Chipstead double for Curd as Town find their top form

Danny Curd
Danny Curd

Eastbourne Town 3,

Chipstead 0

Eastbourne Town earned a standing ovation from their supporters after their 3-0 home victory against highflying Chipstead at the Saffrons on Saturday

Two goals from Danny Curd and one from in-form striker Richard Greenfield saw off their opponents and made it four home wins from five for Danny Bloor’s men.

The opening period was very committed and competitive. Town had the upper hand with ball possession but their final pass often let them down.

Bloor gave a debut to former Albion and Sidley United goalkeeper, Josh Pelling, and he enjoyed a fairly easy baptism with the home defence up to most things that came their way.

Town opened the scoring On Saturday, a neat interplay with the ever lively Curd saw Greenfield through on goal and he kept a cool head to finish well.

Chipstead’s most potent threat, James McShane shot from the edge of the box and thew effort whistled narrolwy over Pelling’s goal. In Town’s next attack, Curd was hauled down just outside the visitor’s penalty box. Matt Crabb’s free kick was saved, Greenfield smashed the ball back and Curd diverted the ball into the net for number two.

Sonny Cobbs headed straight at Grant from matt Crabb’s cross before Crabb had an effort on goal superbly saved.

Josh Pelling ensured he kept a clean sheet on debut with some tidy goal keeping from two swerving long range efforts.

The third goal arrived three minutes from time.

Curd pounced on hesitant defendingout raun the defence and finished expertly for his seventh of the season.

TOWN: Pelling 7, Lansdale 7, Sutton 7, Cobbs 8, Fogden 7 (Austin 8 18), Greenfield 8*, May 7, Strevett 7, Curd 8, Billings 7 (Geard 73), M.Crabb 7

S.Crabb 7 (Greenfield 80) Att: 173

MoM: Richard Greenfield - a very influential performance.