Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Yeading for victory...

In the world of non-league football, Eastbourne Borough's fight for survival in Conference South received a boost last weekend with a 2-1 home victory against Yeading. After a goalless first-half, and a Yeading opener soon after the break, it looked like groundhog day at Priory Lane with the game following the same pattern as the ignominious 0-1 home defeat to Eastleigh the previous weekend. But Sports (so nicknamed, for unitiated readers, because until 2001 the club was called Langney Sports) dug deep and found an equaliser through Anthony Storey's stunning free-kick, with Scott Ramsay (above right) netting his 100th goal in Borough colours soon after to give Eastbourne a lead they held on to until the final whistle.

Garry Wilson's side stay 19th, fourth from bottom (only two go down), but are now six points clear of the relegation zone and level on points with 18th-placed Hayes, and three points behind 17th-placed Basingstoke Town, with a game in hand and a better goal difference.

Borough's run-in is not easy, however, and they host promotion-chasing Havant and Waterlooville on Saturday. If you're reading this on Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th or Saturday 25th, my preview for that game can be found here.


Blogger James said...

Some really good posts here. You're obviously strong on sports - the match report here is good - punchy, with relevant links. I like the column about the 2012 Olympics too - well argued with some good links. Keep it up.

By why not broaden out and cover other areas too - music perhaps. Try to experiment with a more conversational tone too.

The research for Rathergate is good - especially the links to specific posts. Are you going to write it up into a longer form?


3/23/2006 5:23 pm  

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