Ten-man Borough slip to fourth successive defeat at Chelmsford

Matt Smart was forced to don the goalkeeper gloves as Eastbourne Borough suffered a nightmare defeat away at Chelmsford City.

The Sports went down to a solitary goal from Cliff Akurang in the 78th minute to condemn them to their fourth straight league defeat.

Smart was thrust in between the posts after Mitch Walker was dismissed in the 16th minute along with Chelmsford’s Ricky Modeste.

Borough remain four places above the drop zone but the gap has been reduced to just three points following the Easter weekend.