Town bounce back with a battling win over Lancing

Eastbourne Town battled back after going a goal behind at the Saffrons on Saturday
Eastbourne Town battled back after going a goal behind at the Saffrons on Saturday

Eastbourne Town got back to winning ways with a first victory in four Sussex County Division One matches at the Saffrons on Saturday.

There was an all too familiar feeling after falling behind on the half-hour mark but they quickly hit back and two goals in the second half sealed a much-needed three points for John Lambert’s men.

After Lewis Finney had put the visitors in front, George Robinson drew level in emphatic fashion.

The winger, making his first start for Town after impressing off the bench in recent weeks, cut inside from the right hand side before firing an unstoppable effort into the top corner.

And 20 minutes into the second half, Town were in front as Matt Maclean showed his predatory instincts to sweep home after an effort from Danny Ellis was saved.

Ellis played a part in the goal that would seal the three points five minutes later, too.

The midfielder swung over a free-kick to find Jack Turner on the penalty spot, and he headed back into the opposite corner to make sure his side earned the spoils.

Town totally dominated from there on as the confidence with which they approached the beginning of the season seemed to return.

And with title rivals Littlehampton having their game with St Francis Rangers called off, they gained some ground on the sides in front. They stay fifth on 49 points, nine behind leaders Dorking Wanderers, with three games in hand.

Town Team: Nessling, Duncan, Axell, Keehan, Turner, Sutton, Robinson (Upton), Darby, Maclean, Smith (Ellis), Dryer (Clarke).