On Wednesday 13th November, Bexhill College, in association with Chelsea Football Club Foundation and in partnership with Eastbourne Borough Football Club, defeated Burgess Hill Town 4-2 in the National Alliance Football league. The match took place at Eastbourne's home ground.
During a competitive first half which saw both sides wrestle for superiority, Eastbourne created several openings but the Burgess Hill goalkeeper prevented them from capitalising. Late in the first half Eastbourne were awarded a controversial penalty which Daniel Blackmore converted to see Eastbourne lead 1-0 at the break.
The second period saw Eastbourne dominate the game, with Blackmore's influence growing in his midfield role following a tactical switch at half time. Eastbourne then added a second goal, coming from a corner which Blackmore brought down for Josh Pool to slot into the goal. This then saw the game open up as Burgess Hill pushed for a way back into the game.
Substitute Louis Elliott added a third after coming on, before captain Matthew Astle added a fourth via a 25-yard freekick.
Burgess Hill scored two late consolation goals in the final ten minutes, which was disappointing from an Eastbourne perspective.
Blackmore was the Eastbourne Man of the Match with a mature and dominant performance which was topped off with a goal.
Eastbourne face Dulwich Hamlet away for their next match.
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