Robertsbridge

Robertsbridge Hall: tonight will be a special talk on `Sir Ernest Shackleton` by local author Michael Smith. For ticket availability you can go into Judges Bakery or ring Jane on 880248. Michael will also be showing some great historic photographs from Shackletons Antarctic expeditions, and he will also be signing some copies of his new biography.

Robertsbridge Club: tomorrow Saturday 31st will see the band `Barbed` playing from around 8pm. They play Classic Rock, from Ac/Dc to Zeppelin, via Maiden and Sabbath. Certainly a night not to be missed. If you are a member you can pay your subs for the last time at the cheaper rate during the evening.

St Mary’s: services for this week (Epiphany 4) Sunday 1st February will be at 9.30am Eucharist with Hymns at Holy Trinity, Hurst Green and 11am Family Eucharist at Salehurst. A thank you to all those that joined in with the service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Community Church was almost full and the singing raised the roof !! A wonderful celebration and hopefully the first of many. The combined Church Prayers Group will meet again on February 26th at the Community Church.

DARTS: We played at Mountfield Club ‘B’ last Friday and won darts 4-3 with victories for Stuart Miller, David Goodsell, Michael Stone and Alice Hodges while their was a 1-0 win for Stuart/Michael in the Mens Pairs. There were 100+ scores for Michael[101, 2 x 100], Stuart[2 x 100] and Keith Stone[100]. We won pushpenny 4-1 with wins for David Goodsell, Michael Stone, Dave Fortsch and Ted Goldfinch while Michael scored a ‘goldwatch’. Tonight we are at home to Mountfield Club ‘A’ 8p.m.

FOOTBALL: The Bridge 1st team travelled to Westfield II in the 2nd Round of the Hastings F.A. Intermediate Cup. The Westies opened the scoring midday through the first period but The Bridge responded with a goal from Ashley Platts before the break. The second half saw both teams push for the winner and it was a bad mistake which led to The Westies hitting the winner to progress into the semi-final. The 2nd team welcomed back manager Keith Stone and the team responded with two goals in the first 8 minutes against Sedlescombe Rangers III in Division 6 of the Macron East Sussex Football League. Man of the Match Matt Winchester opened the scoring on 5 minutes and then an excellent through pass by Ian Austin found young Ben Thorpe to score. The Bridge were in complete control and when the Rangers centre back was sent off by referee Dave Pilling for bringing down Howard Atkinson 25 yards from goal the resulting free kick was taken by Winchester whose shot was unstoppable into the top corner. The second half saw Rangers come more into the game and it was only the fingertips of Bridge keeper Nick Townsend that denied them a goal while at the other end it was their keeper who denied Austin a goal. Back came Rangers and again Townsend tipped another shot round the post while Winchester saw his header hit the bar and Atkinson missed from five yards as The Bridge held on for all three points. Tomorrow the 1st team are without a game while the 2nd team are at home to Icklesham Casuals II K.O. 2p.m. We are holding a ‘Quiz Night’ at Robertsbridge Club on Saturday 21st February 2015 @ 7.30p.m. Teams of upto 6 players @ £2 per player.

LADIES DARTS: League leaders the Red Lion we our opponents last Monday and a thrashing was on the cards as they won the first four games but Eileen Morgan won the last singles game however the visitors secured victory leading 6-2 after the doubles with Dawn Mitchell/Jackie Danaher our only victors. There were trebles wins for Dawn/Eileen/Jackie and Steph Goldsmith/Jackie/Eileen as the leaders won 7-4. There were high scores for Jackie[100], Alice Hodges[85], Dawn[83,79], Steph[81] and Eileen[70]. Monday[2nd Feb] we are away to The Bear II 8p.m.

Best Wishes: Happy birthday to Sandie for tomorrow, 21 again !!!

Sandie Madge & Sue Paine

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