WHITSTABLE TOWN 2 EASTBOURNE TOWN 0
The early exchanges of this Ryman League fixture were fairly even . In the 6th minute Eastbourne found the net but the goal was disallowed for offside. Two minutes later Nicky Southall drifted an excellent free kick just wide of the goal. For the next passage of play both sides looked nervous and the game passed without too much incident. The match came alive in the 29th minute when Southall sent in a cross which found Stuart Vahid who slotted the ball to James Beecroft who fired home. This seemed to inspire the Reds and in the 35th minute Micheal Everitt sent a long short wide. Four minutes later the ball fell loose to Damian Abel who fired his shot at the keeper. Just on the stroke of half time Abel tapped the ball into the net only for it to be given offside.
The second half got off to an electric start when straight from the kick off Jake Beecroft sent in a pin point cross for Scott Heard to head home Town’s second. Town continued to press playing some excellent football although Eastbourne did look dangerous on the break. On 57 minutes Beecroft weaved through the defence but shot wide. On 70 minutes Heard released man of the match Beecroft who checked back but could not get his shot in . On 83 minutes an Eastbourne attack ended in a shot that thumped onto the bar. But Town held onto all three deserved points.
Team: Shaw, Hamshare, Parter, Everitt, Gillman, Hare, Southall (Luchford), Beecroft, Vahid (Smissen), Abel (Morrish), Heard