Bexhill College in association with Eastbourne Borough Football Club and Chelsea Football Club Foundation returned to action on Wednesday suffering a 5-2 defeat away to Worthing Football Club.
Following an open beginning to the game which saw both teams create openings at both ends, Eastbourne suffered from a crazy 10 minute spell which saw them concede 3 goals in 10 minutes. With half time approaching Delight Akerjola scored with a finish from a freekick to send the sides into half time with the score 3-1.
Eastbourne started the 2nd half well and created several good openings and should have seen themselves draw level. Worthing withstood the pressure and stretched their lead by two further goals before Louis Elliot grabbed a late consolation goal 10 minutes from time. John Caicedo rattled the Worthing bar from distance late on as Eastbourne finished the game well, which displayed good levels of character.
Academy Coach Sean Noble reflected on the game, “Our own mistakes has cost us in terms of securing points from the fixture. In defence we need to make ourselves more difficult to score against and eradicate the simple errors that we are making which are leading to goals and in attack we must be more ruthless as we cannot afford to give up good opportunities in every game".
James Long performed well in goal on debut along with Herbert Ademola in the heart of the defence. Eastbourne’s player of the match was awarded to Corby Ovenden who produced a mature performance in midfield combined with good composure when in possession.
Long, Graves, Mason, Ademola, Duah Ovenden, Simmonds, Elliot, Gibson, Ali.
Howard, Caicedo, Moir
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