Eastbourne Borough FC - The Sports

Wings Win At The Lane

by Lee Peskett

Tabke toppers proved their promotion credentials in a 3-0 win at Priory Lane on Easter Bank Holiday Monday.

Georges Ehui made his home debut after tasting victory at Bromley the previous Saturday, but his side would be well beaten v Welling United.

In what proved to be a rather dour affair the visitors proved their clinical nature, scoring when the opportunity presented, either through luck or guile. The opening goal fell very much into the "luck" category when following a refereeing faux pas awarding The Wings a corner incorrectly the ball was lobbed forward and as Scott Kinch competed for the ball it hit his shoulder wrong footing Danny Potter, the ball dropping into the bottom corner for 1-0.Ehui tested Sam Mott with a free-kick on the stroke of half time, would the second 45 would see a response from Boro ?

Elliott Charles replaced Jonte Smith early in the second half but the visitors would extend their lead before he could make an impact. On 56 minutes Anthony Acheampong powered home a full bloodied header froma right-wing corner to double the lead.

For the first time in the game Boro now grabbed the upper hand, but the visitors were resilient, absorbing The Sports attacks and with 10 minutes to go a quick break saw substitute Kiernan Hughes-Mason finish past Potter for a 3-0 scoreline that was a tad harsh on Boro.

Borough: Potter, Adelsbury, Cole, Ehui (Lok 74), Rowe, Watts, Johnson, Aldred, Jonte Smith (Charles 54),  Hart, Raymond (Jamie Smith 65)

Unused Subs:  Shephard, Uddin

Cards: Aldred Y


Welling United: Mott, Franks, Williams, Kinch (Fakinos 78), Martin, Acheampong, Gallagher, Clarke, Reid (Guthrie 61), Lafayette, Fairweather-Johnson (Hughes-Mason 68)

Unused Subs: Craddock, Turner

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Cards: Martin R

Goals: Kinch 19, Acheampong 56, Hughes-Mason 80

Ref: Mr. I. Cooper

Att: 631


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