Revenge is sweet in a five star United show

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Eastbourne United AFC moved up into third place in Sussex League Division Two with a thumping 5-2 win at Wick.

Wick, who lost their previous league fixture 6-0 at Midhurst & Easebourne, were the first side to inflict a league defeat on United this season back in September as United slumped to a 2-1 defeat.

United started the game slowly and within ten minutes found themselves a goal when Kieron Playle-Howard in space fired home.

The visitors pulled level when a great cross field ball from Jamie Bunn was met first time by Jack Divall as he lobbed his effort over advancing goalkeepers head with 20 minutes gone.

Four minutes later a Simmonds’ free-kick following a foul on Bunn was turned in by Liam Baitup to put the visitors ahead.

Wick pulled themselves level on 37 minutes when a free-kick was not dealt with and Michael Frangou fired home.

United played some good football throughout the match and retook the lead on 63 minutes as another inviting cross by Bunn was headed into corner of the net by Pete Cooper.

United game themselves some breathing space and increased their lead to 4-2 when Aaron Filsell crossed for Shaun Lee to bundle home the defenders 5th goal of the season.

Wick refused to go down without a fight and only a superb save by Adam Sargent with five minutes remaining denied Fragou doubling his tally.

The victory was sealed on the stroke of full-time when another Bunn cross was met with a thumping volley from 20 yards by the impressive Divall to give the recent signing his second of the match and send United back to The Oval with all three points.

EUAFC are in action again tonight (Tuesday) at The Oval in the RUR Cup Third Round against First Division Lingfield. Kick off at 7.45pm.