Dunston UTS ** Northern Div One [Table Pos 11] v West Auckland Town AFC ** Northern Div One [Table Pos 5]
Eastbourne United ** Sussex County Div Two [Table Pos 1] v Ampthill Town Spartan ** South Midlands Premier [Table Pos 1]
Sholing ** Wessex Premier [Table Pos 2] v Wisbech Town ** United Counties Premier [Table Pos 7]
St Andrews ** East Midlands Counties [Table Pos 6] v Newcastle Benfield ** Northern Div One [Table Pos 15]
Subject: Match Officials
As the Treasurer of EASTBOURNE UNITED ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL CLUB, I would like to congratulate the four officials (Andrew Laver, Shaun Farrer, Michael Hayden and Matthew Goldsmith) on their handling of our F.A. Vase match against Morepeth Town on Saturday 22nd February 2014.
Whilst it was the biggest match for us in many years, there was a hostile crowd of Morepeth supporters that gave the officials a challenging ninety minutes and hopefully the officials were satisfied with the protection to and from the pitch that our stewards gave them.
The game could have easily got out of control had it not been for the excellent performance of the referee and his assistants, of which I thank them very much, and hope the crowd pressure didn't deter them from enjoying a very interesting cup tie at our ground in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
We would welcome you to pass on our congratulations as clubs are always quick to condemn officials and slow to appreciate them.
Eastbourne United Association Football Club (Treasurer)