Striker Richard Pacquette scored his third goal in three games as an impressive Eastbourne Borough claimed all three points in an entertaining 3-1 victory against Weston Super-Mare at Priory Lane.
It was the visitors who looked the most lively from the first whistle and they deservedly took the lead on 11 minutes. Striker Jamie Lucas fired a fierce effort on goal, Lewis Carey blocked the shot but Jake Harris was well place to turn in from close range.
Borough began to settle and soon created opportunities of their own. The overlapping Marvin Hamilton whipped in an inviting centre that narrowly evaded the onrushing Richard Pacquette and then James Walker.
Pacquette didn’t have to wait much longer for his goal though. Simon Johnson crossed from the left and Pacquette rose superbly to nod his header beyond Weston stopper Luke Purnell.
After the break Borough improved further. Darren Lok replaced James Walker and made a huge difference. He first set up the excellent Gavin McCallum on 61 minutes who fired home from the edge of the box.
Just 10 minutes later and it was 3-1. Lok crossed from the left, Pacquette was bundled over in the box and the referee awarded a spot kick that Pacquette blasted home to seal the victory.
Eastbourne Borough bos Tommy Widdrington said, “I’m delighted with the three points if I’m honest. To go a goal down, to what was a rather sloppy goal, and come back the way we did was great.
“No disrespect to Weston but I never really thought we would lose the game. A really dominant performance and great for the strikers to get another three goals between them.”
Eastbourne Borough: Carey, Hamilton, Khinda-John, Aldred, Simpemba, Watts (Beale 35), McCallum, Sinclair, Pacquette (Bown 86), Johnson, Walker (Lok 65) Subs not used: Lovett, Bown, Worrall.
Booked: Hamilton (68)
Weston Super-Mare: Purnell, O’Sullivan (Camper 83), Llewellyn (Fiddes 78), Mawford, Jordon, Fortune, McClennan, Brown, Lucas, Grubb, Harris (Teale 66) Subs not used: Ash, Cane
MoM: Richard Pacquette
Ref: Paul Key