Town refuse to feel sorry for themselves after loss

Eastbourne Town v Three Bridges at The Saffrons Saturday march 30th 2013
Eastbourne Town v Three Bridges at The Saffrons Saturday march 30th 2013

With just seven games to go until the end of the season, Eastbourne Town manager Danny Bloor remains tight lipped about his sides chances of a late dash for the play-offs.

Town lie mid table in 11th place in Ryman League One South, just nine points away from fifth-placed Ramsgate and have games in hand on nearly all of the teams above them.

And while Bloor’s immediate ambitions are simply “to try and win every game” Saturday’s home tie against Corinthian Casuals provides Bloor’s men with a huge incentive.

The town boss said, “If we win on Saturday we will have a record number of points.”

Victory this weekend would see Town move on to 53 points, two more than their previous season’s best of 51 and with six fixtures to play after Saturday’s game, Town could surpass the landmark with ease.

However, if they are to reach that milestone on Saturday they are going to have to do it with a squad the manager described as “a bit depleted” with skipper Ben Austin is struggling with his back and Luke Denton with a knee injury.

The pair missed Monday’s 0-0 draw with Burgess Hill , a game that also saw Town lose both Ross Sutton and Ross Treleaven to injury. All four are doubts for the visit of Corinthian Casuals.

The 0-0 draw with Burgess Hill capped a miserable Bank Holiday weekend for Town which saw them go down to relegation strugglers Three Bridges 3-0 last Saturday.

Bloom is upbeat, however, and insisted, “It’s no good feeling sorry for ourselves.

“We have to roll our sleeves up and try to win the next game.”