But can they do it on a cold, wet, afternoon in Burgess Hill?
By Ed Bending
What’s with all this rhyming?
It was off to Burgess Hill that Brighton went to play,
Although being in a Catholic School they were not here to pray.
After the meet copious amounts of deep heat was applied,
They then headed to the pitch with a triumphant stride.
Brommers took the warm up as the rain began to pour,
But Ed has some dodgy shoes and kept stacking it on the floor.
The game started with very little of note,
With chances at goal equally remote.
Mid-Sussex opened the scoring with a well worked short,
Which changed their score to one from nought.
Brighton replied with JC bundling in a goal
After Patrick raced down the wing like a newly born foal.
Brighton's pressure continued but they could not convert,
But chances would surely come if they remained alert.
Short after short, after short, after short,
Mid-Sussex defended these invaders entering their fort.
A ball entered the D and towards Captain Bending,
Could he apply the final touch to give this game its ending?
The ball was fast so he flailed his stick,
But off the keepers pad it did take a nick.
The umpire was undecided if it was a goal or not,
May there be one final twist to this plot?
Help was needed, so his partner he did consult,
Luckily a goal was awarded to give Brighton the result.
Brighton ground out a victory in the cold and rain,
And more points added to their Sussex League campaign.
MOM - Ryan & Bromley
Baking - Hehir - 8.2 for his Battenburg