United strive to replicate cup success

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Eastbourne United return to domestic duty this weekend full of confidence from their double cup success.

United triumphed by six goals to one over fellow Sussex County Division Two side Midhurst and Easebourne in the Sussex Senior Cup on Saturday.

Pete Featherstone, Danny Simmonds, Liam Baitup, Pete Cooper and Drew Greenall got the goals for a rampant United side to see them into the next round of the cup over managerless Midhurst.

That result followed on from their 3-1 victory over Oakwood in the RUR Cup a week previous.

Now, Paul Daubeney’s men will hope to replicate their cup success when they face a league fixture for the first time in three weeks against Broadbridge Heath this weekend.

Following a slight dip in results that saw the Oval outfit lose four matches out of five across all competitions during September, United have begun to rediscover the form that placed them at the peak of the table in the early stages of the season with back-to-back wins in their last two league encounters.

Now, they prepare to travel to one of the league’s top performers in Broadbridge Heath, who currently occupy fourth in the Sussex County Division Two table - just two places above Eastbourne.

Broadbridge have lost their last three fixtures across all competitions, giving Daubeney’s men the confidence edge over their Sussex rivals.