The Ryman Football League
Published 19th April 2012
....Ryman League Division One South club win the Sussex Senior Cup final next month.
The 19-year-old died following a street brawl in Rottingdean, Brighton, last Saturday night.
Saunders, who also played for Peacehaven & Telscombe, played several games for the Anvils this season, including in two rounds of the cup - a 5-2 win over Crawley Town and a 3-1 victory over Hastings United.
Boss Guirey believes it is only right to give the youngster's parents a medal should the Anvils win the final at Brighton's Amex Stadium.
"If we won I would give his medal to his mum and dad," Guirey said. "He played two games for us in the competition and we were all very shocked when we found out he had died.
"Connor was a lovely lad who I'd known since he was a youngster. He was a great player and a delight to manage.
"He had gone back to Peacehaven where his dad is the manager to get some confidence back after his form dipped but I'm sure he would have been back in the Ryman League before long.
"He was a really talented player and Ryman standard all day long."
Coincidentally, Crawley Down play Whitehawk in the Sussex Senior Cup final, for whom Saunders' brother Callum plays, and Guirey is hoping there will be a tribute at the match.
He said: "We are hoping to hold a tribute ahead of our league game on Saturday, but it would be nice if there was a minute's silence for the final."