United aim to avenge 9-1 Bridges massacre

A down-heartened Eastbourne United host a Three Bridges side on Saturday who have lost both keys players and games in recent weeks.

Eastbourne United boss Paul Daubeney said, “Three Bridges will be a very big test for us but they’re not in the best of form having lost a few players.”

Three Bridges have lost five of their last six games in the league but sit third in the table after a flying start to the season.

Eastbourne are rock bottom but despite last week’s loss to Pagham, the side have shown improvement.

“We were awful last week, we must be 100 percent better, my team displayed a lack of heart and we are demoralised after the loss. We deserved to lose but not 6-0, some individual errors were to blame.”

Eastbourne will welcome back Ashley Baptiste and Rory Newby who were unavailable last weekend.

Jamie Strong may start after returning from Eastbourne Borough.

With Three Bridges in poor form and Eastbourne with nothing to lose, they should be confident of improving on the scoreline when the two sides met in the reverse fixture earlier in the season and lost 9-1.

“We need points so we’ll go out and give it our best shot.” stated Daubeneny.