Two late goals save Borough in Weston

Gavin McCallum
Gavin McCallum

With five minutes on the clock and two goals down Eastbourne Borough looked like falling further down the Vanarama South table but a late comeback saw them snatch a point at the death against Weston-Super-Mare on Tuesday night.

With 85 minutes on the clock Borough looked to be heading to defeat against relegation threatened Weston-Super-Mare, which would have been a disastrous seeing as the Sports would have been plunged lower towards a potential relegation battle, but the Priory Lane club dug deep and staged a late comeback to draw.

Weston striker Tristan Plummer opened the scoring for the home side in the 11th minute of play, and the score stayed that way into the break.

The Sports looked to get back into the game in the second half with a few chances after the break but couldn’t break the stubborn Weston defence.

In the 71th minute Borough looked to be heading for defeat when Oliver Watkins struck Weston’s second, and with time running out it looked like the Eastbourne side were going to make the long journey from Weston empty handed.

Borough rallied in the dying minutes and midfielder Gavin McCallum struck to hand the visitors a ray of hope heading into the last five minutes of normal time.

The comeback was complete when the Sports piled on the pressure and scored through an own goal in 91st minute.

The late comeback takes Borough up to 14th in the Vanarama Conference South, with Wealdstone dropping to 15th.

Eastbourne Borough travel to Hayes & Yeading United on Saturday, a side that sit 18th in the table and eight points behind Borough.

Hayes & Yeading pose a similar scenario to Weston, whereby returning empty handed would put the Sports in a tough spot of bother with a relegation battle posing a genuine threat if they fail to pick up points.