EASTBOURNE Borough slithered their way to a fifth defeat in six league outings when they went down to a 2-1 defeat against Tonbridge Angels at Priory Lane tonight.
Two goals from Angels’ striker, Chris Piper, condemned Tommy Widdrington’s side to a disappointing defeat in their Blue Square South clash, coming hard on the heels of a weekend loss at Weston Super Mare.
The Kent visitors had taken the lead in the 38th minute after a fumble by ‘keeper Nick Jordan allowed Piper to poke home the opening goal.
The next 40 minutes proved to be a scrappy and fiery affair at a sodden and windswept Priory Lane as both sides picked up four bookings a piece on a very slippery surface.
With just over ten minutes left on the clock, the returning Ellis Remy fired home a Michael Noone cross to level the scores with what proved to be Borough’s only shot on target throughout the 90 minutes.
However, their joy was short lived as just three minutes later, Piper bagged his and Angels’ second of the night after he capitalised on a long throw from former Sport Ross Treleaven that had been parried off the line and into the danger area by Jordan.
The visitors had a third goal disallowed for offside in the dying minutes but it was not to matter as they sat firmly to protect their single-goal margin and take all three points from a deflated Borough side.
Borough: Jordan, Hamilton, Rowe, Uddin, Noone, Gorman (Adams, 86), Adelsbury, Johnson, Hart (Remy, 60), Ademeno (Lok, 65), Shephard. Unused subs: Cole, Knight