Shoreham held by Eastbourne United

Shoreham player-manager Kane Louis
Shoreham player-manager Kane Louis

SHOREHAM had to settle for a point in their County Division 1 fixture with Eastbourne United on Tuesday.

Mussels were more than a match for last year’s Division 2 Champions, but could not take all three points.

Shoreham player-boss Kane Louis was happy with his side’s performance and said: “We played really well, worked hard and showed some really good football.

“If I’m honest I think we deserved to take all three points from the game, but i felt some of the officiating was very strange.

“We had Jason Edwards sent off and I felt it was very harsh to be honest.

“I said to the boys after the game that did a great job and I thought we deserved the victory in the end.”

Shoreham took the lead with the very first attack of the game as Jamie Craddock’s square ball found Carl Dunk who slammed the ball home from close range.

The visitors were level just a minute after, though, as Jason Taylor slammed the ball home.

Wes Tate should have put Eastbourne ahead on 30 minutes but he failed to find a finish when in a good position.

The Mussels took the lead for the second time just a minute later as Alex fair clipped the ball home after Ross Myer’s played him in.

Justin Gregory nearly made it three on the stroke of half-time but his effort was saved by Adam Sargeant in the visitors goal.

Eastbourne drew theselves level for a second time on 50 minutes, when Tate cut the ball back for Dan Pollard who colly slotted home to make it 2-2.

Fair nearly stole all three points for Shoreham late on but his shot bounced back of the post.

Jason Edwards was given his marching orders late on for what looked like an honest attempt at a tackle, as both side’s had to settle for a share of the spoils and remain unbeaten in four games.

Shoreham travel to Broadbridge Heath in the County League Division 2 this coming Saturday.

SHOREHAM: Betts; Gregory, L Edawards, Fleming, J.Edwards; Millis, Allan, Craddock, Myers; Fair, Dunk. Subs: Best (Craddock), Buggy (Fair), Godstone (Myers), Stevens.