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3 months ago By Matt Robinson

"Jolly Boys outing"

This Saturday The Crusaders make the journey to Priory Lane , Eastbourne to face 16th place Eastbourne Borough.

Boro, have had a troubled start to 2018 having lost 5 of their 6 cup and league matches, four of those on their artifical turf home ground. Losing 2-1 away to Concord Rangers last week bringing and end to January. Boro did themelve host a friendly on Tuesday night agains East Grinstead Town and triumped 5-2 which may give them some confidence going into Saturday's match vs The Crusaders.

Hungerford lost 1-0 at home in October to The Boro after a late Matt Drage penalty secured all three points, but the game was nothing short of controversial when Diak John was sent off after 5 mintues when a shot struck his hand and the referee Robert Massey-Ellis awarded a penalty and sent John off much to the amazement of everyone at Bulpit Lane. Lloyd Dawes saw his resulting spot kick saved by then loanee goalkeeper Lewis Ward who has since transferred on loan to Aldershot Town from Reading FC.

The Crusaders however, are in much better form this year having won 4 out of their last 7 games, drawing one against Bognor Regis Town last week on a difficult surface.

Their are some injury concerns for the management but they will assess these on tonight at training.

Priory Lane
East Sussex
BN23 7QH

The Main Stand houses the Directors' Suite and Main Sponsor's Executive Suite; plus an Announcer's Box and Press area. The dugouts are situated in front of the Main Stand.

The Mick Green Stand houses the dressing rooms, a tea bar (with seating inside), and provides covered terracing at the Priory Road end of the ground. The upper floor has four Executive Suites, in addition to the exclusive "Legends Lounge', with windows fronting on to the pitch.

Further cover is provided by the Peter Fountain Stand (which houses an additional tea bar), and the covered terracing which extends round behind the River End goal.

There are 10 turnstiles in all, including one providing access from the rear car parks. Toilet facilities are provided adjacent to the Mick Green Stand, just inside the ground, and adjacent to the Main Stand.

The large Clubhouse has two bars: the Sports Bar, and the smaller Happy Jacks Bar.

Car parking for approximately 400 vehicles is available in the large River End car park, and the smaller Priory Lane car park.

Spectators are kindly requested to use the car parks provided and not to park in Priory Road, or the surrounding roads.

Adult: £13

Concessions: £9

Students: £5

Under 18's: £1

Updated 14:09 - 1 Feb 2018 by Matt Robinson

Where next?

January Club 200 Draw this Saturday Still time to put in your entry
Bognor Regis preview The Rocks visit the Bulpit.


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