High-flying Town smash ten past East Preston

Kris Harding bagged a brace on Tuesday
Kris Harding bagged a brace on Tuesday

EAST PRESTON Football Club conceded ten for the second time this season on Tuesday evening when they lost 10-2 at high-flying Eastbourne Town.

Town, who are second in the Southern Combination League Premier Division, two points behind leaders Horsham, led 7-1 at half-time.

Nathan Crabb scored a hat-trick inside 17 minutes, his second being the 100th league goal East Preston have conceded this season.

Aaron Capon made it 4-0 on 30 minutes before Kris Harding got a goal back on 34 minutes, but Eastbourne netted three more goals before half-time through Capon, Kenny Pogue and Matthew Darby.

Wes Tate got Town’s eighth on the hour, before Harding notched his second to make it 8-2 after 73 minutes.

Bailo Camara got Eastbourne’s ninth five minutes from time, before Tate then added the tenth in injury-time.

EP remain second from bottom in the table after a seventh successive defeat.

East Preston entertain Eastbourne United at The Lashmar on Saturday before trips to Broadbridge Heath and Pagham in their following matches.

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