Eastbourne Town looking to bounce back after 'a bad week at the office'

Town players celebrate Evan Archibalds goal against Shoreham. Picture by Joe Knight
Town players celebrate Evan Archibalds goal against Shoreham. Picture by Joe Knight

Eastbourne Town will hope to return to winning ways when they host Newhaven at the Saffrons this Bank Holiday Monday (11am).

Town suffered back to back defeats at the hands of Shoreham on Saturday and newly promoted Lingfield on Tuesday evening.

Kai Bichard scored a late winner for Shoreham after Town talisman Evan Archibald had cancelled out Andrew Dalhouse’s opener.

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Samuel Clements scored the winning goal for Lingfield ten minutes into the second-half, in a game that was bereft of chances.

“It has been a bad week at the office,” Lambert explained.

“It is a tough one because we aren’t taking our chances. Although, we didn’t create too much against Lingfield. It was an awful game but then we made a mistake for their goal. We made mistakes Saturday too and they punished us, and we just can’t buy a goal at the moment.”

Lambert feels his injury plagued squad are suffering in the forward positions with Evan Archibald still the only fit forward. The manager confirmed he hopes to sign a new forward by the end of the weekend and hopes to have Sam Carrington and Aaron Capon fit for the Newhaven game.

“There’s no good crying over it we have just got to get on with it,” he said.

“Nobody is going to put it right apart from ourselves so it is just going to be a lot of hard work and they have got to listen and carry out the instructions we give them and hopefully we can then get back on track but that is football. Sometimes it kicks you in the teeth and we have got to try and come back from it.

“The time between the next two games will hopefully give us a chance to get one or two in and let one or two go but we’ll see.”