Rearguard action delights boss Bloor

Eastbourne Town manager Danny Bloor praised his backline as his injury-hit squad look to build upon their encouraging midweek victory at the Saffrons tomorrow.

Injuries have decimated Town’s line-up, with 10 players unavailable for selection in their 3-1 win against Chipstead on Tuesday night (See page 82).

Ahead of tomorrow’s league clash against Godalming, Bloor said, “Although we’ve been forced into changes, it’s been really important for me to be able to select a settled back four and keeper, Kieran Thorp. Over the last couple of games they have all been outstanding.”

Despite a number of long-term absentees, Bloor will not be drawn into bringing any new players in, “If our team with 10 first-team players unavailable was more than good enough to beat a sixth-placed Chipstead, then there’s really no need to sign anyone else.”

Of opponents Godalming, Bloor said, “They’ve had contrasting results of late, losing 6-0 at Bognor Regis but they beat Burgess Hill 4-0, so it should be a good game.”

The likes of Matt Percival and Steve May could feature on Saturday to ease Bloor’s injury worries as Town aim to maintain their good form and climb up the table.

As always with each home game, U16 can enter the Saffrons free of charge to watch Ryman League football.