Eastbourne Town return to winning ways but Horsham maintain lead at the top with away victory at United

Eastbourne United v Horsham
Eastbourne United v Horsham

Eastbourne Town still have a very slim chance of winning the Southern Combination Premier title as they returned to winning ways with a comfortable 4-0 victory at Horsham YMCA last Saturday.

Town took the lead at Gorings Mead on 23 minutes through Callum Sherriff and Wesley Tate doubled the advantage on 45 minutes. Jason Taylor made it three just after the break and Brett Patton completed the scoring with an 85th minute fourth.

John Lambert’s Town side are second in the table on 85 points. They are three points behind leaders Horsham who have a game in hand on Eastbourne Town.

Town have just two games of the season remaining and this Saturday they welcome mid table side Broadbridge Heath to the Saffrons. Their final game of the season will see them travel to Lancing at Culver Road on April 23.

Town were hoping that neighbours Eastbourne United could do them a favour against Horsahm at the Oval.

However, the league leaders proved too strong for Tobi Hutchinson’s men as Horsham won 3-0. Kieron Pamment opened the scoring on 45 minutes and Pamment added their second on 84 minutes. Evan Archibald added a third for the away side in injury time. United have gained just one point from their last four matches and are ninth in the league standings.

United are back in action this Saturday as they travel to Loxwood for their penultimate game of the season.

Horsham have three games remaining and tonight (Tuesday) they visit struggling Hailsham Town at the Beaconsfield and on Saturday they play Hailsham once again at Gorings Mead. Their final game of the season is against Pagham at Nyetimber Lane on April 23.