Burgess Hill Town to make changes for Sussex Senior Cup match against Peacehaven

Football. Sussex League. Burgess Hill V Eastbourne Brough friendly. Action from the match. Eastbourne's Dean Sinclair tackles  Burgess Hill's Joe Keehan.     Picture: Liz Pearce 260714. SUS-140726-200744008
Football. Sussex League. Burgess Hill V Eastbourne Brough friendly. Action from the match. Eastbourne's Dean Sinclair tackles Burgess Hill's Joe Keehan. Picture: Liz Pearce 260714. SUS-140726-200744008

Burgess Hill Town manager Ian Chapman says he will make up to five changes for Wednesday night’s game against Peacehaven in the Sussex Senior Cup.

Chapman’s side are on an incredible run, with their only defeat of the season coming at Dartford in the FA Cup.

They are now into the next round of the FA Trophy after beating Chesham on Saturday and are still unbeaten at the top of the Ryman South division - just one point ahead of Faversham Town with two games in hand.

And although he will be making changes for the Senior Cup match, he is still taking the game seriously.

He said: “We want to win Wednesday night. We are looking to win this cup if we can.

“Yes the league and the FA Trophy are more important but it’s nice to keep winning.

“There are a lot of fixtures at the moment but when you are on a run like we are you don’t mind.

“We will look at making some changes for the Peacehaven game.

“It’s vital to have competition for places and games like these are a channce for players to play themselves into contention.

“Peacehaven are a good side and have a good manager in Shaun Saunders. They won it last year so they will be looking to retain the cup.”

Joe Keehan and Graham Martin will both miss out against Peacehaven through injury but are expected to return for Saturday’s league trip to Whitstable Town.

The Hillians were 10 points clear last time they played a league match three weeks ago, but due to cup matches, are now only one point clear.

Burgess Hill have been drawn against Folkestone Invicta in the FA Trophy and the game will take place on Saturday November 8.

General manager John Rattle said: “We are pleased to have a home draw in the next round of the FA Trophy against Folkestone Invicta FC on Sat 15 Nov. We hope we can attract another good crowd to the Green Elephants Stadium with Folkestone being one of the ‘form’ sides in the Rymans South league it bodes well for an entertaining game.

“We have a difficult league game away to Whitstable Town FC on Sat, so we will focus on that game first.”