Pacquette pen seals away point for Boro’

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Eastbourne Borough claimed a precious Vanarama South point at Bishop’s Storford on Saturday.

Frankie Raymond made his first start since returning to the club on loan from Dagenham & Redbridge.

The midfielder has struggled for game time at the League Two outfit but it was his corner that produced the game’s first chance as Richard Pacquette headed narrowly wide.

Gavin McCallum also had a couple of chances but the hosts opened the scoring against the run of play through Frankie Merrifield on the half-hour mark.

Borough had to weather a storm in the second half but slowly managed to settle into some sort of rhythm.

Pacquette was brought down in the area and the referee pointed to the spot.

He picked himself up to blast the ball into the roof of the net.

As has become custom, Lewis Carey made a couple of excellent saves in the Borough goal and there was some good link-up play from Raymond, Sam Beale and Simon Johnson.

They were unable to find the elusive winner but this could be seen as a decent point from a tricky away trip nonetheless.

Team: Carey, Hamilton, Beale, Aldred, Simpemba, Raymond, McCallum, Parsons, Pacquette (Lok), Johnson, Walker (Ashikodi).

Borough host Hayes & Yeading in the Vanarama South at Priory Lane on Tuesday night. Kick off is 7.45pm