Lacklustre first half worried Daubeney

Manager Paul Daubeney admitted his was slightly worried as Eastbourne United fought back for a valuable 2-1 win at Southwick last week.

Daubeney’s men climbed to fifth thanks to goals from Pete Cooper and Simon Catt. But the manager said, “We could have been 3-1 down at half time and we were very lacklustre.”

A Nick Barden volley hit a defender’s arm to allow a confident Cooper to convert the penalty just before half time before Simon Catt fired his first goal of the season and United’s winner.

Southwick won and scored a penalty as ‘keeper Adam Sargent brought down an attacker but United were able to hold out.

Tomorrow (Saturday) United face a home tie against Oakwood in the RUR Cup.

Daubeney said, “We’ll play with the same side and hope to do well. The goal this season is to get promotion and rebuild the club.”

Oakwood are struggling at the bottom of Division two and have only won one league game all season.