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Heath To Face Burgess Hill Town In The Sussex Senior Cup Semi-Final

By Peter Chapman

The Hillians overcame Eastbourne Borough to set up a mouth-watering Mid Sussex Derby on February 27th.

It's the tie we were all hoping for with Shaun Saunders' Haywards Heath Town getting to face Burgess Hill Town in a competitive fixture for the first time in many years with a place in the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup Final at the Amex Stadium the big prize for the semi-final winners.

Burgess Hill overcame National South side Eastbourne Borough on Tuesday evening (February 12th) thanks to an extra-time goal from Dan Beck to record a 1-0 win.

The semi-final comes around very quickly and will take place on Wednesday 27th February with a 7:15pm kick-off at Culver Road, the home of Lancing FC and the Sussex FA.

Culver Road has been a happy hunting ground for Heath this season with wins in the Sussex Shield against Brighton and Hove Albion's development squad, a 10-1 RUR Cup win over Lancing and a thrilling 5-4 Bostik League win over Horsham.

Haywards Heath's last appearance in a Sussex Senior Cup final was in 1957/58 when we beat Worthing 2-1 at the Goldstone Ground.

Burgess Hill Lost to Hastings Town 2-1 at Crawley Town's Broadfield stadium in 1997/98 final.

We hope that as many of you as possible can make it down to the South Coast to help cheer on Shaun and his team.

Updated 21:03 - 13 Feb 2019 by Peter Chapman

Where next?

Weekend Preview Heath make the trip to Phoenix Sports tomorrow looking for another 3 points on the road and the U18's welcome Rottingdean Village on Sunday
Weekend Preview as Heath Welcome Herne Bay FC Heath welcome Herne Bay this Saturday to Hanbury as they look to improve on their home form.


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