Soccer Chat – June 1973


by Terry Spencer

Now that the hubbub of Sunderland’s cup win has died down, local footballers may be wondering if this win by the underdog has any significance to football as we know it around Rye. On the day the characteristics of Sunder-land’s win were a total commitment to winning, determination, concentration, aggression, and physical and mental fitness which could be called sharpness. Continue reading Soccer Chat – June 1973

Soccer Chat June 1973

By Terry Spencer

Rye and district footballers have had a fair share of success this season, some achieving the pinnacle, others having hopes dashed on the brink. The outstanding teams have been EAST GULDEFORD and UNION. both divisional champions and cup winners. RYE ATHLETIC finished runners-up in Division II and Semi. finalists in two cup competitions whilst their 2nd team ended in the top half of Division V behind champions TRANCO. As the League’s newest club TRANCO led all season and also reached the semi-final of the lower division cup. Continue reading Soccer Chat June 1973

Soccer Chat February 1973



BELA OLAH’s RYE UNITED county league side are going through a difficult time. A dour struggle against top of the table RINGMER on 7th January, resulted in a goalless draw, thanks to some fine work by Rye Keeper STEVEN WILLIAMS, and raised hopes of a return to form by the side. The following week a scrappy home defeat to Southwick left Rye with empty pockets hovering dangerously close to the relegation zone of the Div. One Table. Continue reading Soccer Chat February 1973