Eastbourne Town Match Report

Steyning Town 2 Eastbourne Town 0

Steyning continued their promising early season form with a 2-0 home win over Eastbourne Town at home on Saturday. On a blustery day at The Shooting Field The Barrowmen played plenty of good possession based football and were in control for large parts of the game but found their opponents dogged a tough to break down. Town made a few changes. With Cooper away Lats Oladokun came in a for a competitive debut at centre half, and Edwards and Meehan were back in as starters with Clark and Leahy rotated to the bench. Ex Steyning U18 Tommy Charlwood also took his place on the Town bench for the first time.
Ultimately the game was settled by a goal in either half. Firstly on the half hour mark Ross Edwards thumped home a fine bullet heaqder from a pin point corner and then midway through the second half Harry Shooman finished off a well worked moved with a clever header at the far post angled back across the keeper from a lovely cross by man of the match Lloyd Francis.
After going 2 up and seemingly putting the game to bed Town became a bit ragged and gifted up a few good opportunities to let our visitors back in to the game, however a combination of poor finishing and good keeping from Lucas kept them at bay. The Barrowmen themselves also passed up an number of opportunities to increase the size of the win, but ultimately it finished 2-0.
The downside of a good afternoon for Steyning was seeing centre forward Jack Langford hobbling off the pitch in the first half, with a recurrance of the hamstring injury that has been dogging him through pre season. We wish Jack a swift recovery.
Next up the league action continues with an away game with Loxwood FC on Tuesday evening. KO 7:45pm
Town Lucas, Hallett, Shooman, Barnes, Oladokun, Da Costa, Remfry, Edwards, Langford, Francis, Meehan Subs used: Goldson, Towning, Clark, Leahy, Charlwood
Att 115
Final Score: Steyning Town 2 Eastbourne Town 0
Man of the Match: Lloyd Francis
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