Shaun’s late header ensures win streak continues for United

Eastbourne United celebrate their last minute winner at Little Common
Eastbourne United celebrate their last minute winner at Little Common

Eastbourne United made it eight league victories from nine at Little Common on Saturday.

Following an enforced two week spell without a fixture due to the recent cold weather, United continued their good form which has seen them rise to fourth in the table.

On a slippery pitch United had half-chances through leading scorer Peter Cooper and Simon Catt, but neither could beat Jon Saunders in the Common goal.

Cooper came the closest to opening the scoring when his effort was foiled by Saunders at the near post after a deflected Catt cross.

United took the lead their possession deserved when Catt split the Common defence with an inch perfect ball to Cooper, who calmly took the ball on and slotted home to send United into the break with a one goal advantage.

The wind and rain persisted and Common found their way back into the match on 67 minutes as United weren’t quick enough to close down a short corner which gave Dominic Cruttenden the time and space to hit a looping effort from 25 yards over the outstretched dive of Sargent.

Common pushed forward and took the lead when Callum Wooler’s effort slipped through the grasp of keeper Adam Sargent.

Midfielder Billy Trickett equalised against his old club before Shaun Lee forced a late winner following a goal mouth scramble.

United: Sargent, Lee, Hughes (Del-Gaudio) , Jules, Featherstone, Stracey, Bunn, Trickett, Cooper, Catt, Russell (Baitup), Sub Not used Daubeney.