Town were on the road again Saturday, for the second game on the bounce. After a solid one-nil win at Little Common, next up, it was a tough trip to fourth place Steyning for Jude and his squad.

Handshakes and fist bumps between the players and mascots before Steyning Town v Eastbourne Town kick-off.

Steyning started better, moving the ball around nicely which was expected on the artificial surface at their home ground of, The Shooting Field. Grant Radmore clocked in with the first shot of the game but his strike sailed well over Winterton’s crossbar.

Moments later, Radmore went down unchallenged in serious discomfort and had to be stretchered off with what looked like a knee injury. Best wishes to him and a speedy recovery.

Grant Radmore receiving treatment for a suspected knee injury.

After the restart, Town really started to come alive and look threatening. Winning free kicks around the Steyning box and throw ins high up the field, Town were putting the pressure on. Eventually, that pressure would pay off. Leon Greig’s throw-in lands at James Hulls feet near the byline, the striker flicks the ball across the box and James Waters converts on the swivel to make it one nil Town!

Moments before James Waters strikes the ball between the defender’s legs and into the back of the net.

Just eight minutes later, with Town defending a corner successfully, Chris Winterton launches Town onto the counterattack with a long kick. He finds a battling Ollie Davies who calmly lobs Steyning’s goalkeeper, Lucas Szendela Goetzke and puts Town two nil up!

Ollie Davies celebrates his goal, along with the Eastbourne Town bench in the background.

Town continued to apply the pressure up until halftime. Ollie Davies turned creator but James Hull couldn’t convert on the stretch, whilst Leon Grieg curled his freekick just over the bar.

James Hull desperately trying to reach Ollie Davies’s cross.

Town started the second half how they finished the second, on the ascendency and Ollie Davies and James Hull linking up again. Sisimayi too had an opportunity to make it three but his effort was straight down the middle and into the keepers hands.

Town would keep their shape well for the rest of the second half. Winterton was called into action once more, having to make a good near post save to keep his clean sheet intact. Holman, Capon, Duah and Barlow would all make an appearance and help Town go on to secure the win.

Jude Macdonald gives his post-match talk to the squad.

That win sees us move up to 5th with a game in hand over Steyning Town in 4th.

Town are back in action on Tuesday 14th February at The Saffrons, against Hassock from 7.30pm.