Conditions dominate at Georgian Garden's clash.
As the school bell rang at 3.20pm, the rain suddenly announced itself and gave no respite for the duration of the fixtures.
The EP netball and football teams made the short trip across the border into Rustington for the first away trip of the calendar.
Football: Georgian Garden 5 - 4 East Preston
As the old saying goes, "It's a game of 2 halves" and it was certainly true of this fixture. Played out on a heavy pitch in need of a springtime mow, the football was not the easiest on the eye, but the commitment and passion of both teams was evident. The hosts were clinical in attack and with the slope favouring them, took what seemed to be an unassailable 4-0 half time lead. The second half was a total reversal of fortunes with EP throwing everything forward; unfortunately they didn't quite have enough in the tank to share the points. Whilst this will go down as a defeat in the annals of EP sport, it was a fabulous display of football and one of the best games witnessed in a long time - well done to all!
Netball: Georgian Garden's 9 - 3 East Preston
Mr. Toy took up the reigns of coaching the EP netball team this evening, and whilst the result a convincing win for the home side, he was impressed by the enthusiasm, drive and eagerness shown by the EP team and said that, "everyone lifted their spirits as the game developed"
Well done to both teams, spectators and staff for braving the elements and thank you as always to our hosts and everybody involved in the day.