Robertsbridge

DARTS: The season got under way with a home match against Old King John but we lost the singles 5-2 with victory for Gary Honeysett and Michael Stone however there were wins in the Mixed Pairs for Alice Hodges/Gary 2-0 and 2-1 for the Ladfies Pairs of Frankie Taylor/Alice. There were 100+ scores for Gary (140, 2x100), Stuart Miller (140), Andy York (2x100), Guy Ballard (100), Dave Goodsell (100). We won pushpenny 3-2 with wins for Dave Fortsch, Keith Stone and David Goodsell with ‘goldwatches’ for Dave (2) and David (1). Tonight we are away to The Millers Arms 8pm.

FOOTBALL: There was no 1st team match last week but the 2nd team hosted FC Westridge in the first round of the Hastings FA Lower Divisions Cup and in a first half that saw both keepers making excellent saves to deny either team of a half time lead. The Bridge were playing the better football in the second period and eventually the pressure told on 53 minutes when good work from Josh Goodsell found Adam Hardy in the box to slot home and just two minutes later young Ben Thorpe crossed for Matt Winchester to strike. A minute later full back Colin Chatfield found himself in the box to score from six yards and this woke Westridge up and they started to pressure the Bridge defence but it stood firm with man of the match Matt Hardy marshalling the defence and on the stroke of full time Thorpe struck to set up a second round tie at Conquest United. Tomorrow the 1st team are at home to local rivals Mountfield United in the 2nd round of the Birchwood Group Challenge Cup while the 2nd team are away to Sandhurst in the 2nd round of the Eastbourne Coach Finishers Challenge Cup with both matches kick off 2.30pm. A date for your diary on Saturday October 31 The Bridge are holding a Poker Night at Robertsbridge Club from 7.30pm. Entrance is £5 with cash prizes and there will be a raffle to raise funds for the Football Club.

LADIES DARTS: Just a reminder that on Monday there will be an open darts evening at Robertsbridge Club for any ladies who want to play for fun and enjoy a sociable evening with cheap drinks and friendly atmosphere from 8pm. There will be food available for all players so come along and enjoy an evening of darts.

JAZZ CLUB: Next month Robertsbridge Jazz Club presents the legendary jazz saxophonist Art Theman with Mike Hext (trombone) Ted Beament (piano) Simon Thorpe (bass) and Pete Beament (drums) on Thursday November 12 from 8pm to 10.30pm at the Village Hall, Station Road, Robertsbridge. Tickets £10 on the door or £8 in advance from Judges Bakery, Robertsbridge www.robertsbridgejazzclub.com Facebook info 01580 880274.

ST MARY’S SALEHURST: Services for Sunday will be 9am Holy Communion in the Mission Room, Fair Lane and 11am Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s Salehurst. This is a very informal afternoon service followed by tea and cake, if you haven’t tried this one before, maybe come along and give it a try.

SALEHURST PRIMARY SCHOOL: Do you have some time to spare to help our community? Have you ever thought about becoming a School Governor? The Primary School are looking for local people to join the governing body. You need to have an interest in education and you will be offered training in all aspects of the role. Please give it some thought and if you want to know more contact the school office on 015808 880288.

ROBERTSBRIDGE BONFIRE SOCIETY: Our bonfire night is fast approaching and we are in need of volunteers to help with marshalling and collecting. If you would like to help with either of these on the night please contact Sandie by either popping in at The Floral Boutique or ring on 01580 880977. Leave your name and contact number and she will pass it on. To Marshal, you will be required to attend a meeting at The Robertsbridge Club on Friday November 20 at 8pm where full instruction will be given. Without enough Marshalls the procession cannot go ahead.

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