United hit for seven in home loss to leaders

Paul Elliott got United's goal on Tuesday
Paul Elliott got United's goal on Tuesday

Worthing United Football Club’s winless run increased to four games on Tuesday evening when they lost 7-1 at home to Eastbourne Town.

Town are in a two-horse race with Horsham for the Southern Combination League title and moved five points clear at the top with the victory.

United trailed 2-0 after just 15 minutes through goals from Nathan Crabb amd Kenny Pogue but Paul Elliott got a goal back for Mavericks five minutes before half-time.

However, there was still time for Town to score twice more before the break through Jason Taylor and Crabb. Dan Rogers made it 5-1 on 62 minutes, before Town’s sixth came through a Grant Philpott own goal.

Crabb then got the seventh to complete his hat-trick 11 minutes from time.

United boss Nigel Geary said: “We got back in it at 2-1 and were in the ascendancy but then conceded two more goals before half-time and the game was all over.

“It was disappointing and our performance level needs to be better than it has been.”

UNITED: Trigwell; Marsh, Hasan, Philpott, Hall; Rose, Gilmour, Nagle, P.Elliott; Blundell, Gritt. Subs: Clarke (Nagle 66), Tugnutt (Blundell 71), Rahaman, Evans.

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