It was a disappointing afternoon for Eastbourne Borough as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Slough Town.
Eastbourne were dealt a double injury blow in the opening twenty five minutes after Tobi Adebayo-Rowling and Jordan Rose both hobbled off, and Slough looked to make the most of exploiting the hosts’ make-shift defence when Warren Harris’ cross looked to pick out George Wells but it just evaded the defender at the far post.
And the Rebels broke the deadlock, albeit in fortuitous circumstances before half time. Dan Roberts turned well on the edge of the area but seemed to drag his shot wide of the far post, but Harris lunged in and was able to turn the ball in from a tight angle.
The Sports then spurned a great chance to draw level within a minute of the restart when Greg Luer broke down the left and teed up Nick Wheeler, but from ten yards he fired the ball over the bar.
And Borough were made to pay for that miss after the hour. Scott Davies played a neat ball through the Sports defence to set Roberts away, and one on one with Tom Hadler made no mistake.
And the hosts’ misery was compounded late on when Roberto Nditi was sent off for a second bookable offence – the second of which he can feel hard done by.
In truth, it was a tough afternoon at the office for Lee Bradbury's men, especially on the back of three good performances. And with a run of difficult games ahead, the Sports will be hoping this performance was a mere blip ahead of their visit to Bath City.