Everitt goal enough to edge out Eastbourne
FOLKESTONE Invicta completed back-to-back league wins for the first time since August on Saturday, as an early James Everitt goal saw them beat Eastbourne Town at Cheriton Road.
In conditions markedly different to the heavy rain that fell during the sides’ 2-2 draw in November, Everitt struck in the 14th minute of a first half that the home side dominated.
Recalled to the team after injury, in place of Gillingham youngster Jacob Arnold-Smith, who was in action for his parent club, Everitt tapped home past Russell Tanner after the keeper had initially saved from a short corner.
Josh Vincent then volleyed over from a Michael Everitt cross, and Jimmy Dryden forced Tanner into a save as Invicta upped the pressure in search of a second goal.
The visitors briefly threatened when Jamie Salvidge’s shot was blocked by Liam Dickson before Darren Smith, Josh Burchell and Jimmy Jackson all created opportunities that were all missed.
Chances continued to come and go in the second half, with the hosts once again enjoying more than their fair share.
Jackson saw two further efforts flash past Tanner’s goal and Dryden shot straight at the keeper after combining with Smith.
Peter Cooper and Salvidge threatened briefly at the other end, but Jack Delo was never in danger as Adam Davidson also failed to find the target.
Frankie Chappell headed against the bar in the final minutes, but in the end one goal was enough to secure another victory for Neil Cugley’s men.
James Everitt scores for Folkestone against Eastbourne on Saturday