The representative team were due to play in the first round of the South East Regional Disability Cup during the weekend, however one of the two teams from Kent FA unfortunately had to pull out of the competition at the last minute. With the two top teams from this round going through to the next stages of the cup, Sussex County Representative side and Maidstone United from Kent will now automatically go through to the next round. Not wanting to miss out on the opportunity to play football, a friendly match went ahead instead of the planned cup matches.
For many of the players this was their first 11-a-side 90 minute match. Maidstone took an early lead through a Sussex own goal and continued to be a strong force upfront for the whole of the game scoring 6 goals. Sussex remained composed throughout and with this being their first match of the season showed great team spirit and real potential for the remainder of the season. The game ended with a spectacular free kick from Sussex making the final score 6-2 with a Maidstone win.