Boro' cruise to Roy Hayden Trophy

LIAM Enver-Marum grabbed a brace as Eastbourne Borough won the Roy Hayden Trophy with a comfortable 4-0 victory over neighbours Eastbourne United AFC.

Boro' shuffled their pack and made eight changes from the side that beat Barrow on Saturday, with Andy Atkin, Paul Armstrong and Gary Elphick the only survivors.

And the home side were given the perfect start after just 90 seconds when a lack of communication between United full-back Rafa Ciupinski and goalkeeper Adam Sargent allowed Crabb to nip in and score against his old club.

Enver-Marum then doubled the lead on 17 minutes with a tremendous curling effort from the edge of the box that dipped and beat Sargent before flying into the far corner.

United found themselves 3-0 down in extremely harsh circumstances six minutes later. A cross from Dan Smith took a wicked bounce inside the area, hit the leg of a United defender and Sargent, unsure if he could pick it up, got a hand to the ball and was penalised just yards from the goalline.

Enver-Marum piled on the misery by somehow blasting Andy Atkin's indirect free-kick through a flimsy wall and into the roof of the net.

Ben Billings was at the heart of United' best first half play but he could only conjure a shot high and wide early on and an effort charged down inside the box.

Both sides made a number of changes at half-time and during the second half.

United looked the sharper after the break, Boro' keeper Michael Jordan called into action to deny early efforts from Steve Morris and Billings.

Boro' substitutes Simon Weatherstone and Jamie Taylor almost combined for a goal on 58 minutes but the latter volleyed across goal from Weatherstone's left-wing centre.

Taylor was not to be denied however and when Enver-Marum's low shot cannoned off the post, the in-form striker snapped up the rebound.

Nick Maynard, who played in goal for United in the second half, made several fine stops to keep the score down, using his legs to deny Enver-Marum and his hands to claim a mishit chip from Taylor.

Enver-Marum was denied his hat-trick when he was pulled up for a foul as his glancing header found the net, but Boro' celebrated their first silverware of the season as the final whistle went.

Elsewhere, in the Sussex County League, Kenny McCreadie's return to the Beaconsfield was a happy one as his East Grinstead Town side beat Hailsham 5-1.

McCreadie, now first team coach at the Wasps, saw his side take a 2-0 lead before Scott McDonald pulled one back for the Stringers.

However they could not work their way back into the game and East Grinstead heaped more misery on the Stringers by finding the net a further three times.

Full reports in both games in Friday's Eastbourne Herald.