Eastbourne United 3,
Hailsham Town 1
Three goals in the first half helped Eastbourne United record their second victory over Hailsham Town within the space of 10 days on Bank Holiday Monday.
Simon Rowland’s side had recently beaten Andy Goodchild’s men in the FA Cup but this time United got the better of their near-neighbours in the league.
Hailsham are rock bottom of the table having lost all four of their opening games.
On Saturday they suffered a home 4-1 defeat to Pagham and on Monday they rarely looked like causing an upset. United in contrast to Goodchild’s strugglers are flying. They have won every game of the season so far and soon took the lead against the Stringers through for Hastings united striker Bailo Camara with just seven minutes on the clock.
Player coach West Tate double the advantage for United on 32 minutes and striker Lucas Mann made it 3-0 on the stroke of halftime.
Craig Norman did pull one goal back for the Stringers on 68 minutes but they left the Eastbourne Oval with nothing to show for their endeavours.
On Saturday Hailsham turn to cup matters as they travel west to Chichester in the second round of the RUR Cup.
United will march on with confidence and welcome Ryman league outfit Hastings United to the Oval on Saturday for a rather tasty looking FA Cup clash.