On the 1st of each month this season we will be posting a round up of the team’s results, letting you know the full time results, scorers, each game’s man of the match and revealing the player who earned the all new player of the month award.
August’s fixtures consisted entirely of friendlies for our sides; the firsts managed just the one defeat to a very strong County Premiership Lancing side on a Tuesday night at Culver road. Simon Blaxall and Sam
Hayter have stepped up their goalscoring game in the absence of talisman Luke Martin, scoring 5 each over the month. However, the main positive to take from the games is how the team have adapted to a new system – helping the side dominate possession in matches and building up play slowly proving effective against, arguably, superior opponents.
The reserves warm up for the season unfortunately did not go as well as planned, losing 4 games. With a high turnover of players over the summer, a lot of new faces still getting to know each other, scoring 7 goals over the month is still a big positive to take into the coming season – youngster and new signing Joe Butterfill leading the line well with 2 of them against Southwater Reserves and a man of the match performance against Bolney Rovers.
Hurstpierpoint 2-1 Southwater
Scorers: Oecken, Blaxall
Hurstpierpoint 3-3 Balcombe
Scorers: D’Alessio, OG (Mallon), Lambert
Lancing 4-2 Hurstpierpoint
Scorers: Hayter (2)
MOM: Whole team
Henfield 2-7 Hurstpierpoint
Scorers: Hayter (2), Blaxall (2), Lambert, Brazil, Mallon
St Francis Rangers Reserves 1-3 Hurstpierpoint
(50 minute match due to ambulance being called for an injured player)
Scorers: Hayter, Blaxall, Mallon
Hurstpierpoint 1-0 Upper Beeding Reserves
Hurstpierpoint 3-5 Southwater Reserves
Scorers: Butterfill (2), Lambert
Hurstpierpoint 0-5 Balcombe Reserves
Bolney Rovers 9-1 Hurstpierpoint
Hurstpierpoint 3-6 Peacehaven 3rds
Scorers: Nelson, Robinson, Brazil (P)
Blaxall 5 ⚽️
Hayter 5 ⚽️
Lamber 3 ⚽️
⭐️ Player of the month: Simon Blaxall
Simon only scored 4 goals in the whole of last season and so has clearly taken well to manager Dudley Christensen’s plea for him to find the net more often and looks ready to notch double figures in division 1 this season.
‘Blax’ will receive one free match as a result of his good form! 💷
Don’t forget – Super Saturday next week (8th Of September) at Fairfield!