Eastbourne Borough boss Bloor - 'My players were just magnificent'

Birthday boy Danny Bloor hailed his Eastbourne Borough players as 'magnificent' after they beat Maidstone United 3-0 at Priory Lane.

Saturday, 14th March 2020, 8:37 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th March 2020, 8:40 pm

A Chris Lewington own goal and strikes from Jack Skinner and James Ferry helped Bloor celebrate his 50th birthday. You can watch Bloor's interview with Kevin Anderson thanks to GBatBMedia below

And he could not have been more happy with the win. He said: "My players were just magnificent. Before the game there was a presentation and we had some high jinx in the changing room and that’s all well and good but you need to do it on the pitch and I thought to a man they were absolutely outstanding.

"To beat an ex-football league club 3-0, keeping a clean sheet and getting those three points we need, I couldn’t be any more happy."

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"I have come up here after games we have drawn and you have to be positive.

"And yes you maybe right [stuck in a rut of draws] but let’s focus on this afternoon against Maidstone United. It’s a valuable, rewarding, most pleasing three points."

And Bloor was particularly pleased with the shut-out. He said: "The real pleasing aspect for me was getting that elusive clean sheet. We have conceded some goals and some pretty sloppy goals as well. We haven’t kept a clean sheet since my first game in the league as manager and that was back in November time.

"You need a clean sheet for us to remain in this division. Let’s not too carried away, we can enjoy this win but we have still got to get plenty more points to make sure we remain in the National League South."

Borough celebrate a goal against Maidstone United. Picture by Jon Rigby