New Town boss Laundon laments ‘two silly goals’ at the Saffrons

Eastbourne Town v Redhill at The Saffrons
Eastbourne Town v Redhill at The Saffrons

Eastbourne Town are still looking for their first point under new manager Kevin Laudon after a disappointing display in their first home game of the season.

The new boss made four changes to the side after Saturday’s defeat away to Horsham Town.

Liam Baitup nearly gave Town the lead on just three minutes after Matt Hill found him in the box, with a neat ball forward, but Andy Greaves in the Redhill goal stretched to save superbly.

That scare seemed to give the visitors some impetus and they opened the scoring soon after when pacey striker Richmond Kissi ran through the defence to slot past Greg Nessliing.

Town made few chances though and Adam Davidson had the best effort but his goal-bound effort was blocked.

Billy Medlock’s eagerness to run into the channels also caused problems, although he was left frustrated after rough treatment form the Redhill defence and was booked for lashing out.

In the second half Kissi dealt Town a sucker-punch when he nipped in front of Steve Elliot to double the advantage just after the hour mark.

In a heated final 20 minutes things threatened to boil over after a series of ugly looking challenges from both sides.

A scuffle broke out after Redhill’s Matt Robinson went in late on Ross Sutton and the substitute might think himself a little unlucky to have been sent off.

The extra man proved to be no advantage and Billy Medlock’s free kick, which sailed narrowly over, was as close as they came. The visitors saw the game out to cap a miserable night at the Saffrons and manager Laudon was left fruistrated.

“I think we ran out of ideas, we ran ourselves into the ground and we lacked confidence.

“To concede two sloppy goals like that is not good and we’re far too easy to break down at the moment. We had a game plan to counter attack them and it seemed to be working early on but we conceded two silly goals which was disappointing.”

TOWN: Nessling, Denton, Sutton, Sutton, Elliot (c), Trotter, Davidson (Reid), Hall, Streuitt, Baitup, Medlock, Cole (Jones)

Referee: Aji Ajibola

Attendance: 163

Man Of The Match: Billy Medlock (tireless running )