Peacehaven’s 3-0 victory at St Francis Rangers yesterday (Saturday) means they can effectively win the Sussex County Football League title with a win in their last home game of the season on Tuesday.
A win over Shoreham at the Sports Park on Tuesday (April 30, 7.30pm kick off) would see the Tye on to 93 points with two matches left to play.
And the only two teams left in the division who can still catch Shaun Saunders’ men are Redhill and East Preston – who can both only match that points total if they win all their remaining games. But Peacehaven’s massively superior goal difference (+79 to Redhill’s +49 and East Preston’s +49) means one of those sides would have to do something unfeasible to catch Peacehaven should they win on Tuesday.
Also, East Preston and Redhill have to play each other next Saturday May 4, meaning only one of them could possiby reach that 93-point total.
The club are now calling on fans to make their way to Tuesday’s game to witness what could be a glorious part of the club’s history.
The Tye website said: “A colossally hard season draws to a close and Peacehaven can effectively win the title on Tuesday night.
“A 0-3 win away at St Francis Rangers with goals from Wes Millis (5 minutes), Craig Bunch (83 minutes) and Joe Dryer (87 minutes) mean Peacehaven are in pole position.
“On Tuesday night Peacehaven have the ooportunity to win the title for the first time in 20 years.
“Come down and support the club and the charity www.connors5.com”
Club Development Manager Andrew Melbourne added: “Everyone at the club has worked so hard this year to give Peacehaven the chance of reaching its highest point ever in the football pyramid.
“We can all but secure the title on Tuesday at our home game against Shoreham. It would be great to get a bumper crowd to spur the boys on to victory and all but mathematically lift the trophy.”
Peacehaven have two away games after that where they could clinch the league title if it doesn’t happen on Tuesday. First they are away to Horsham YMCA on Saturday (May 4) then away again in their very final league game of the season, at Chichester City, on May Bank Holiday Monday two days later.
They also have a John O’Hara League Cup final meeting with Littlehampton Town to fit in before the end of the season. That game looks set to be played on Friday, May 10 (7.30pm) at Lancing FC’s Culver Road ground.