Elliott return helps Town make a point

Eastbourne Town v Worthing
Eastbourne Town v Worthing
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Another eventful week at the Saffrons saw Eastbourne Town finish Saturday with a well earned point.

management team in place, following Tony Reid’s midweek resignation, Sammy Donnelly held the Eastbourne Town reins for his former club’s visit on Saturday.

Steve Elliott made a welcome return to central defence after a long-term injury.

The hosts took the lead after 15 minutes when the prolific Billy Medlock fired home after his initial free kick was blocked by the Worthing wall.

As the ball rebounded off the defenders, it fell perfectly for the ‘on fire’ Medlock, who made no mistake with his second effort from 20 yards.

Worthing levelled after 29 minutes when a poor pass from the Town midfield was collected by a youthful Worthing team.

The ball was worked across Town’s box where it found Brandon O’Neil who hammered home.

The visitors went ahead five minutes before the break following a super passage of play. Ex-Town youngster, Will Hendon, got forward down the Worthing right side and his superb cushioned pass fell perfectly for the overlapping Lloyd Dawes who fired the ball home expertly to send the visitors into the half time break with their noses just in front.

Town were level just five minutes into the second period when they scored having just won their first corner of the match.

From a superb corner kick, big full back Ross Sutton got in front of his marker to climb highest to head powerfully home and level the scores.

Both sides had plenty of chances to win the game and penalty claims at both ends went unanswered. Worthing had the balance of possession but the home side worked their socks off in pursuit of a good result.

The new boss would have been encouraged and with Elliott returnin and Medlock continuing to score, Town have a chance of staying in the Ryman.

TOWN: Broadbent 7, Salami 7, Sutton 7, Davidson 7, Elliott 8*, Pollard 7, Del-Guardio 6, Akhurst 7, Hollobone 6, Medlock 8, Watson 7

Subs not used M Brown Johnson Holford Sesey Brand

MOM: Steve Elliott - an outstanding return to the team

Att: 235