Eastbourne Town go into tomorrow’s game against Ramsgate on the crest of a wave following their victory in a scintillating seven-goal thriller last weekend.
Town came back from 2-0 and 3-1 down to eventually beat Chatham Town 4-3 in a classic encounter at the Saffrons and advance into the next round of the FA Trophy.
It was certainly a memorable match for the weekend the club marked its 130-year anniversary, with boss Danny Bloor delighted at the manner of victory.
He said, “It was the most entertaining match I’ve been involved with during my time at the club, and certainly one of the best games I’ve ever seen.
“The character the players showed was fantastic. To pull out that kind of performance in a game worth £2,000 of prize money was a great effort from everyone.
“We can’t rest on our laurels though. We’ve made a decent start and got some momentum going but we now need to keep that up.”
One player who deserved special praise was dynamic midfielder Sam Crabb, whose two goals last Saturday proved to be the catalyst for such a dramatic comeback.
It is these types of performances that have made Bloor such a huge fan of the player, with Crabb’s current boss full of praise for the Town talisman.
Bloor said, “When Sam believes in himself then he’s as good a player as we’ve got, and one of the best in this league.
“I’ve always been a big admirer of Sam, even when I wasn’t his manager.
“He’s a nice lad, works really hard and we’re now starting to see the best of him.”
Crabb will be looking to continue his hot-streak when his team resume Ryman League action at the Saffrons tomorrow, with Ramsgate’s veteran manager Jim Ward hoping his side can bounce back from the midweek 4-1 defeat at home to Bognor Regis.
Matt Geard is the only injury doubt for Town.