
29 19 January 2010 Stevenage Home
30 23 January 2010 Tamworth Away
31 30 January 2010 Gateshead Home
32 6 February 2010 Wrexham Home
33 13 February 2010 Luton Home
34 20 February 2010 Altrincham Home
35 27 February 2010 York City Away
36 6 March 2010 Kidderminster Home
37 9 March 2010 Rushden & Diamonds Away
38 13 March 2010 AFC Wimbledon Away
39 20 March 2010 Grays Athletic Home
40 27 March 2010 Barrow Away
41 3 April 2010 Forest Green Rovers Home
42 5 April 2010 Ebbsfleet United Away
43 10 April 2010 York Home
44 17 April 2010 Kettering Away
45 24 April 2010 Oxford United Home

FA Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
4th QR 24 October 2009 Tooting & Mitcham United Imperial Fields 3-3 M. Crabb, Taylor, Austin 687 Match Report [33]
Replay 27 October 2009 Tooting & Mitcham United Home 3-4 Armstrong, Elphick, Austin 906 Match Report [34]
After Extra Time

FA Trophy[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
1st 12 December 2009 Welling United Away 0-1 Enver-Marum 437 Match Report [45]
2nd 9 January 2010 Cambridge United Away

Conference League Cup[edit]

Sussex Senior Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
2nd 10 November 2009 Burgess Hill Town Away 1-4 Johnson, Enver-Marum, Taylor (2) 196 [55]
3rd Sidley United Home

Roy Hayden Memorial Trophy[edit]

This trophy match is played between the Sussex Senior Cup winners and the Sussex County League champions of the 2008-09 season.

Date Opponents Venue Result Scorers Attendance Notes
25 August 2009 Eastbourne United Home 4-0 N. Crabb, Enver-Marum (2), Taylor 275 Match Report [21]

Player details[edit]

As of 2 December 2009.

[56][57][58]

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup FA Trophy Ssex Sen Cup Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England Danny Knowles 13 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 16 0 1 1
2 DF England Darren Baker 12 (5) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 (5) 0 0 0
3 DF England Neil Jenkins 15 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 19 1 3 1
4 MF England Matt Smart 4 (8) 0 1 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 5 (9) 0 2 0
5 DF England Ben Austin 22 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 26 2 4 0
6 DF England Marc Pullan 18 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 21 0 2 0
7 MF England Dan Smith 7 (8) 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 9 (8) 0 1 1
8 MF Republic of Ireland Paul Armstrong 14 (2) 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 18 (2) 2 2 0
9 FW England Andy Atkin 11 (5) 2 2 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 13 (6) 2 0 1
10 FW England Liam Enver-Marum 15 (6) 6 1 (1) 0 1 1 1 1 18 (7) 8 2 0
11 MF England Matt Crabb 22 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 26 2 3 0
12 MF England Simon Johnson 3 (7) 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 5 (7) 1 0 0
14 MF England Simon Weatherstone 17 (1) 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 19 (1) 2 3 0
15 MF England Nathan Crabb 7 (3) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 (3) 1 0 0
16 DF England Ollie Rowe 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
18 FW England Jamie Taylor 17 (4) 4 2 1 1 0 0 (1) 2 20 (5) 7 2 0
19 MF England Ross Trealeavan 0 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 1 (2) 0 0 0
20 MF England Matt Hurley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 GK England Michael Jordan 8 (1) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 (1) 0 1 0
22 MF England James Fraiser 1 (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0 1 (3) 0 0 0
23 FW England Joe Benjamin 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0 2 0
24 DF England Gary Elphick 17 (1) 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 20 (1) 1 0 0
26 MF England Dan Brown 21 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 9 0
27 FW Wales Kayne McLaggon 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
33 FW England Darren Lok 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 FW England Kevin Barden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 MF England Brett Patton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Player From Fee Notes
10 July 2009 England Jamie Taylor Grays Athletic Free [14]
4 August 2009 England Kane Louis Brighton & Hove Albion Free [15]
29 October 2009 England James Fraser Bristol Rovers Free

Out[edit]

Loans In[edit]

Date Player From Until Notes
9 November 2009 England Joe Benjamin Northampton Town 9 December 2009 [37]
11 November 2009 Wales Kayne McLaggon Southampton 11 December 2009

[38]

Loans Out[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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