Robertsbridge

An apology: to Ann Rothans husband for getting his name wrong in lasts weeks copy. Condolences to Geoff, we are very sorry if any upset was caused.

Age Concern: has had its last meeting for 2015 and will resume on Monday January 4th starting at 10.30am until 2.15pm. The group would like to wish its members a happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. Also a big thank you to all those volunteers for their help and support without them the group would not be possible.

Community Church: will be holding its service on Sunday 20th December at 10.30am in the Youth Centre Hall. On Christmas Eve. The Hub will be open at 7.30pm for Café Church and on Christmas Day a service will be held at the Youth Centre at 10.30am – 11.15am.

For further dates and details please go to ccrobertsbridge.org.uk

There will be no `Puzzling` Tuesday afternoons until the New Year.

St Mary’s Salehurst: December 20th Advent 4 will start with Eucharist in the Mission Room at 9am and then 11am Matins at Salehurst. At 4pm is the candlelit Carol Service with Christingles and is for all the family with the children processing around the font towards the crib. Everyone is welcome.

Christmas Eve will have a service with Eucharist at 6pm with carols. There will be no midnight service again this year. Christmas morning will be a family service at 11am at St Mary’s where it would be lovely to see everyone and all are welcome to attend all or just the one whichever you would like, a chance to find a little bit of Peace and Joy at this busy time of year.

Both Sandie and I (Sue) would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and thanks for supporting us throughout 2015.

DARTS: We played at Mountfield Club against Hawkhurst Legion in the Knockout Cup last Friday and caen away with a 6-1 victory in the darts with wins for Richard Bye, Richard Hawthorne, Kevin Dixon, Michael Stone, Keith Stone and Andrew York with 100+ scores for Keith[140, 2 x 100], Michael[120, 100] and Andrew[120, 100]. We won pushpenny 2-1 with victories for Keith Stone/ Dave Fortsch and Michael Stone/Richard Bye. We have finished until the New Year.

FOOTBALL: The Bridge 1st team made it two wins on the trot with a 5-1 home victory over Sedlescombe Rangers in the Macron East Sussex Football League Premier Division. A shot from Phil Green on 10 minutes was deflected into the net and the lead was nearly doubled but Adam Hardy’ 20 yard shot hit the post after 20 minutes. The visitors got a goal on the half hour mark when their forward beat three Bridge defenders to score to go into the break level. Two minutes after the break man of the match Phil Green’ goal bound free kick was deflected into the net and just a minute later Green completed his hat-trick with a neat finish in the top corner. The Bridge were now flying and good work by Guy Ballard saw his cross met at the far post by Ben Thorpe to score and with five minutes left Ballard beat the advancing keeper with a neat chip to remain unbeaten since the 10th October. The Bridge 2nd team travelled to Division 5 bottom side St.Leonards on a very heavy pitch. The Bridge took the lead when Sam Edmunds scored after 10 minutes and despite having most of the play The Bridge could not get that second goal before the break. The game was made save 7 minutes into the second period when Bridge keeper Nick Townsend’ long kick found Darren Poole to score on 50 minutes and the same pair combined again two minutes later to make it 3-0. The hosts did reply on the hour mark and then proceeded to try for another but man of the match young JJ Boast stood firm at the back to deny them on several occasions and in the dying minutes Matt Winchester netted for a 4-1 victory. Tomorrow the 1st team are away to Ore Athletic at Tilekiln while the 2nd team are at home to Magham Down with both matches K.O. 2p.m.

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