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Hastings seek to recreate play-off magic 10 years on

Hastings United Football Club will be hoping to recreate the magic of 2007 as it prepares for play-off action.

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Kiernan Hughes-Mason scores Hastings United's first goal in Saturday's 3-3 draw at home to Chipstead. Picture courtesy Scott White

United to end season as country’s highest scorers

Hastings United are set to end the season as the highest goalscorers in the top eight tiers of English football.

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Heroic Chris Hughton.

Hughton is one of the most respected managers in football, he gets the credit he deserves from me - Bloom

Chris Hughton has been saluted as one of the most respected managers in the game by Brighton & Hove Albion chairman Tony Bloom.

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RUMOUR MILL: Man City in pole position for Mendy | United show most interest over Griezmann | Sanchez set to remain with Arsenal

Mendy looks like he's on his way to the Etihad.

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Dan Tewkesbury on the charge for Little Common against Midhurst & Easebourne. Picture courtesy Catherine Gurney

Five-star Common secure runners-up finish

Little Common produced a five-star performance to clinch the runners-up spot in Macron Store Southern Combination Football League Division One.

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The team celebrate. Picture by Steve Robards

Fisk's injury time winner saves Burgess Hill Town from the drop

Burgess Hill Town survived relegation in the most dramatic of finishes at the Green Elephant Stadium.
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Kiernan Hughes-Mason took his Hastings United goal tally for the season to 15 with the first two goals in this afternoon's 3-3 draw at home to Chipstead. Picture courtesy Scott White

Hastings’ play-off spot confirmed after final day draw

Hastings United Football Club’s place in the end-of-season promotion play-offs was confirmed after a high scoring draw this afternoon (Saturday). United were all but assured of finishing in the final Ryman Football League Division One South play-off spot of fifth anyway, but they made absolutely sure with a 3-3 draw at home to Chipstead on the final day of the regular season.

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Ollie Rowe scores Hastings United's third equaliser in Monday's 4-4 draw away to Lewes. Picture courtesy Scott White

United boss to make changes for home finale

Hastings United Football Club manager Darren Hare is likely to ring the changes for the final game of the regular season.

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Wes Tate on the ball for Little Common against Bexhill United on Monday. Picture courtesy Catherine Gurney

Common seek big win to nab second place

Little Common Football Club heads into its final game of the season targeting a runners-up finish and a century of league goals.

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Gareth Bale

RUMOUR MILL: Mourinho told to demand Gareth Bale in exchange for David De Gea | United target Blaise Matuidi told he can leave PSG | Chinese club will move again for Diego Costa | Everton lead the chase to sign Michael Keane

Does Bale for De Gea seem like a good swap?

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Hollington United celebrate winning the Macron East Sussex Football League Premier Division title.

Hollington clinch title after final game victory

Hollington United have been crowned Macron East Sussex Football League Premier Division champions.

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Action from Little Common's 2-0 victory over Bexhill United on Monday which made 100 percent sure of their top three finish. Picture by Simon Newstead

League chairman apologises to Common

The Macron Store Southern Combination Football League chairman has apologised for wrongly stating the league was unaware of Little Common’s groundshare agreement with Eastbourne United AFC.

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Little Common midfielder Harry Saville tries on to take on Bexhill United's Brett Patton. Pictures by Simon Newstead

Common beat Bexhill in Easter derby

Little Common’s footballers completed a league double over crosstown rivals Bexhill United for the second successive season.

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Lukaku has told friends he wants Chelsea return

RUMOUR MILL: Lukaku has told friends he wants Chelsea return | Real Madrid prepared to break world record for De Gea | Spurs set to make £30m bid for Costa | Mata set for Old Trafford exit | Ranieri ready to return to management

Is Lukaku going back to Chelsea?

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Shomari Barnwell scored Hastings United's first two goals in the 4-4 draw away to Lewes. Picture courtesy Scott White

Hastings all but secure play-off spot after 4-4 draw

Hastings United Football Club all but secured a play-off place after a thrilling 4-4 draw away to Lewes this afternoon (Easter Monday).

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Alvaro Morata

RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea reach agreement to sign Madrid’s Morata | Arsenal transfer target told Wenger will be at club next season | Bournemouth in pole position to sign Terry | Spanish side plan to poach Spurs boss Pochettino | New Man United deal for Herrera

Alvaro Morata on his way to Chelsea.
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Albion chairman Tony Bloom celebrates promotion to the Premier League

Lifelong fan Bloom’s backing and investment hailed by Hughton as ‘outstanding’

Tony Bloom’s backing and investment in Brighton & Hove Albion has been celebrated by Chris Hughton

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Albion chairman Tony Bloom celebrates promotion to the Premier League

Bloom ‘elated’ as Seagulls soar to Premier League 20 years on from brink of disaster

From the depths of almost crashing out of the Football League, Brighton & Hove Albion have soared to the heights of the Premier League and lifelong fan Tony Bloom never saw his investment as a gamble.

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Albion manager Chris Hughton. Picture by PW Sporting Pics

Hughton: Players have been easy to manage and hunger has driven promotion dream

Chris Hughton says his players’ hunger from enjoying competing at the top of the Championship has driven them to promotion.

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Ian Chapman

Former Albion defender Chapman hails Albion promotion as ‘fantastic’

Former Brighton & Hove Albion defender and coach Ian Chapman has hailed their promotion to the Premier League as ‘fantastic’.

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