Eastbourne Borough Match Preview

City make their longest trip of the season on Saturday for the visit to play off hopefuls Eastbourne Borough, hoping to extend their four match unbeaten run.

They came out on top against the East Sussex club at Twerton in late January when two first half headed goals from Alex Fletcher sealed a very welcome 2-1 win.

The Sports currently sit in sixth position, their highest as yet, having won their last four matches, which included a stunning comeback against then leaders Dorking Wanderers in their most recent outing at Priory Lane.

Two consecutive 3-2 victories reinforces the fact that while scoring goals presents few problems, they have conceded the most of the top eight.

Following a nightmare start to their season when they lost 5-0 to visitors Hampton & Richmond, Eastbourne have won half of their 14 home matches, the stand out wins being 6-0 against Braintree and a 5-2 victory over Hungerford.

One player who City will need to keep a close watch on is Charley Kendall whose 18 goals puts him in 4th position in the league’s top scorers chart. At the end of the season he will join Lincoln City of League One.

City have visited Priory Lane on eleven occasions since 2003 and only suffered three defeats in that time.

Ten points have been secured from the last four meetings, with the most recent being a 2-1 win on the 3G surface on the Saturday before Christmas 2019.

The highlights are worth watching for the incredible late fightback, a moment of magic from Tom Smith and commentary by the legendary Kevin Anderson.

Priory Lane is a neat ground located in the outskirts of Eastbourne but its elevated position means it can get a little fresh with the sea breezes so warm clothing is strongly recommended!

While there are no pubs of note in the surrounding area, the large, comfortable clubhouse is one of the best in this league.

Eastbourne makes a fine base for those supporters making a weekend of it, with a brisk walk to Beachy Head and a stroll around the Marina amongst the attractions..

The 180 mile trip by road from Bath will take around four hours as will the train journey.

Rail travellers should note that there is a three mile bus or taxi trip to the ground from Eastbourne or Hampden Park stations.

Whichever means of travel you use to get to Eastbourne, have a safe journey and hopefully the reward of three points as we look to continue the unbeaten run!

And for those who cannot make it, do remember to follow all of the action with live commentary from Bath City Internet Radio.