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Hurstpierpoint Football Club (Founded 1888)


The club was first formed in 1888 and played on a pitch near 'Danny' house, an Elizabethan mansion with extensive grounds. Hurst's current ground is at the Fairfield Recreation Ground. this has been their home pitch for more than 50 years. The playing pitch is Council owned and maintained but the pavilion is under the joint ownership of the Football and Cricket Clubs. The facilities include 'home & away dressing rooms and showers', 'referees dressing room' with shower, plus a licensed bar on match days as well as tea, coffee, sandwiches etc.
Hurst have been in the Sussex County League Division 3 since it's inception in 1983/84 and in season 2000/2001 played their 500th league game.
The highest final league position has been 5th in seasons 1987/88 and 1996/97.
These two seasons also produced other records.
The highest number of league points in a season was 47 in 1996/97
The club's record league goal scorer for a season was Mark Stafford in 1987/88 with 24 goals.
Biggest win:             10 - 0 at home v Sidlesham 1993/94

Heaviest defeat:            1 - 10 away v T.S.C. 2001/2002

Prior to joining the County League the majority of Hurst's history was as a member of the Mid Sussex League, where they enjoyed considerable success in both league and cup competitions.
Hurst did move to the Brighton & District League during the 1960's, when they progressed from Division ?? to Division 1 and before the County League formed a reserve league, were playing against all the County League reserve sides.
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