Eastbourne Eagles supercharge their National League campaign

Spiller and Edwards in action. Picture by Mike Hinves
Spiller and Edwards in action. Picture by Mike Hinves

Eastbourne supercharged their 2018 National League campaign with a 55-35 win at Plymouth tonight (August 10).

The Forman IT Eagles roared into the lead from the off and were never headed.

A brief mid-match rally from the Devonians was quelled as the Eagles took complete advantage of an injury to Plymouth's No 1, Ellis Perks, in the first race.

Perks, a former Eagle, had to withdraw from the meeting because of the crash.

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Connor Dugard, the Eastbourne team manager, said: "A great performance and just what we wanted as we begin a really busy period of racing.

"This has set us up brilliantly. Every team member played a full part and we look forward to completing a quick double tomorrow night at Arlington."

Scorers: Eagles: Wood 12(5), Baseby 11+1(5), Ayres 9+1(4), Edwards 7(4), Powell 6+2(4), Spiller 6+2(4), Brooks 4+2(4)

Devils: Atkins 14(6), Andrews12+1(6), Terry-Daley 6(5), Dugard 2(6), Sutton 1(6), Perks 0(1)