Bottom side Selsey not to be taken lightly says boss

Town have been among the goals this season
Town have been among the goals this season

John Lambert has told his players not to get complacent as bottom side Selsey visit the Saffrons in Sussex County Division One tomorrow (Saturday).

It will be ten games unbeaten for Eastbourne Town if they avoid defeat, but the boss expects his players to remain professional against a side who have just a point to their name.

“The fact they’ve not won all season worries me a bit,” he said.

“The last thing I want is the players thinking it’s going to be a rout. If we works as a team and we apply ourselves it will probably happen anyway but all that matters is getting three points.”

Town’s recent run has seen them climb to third in the league - just three points off leaders Littlehampton with a game in hand and a superior goal difference.

Despite the boss airing on the side of caution, Selsey’s recent form suggests Saturday represents a chance to rack up a few more in the goals scored column.

They were beaten 9-1 at Loxwood on Tuesday night and have shipped goals for fun in recent 8-2 and 5-1 defeats to Newhaven and Horsham YMCA respectively.

Town’s potent strike force will be looking to cash in with Dom Clarke, Liam Baitup and Dan Smith all firing of late. Lambert said all three are itching to play tomorrow but he prefers to play two up top and he revealed he’s having trouble choosing who to leave out.

“It’s the most difficult department ,” he added.

“Three are fighting for two spots and they all have the right to knock on the door and ask why they’re not playing as they’re all scoring goals.”