Having watched and supported the Club for nigh on 60 years now naming just 11 players from that period has been a very difficult job, and suffice to say I could easily have named a dozen squads!
1 CHRIS TURNER (GK):
Heath have been lucky to have and almost endless string of excellent custodians, but I have chosen Chris who although diminutive in size was in essence a giant between the slicks. He kept goal when Heath were struggling in the old Division 3 of the Sussex County League. It was his heroics in the Heath goal that enabled the Club to avoid relegation out of the County league and give the club a platform for the long road to recovery.
2. LEN ORAM:
A great right back in the Metropolitan League days.
4: JOSH SPINKS:
A great solid no nonsense defender who was an ever present in the debut season in the Isthmian League under Shaun Saunders.
5: JACK WILKINS:
An absolute club legend from the Metropolitan League days. Jack made 44 appearances for Brighton & Have Albion and captained Heath in the 2-1 Sussex Senior Cup final victory against Worthing played at the old Goldstone Ground back in 1957/58.
3: ANDY WILSON:
An ever-dependable left back Ken Swallow era and a mainstay of the Division 3 squad.
6: DEREK ELPHICK:
A brilliant mid-field general and Club Captain again from the Kern Swallow era.
8. JEZ LORD:
Another brilliant mid field maestro from the Ken Swallow squad.
7: CALLUM SAUNDERS:
Undoubtedly one of the best players to have graced the Hanbury turf and has a knack of scoring some memorable goals.
9: CLINTON MOORE:
Bought to the club by Howard Dunn and spearheaded the Club’s promotion back to senior football in 2002 as he formed a successful partnership with Nigerian international Kumbar Francis.
10: KEN GODFREY:
Tall gangly old-fashioned centre forward from the 60’s Division 1 squad and always amongst the goals.
11: SIMON McMENEMY;
Macca was player coach who came to the Club in 2005 with Carl Wideman and had a lethal left foot. He went onto be a coach in the Philippines and Indonesia after he left the Club.
Right, let’s have your First XI! Email your squad to Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll see it appear here.