Bexhill College, in partnership with Eastbourne Borough FC, suffered a 5-0 defeat to Welling United in the National Alliance League.
Eastbourne started the game in high spirits due to the excellent Sussex cup victory against Stars Football Academy but were quickly on the back foot against a well organised and dynamic opponent. Welling forced Eastbourne goal keeper, Sonny Chambers, into several early saves but it was only a matter of time before the pressure took its toll. Half time arrived and Eastbourne were two goals behind, this could have been much worse if it were not for Chamber's performance.
The second half continued in the same manner with Eastbourne struggling to force the Welling goalkeeper into any serious action. Welling continued to play attractive and incisive football, which opened the Eastbourne defence up on several occasions with Chambers being overworked in goal. The result finished up as 5-0 and coach Sean Noble reflected on the game and stated that his team were second best in all departments. Welling dominated the game from start to finish and were deserved winners. Sean Noble commented "We competed well for periods of the game, however Welling's organisation and intensity both in and out of possession was something to be admired and reflected upon by our players.”
Eastbourne's goalkeeper, Sonny Chambers, produced a man of match display and the score line certainly would have been much different without his contribution.
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