Jubilant United are in seventh heaven

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Eastbourne United AFC reached seventh heaven after defeating Oakwood 7-1 in Sussex League Division Two at The Oval.

Despite going a goal down through Mo Shugar after six minutes, United rallied and drew level through Nick Barden after 27 minutes.

Liam Baitup gave United the lead two minutes before half-time, and from then on it was one way traffic.

Jack Divall made it 3-1 to the hosts on 57 minutes after reaching a through ball from Gianluca Del-Gaudio before Baitup scored his second goal on 59 minutes.

Divall scored his fifth of the season with a thumping header before Baitup completed his hat-trick.

United captain Pete Featherstone completed the scoring on 80 minutes as United move up to fourth place in level on points with Little Common.

This weekend, Eastbourne United face a tough trip to third-place Little Common for a stiff test of their promotion credentials

Eastbourne United’s reserves shared a 1-1 draw with Pagham Reserves at Nyetimber Lane in the Reserve Section (Premier)

Elsewhere in the Sussex County League, Hailsham Town Reserves lost out in a ten goal thriller at Hassocks Reserves in the second round of the Reserve Section Challenge Cup.

The Hailsham second string lost a thrilling match 6-4 at the Beacon.