Brinkhurst winner at Staines gives Eastbourne Borough relegation breathing space

Eastbourne Borough secured a vital three points against relegation rivals Staines Town on Saturday.

Tommy Widdrington’s men fell behind in the first half to a 12th minute strike from Nwokeji. Ben Watson, who scored against Sutton United in midweek, levelled on 41 minutes before Steve Brinkhurst sealed victory with a goal in the 51st minute.

The result lifts Boro to 17th in the Blue Square South table four points above the relegation zone.

See Wednesday’s Gazette for full match report and reaction.