National League South Sat 7 January Twerton Park
Bath City
Eastbourne Boro

Following an early departure on a cold and wet Saturday morning for the first away trip of 2023, Borough ended up second best at Twerton Park.

With a number of enforced changes due to injury, Borough started the game with no less than 4 under 18 players on the bench and a significantly re jigged starting eleven.

After a bright start with a number of good half chances we fell behind on the 35th minute to a fantastic opportunistic 25 yard goal that that curled around Lee Worgan into the bottom left of the net.  Despite pushing hard, the deficit remained. 1-0 at half time.

The heavy rain was subsiding as the second half started but it was to be a struggle to play our normal quick passing game as the pitch had already begun to cut up.
There were two great chances for Shiloh Remy and Greg Luer in the first five minutes of the second half which could have changed the game but were both put wide.

As we pushed forward on the search for an equaliser, gaps began to appear in the midfield and Bath almost took advantage on 60 minutes with their number 9 through one on one with Worgan, who saved magnificently down low to his left.

On 72 minutes Danny Bloor made his first change with Charlie Walker making way for the youngster Fletcher Holman but six minutes later on 78 minutes, Bath virtually killed the game off with another goal. A fantastic strike from 25 yards going straight into the top let hand corner giving Worgan no chance.

Despite further changes made by Bloor on the 80th minute with Scarlett replacing an injured Burchell and an 89th minute change with Bull replacing Innocent, Borough could not get a goal back going down to a 2-0 defeat.

Borough:- Worgan, Burchell (Scarlet), Innocent (Bull), Barry, Dickenson, Perez, Hammond, Luer, Walker (Holman), (C), Remy,  Gravata,

unused subs, Holter, Pollitt

Attendance 1079

Player of the match:- Brad Barry