An early goal from in-form Danny Curd was enough to secure three points for Eastbourne Town against struggling Tooting & Mitcham United in their Ryman League Division One South clash at the Imperial Fields.
Curd played a starring role in his last game against Chipstead having scored two goals last week and at five minutes in he made a brilliant run past the Tooting defence and slotted in a clean goal past the keeper in to the bottom-right corner to give the visitors the lead.
More chances came the way of the Saffrons in the first half including two other strikes from Curd, one just going wide of the post and the other a mid-range shot in which Tooting’s Darren Bechet was able to stop with ease.
Caretaker manager Jamie Martin who is replacing the recently departed Roberto Forzoni at the South London club made three substitutions in the second half to try and turn the tide of a one sided encounter. Their best chance came at the 75th minute after a ball in from a corner was fumbled around in the box before Town’s keeper Josh Pelling scrambled to pick it up.
Minutes after Curd came close to a second goal after a brilliant cross from Matt Crabb in to the box was almost met by Town’s imperious striker who was just a few feet short of connecting to it.
Overall the squad looked strong throughout and spirited performances from Curd, Crabb and an excellent defence gave Eastbourne Town a well deserved win.
Manager Danny Bloor spoke highly of his team, “I’m pleased with our result today. Although Tooting are struggling at the moment it was always going to be a tough game but I thoroughly thought we deserved the win.
“Danny Curd’s goal was worthy of winning any game of football. We really should have scored had more today but I’m happy to be taking the three points home.”
On Wednesday Town welcome Dulwich Hamlet to the Saffrons in League Cup.