Bore draw for Borough in final game of the season

Lewis Carey
Lewis Carey

Eastbourne Borough rounded off their Vanarama South season with a stalemate at Tommy Widdrington’s former club Hemel Hempstead.

A typical end of season encounter Road saw both sides settle for a point, with the Tudors probably the more disappointed of the two teams having missed a second half penalty.

Matty Harriott had three opportunities in the first period for Hemel but, on each occasion, the midfielder failed to find the target.

Just before the interval, Nathaniel Pinney should have given the visitors the lead when he found himself in space but he dragged his shot wide.

The second period was much the same as the first, with the Tudors creating more of the chances but failing to trouble Lewis Carey in Eastbourne goal.

James Potton almost got the better of him with a free-kick, but the Borough keeper pushed the ball out for a corner.

The defining moment of the game came halfway through the second period when Dennis Oli headed on to Nicke Kabamba, who was pulled back as he seemed set to strike on goal. The referee awarded a penalty but only gave a yellow card for the offence.

With normal penalty taker Jordan Parkes sitting in the stand due to suspension, Matty Harriott stepped up but, to the home crowd’s frustration, he drove his spot kick wide.

A late effort from Pinney almost stole the points, but in the end 0-0 was a fair result.

Borough: Carey, Worrall, Beale, Evans, Watts, Khinda John (Pinney), Aldred, McCallum, Pacquette, Johnson (Lok), Haysman,

Not Used: Pring, Simpemba, Botting.