Iden Ladies V Eastbourne Ladies 1969

The grass on the pitch was too long but the ladies from Iden and Eastbourne made a real match of it

By Jim Hollands

It was one of  Iden Ladies early matches. They played Eastbourne Ladies at Iden Park. Don’t know the final score but it seems Eastbourne were leading by one goal to nil when the film finished into the second half. No doubt there are ladies out there who will tell me the result.

Iden Ladies 1969
Iden Ladies 1969

Iden was a hot bed of local soccer, running two men’s team and a ladies team in the early 1970’s. Bernard Say was the organiser, he ran Iden Stores at that time. His son Jed has carried on the tradition and Iden are one of the few local teams left. They will lead the way as soccer finds itself again and youngsters find that there is more fun chasing a ball than following it on some computer simulation.

A “RYE’S OWN” Film – Released 11 September 2015

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