Football Returns to Rye Salts

Rye Town v JC Tackleway

Soccer is coming back to The Salts. What a great pleasure it is to write those words. It seemed that after the death of Rye United there would never be another match played at Rye.

Now, after great efforts by a group of Rye enthusiasts the old name of Rye Town, made famous for football successes in the early 1900’s, has been revived for a new team that will carry on the tradition of football in this Ancient Town.

The first home match is this Saturday 17 September at 3pm.

It is hoped that a large crowd will be present to cheer the side on in an East Sussex League match against J C Tackleway from Hastings.

The great Rye Town Football Team in 1904
The great Rye Town Football Team in 1904

I am sure that the legends of Rye Soccer like Sydney Allnutt, Blower Pierce, Pickles Igglesden and Fred Masters will be looking down on the new Rye team and I feel sure, if we listen very carefully, we will actually hear Shoey Bennett cheering them on.

Don’t miss out on this very special occasion, lets all get down to The Salts on Saturday and give them a terrific home match send off.

Rye’s Own Bulletin Monday 12 September 2016

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