Tom de­nied win in 700th game

The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH - By Ken McEwan

AF­TER their seven-goal maul­ing of Gosport, Poole Town were brought down to earth with a bang as they were held to a goal­less draw by East­bourne Bor­ough.

The Sports were in­debted to keeper Jor­dan Holmes who made sev­eral stun­ning saves to deny the vis­it­ing play-off can­di­dates, whose man­ager Tom Kil­lick was in charge for the 700th time.

Poole should have taken the lead in the 19th minute when Richard Gille­spie’s glanc­ing header was wide of an open goal.

But Bor­ough also en­joyed plenty of pos­ses­sion with Nat Pin­ney, Jamie Tay­lor and Alex Smith all go­ing close.

Poole thought they had taken the lead in the 34th minute when Steve Devlin’s shot bounced down from the un­der­side of the bar and Luke Bur­bridge headed home, but an as­sis­tant’s flag ruled Bur­bridge off­side.

Both sides went all out for win­ner in the sec­ond half, but it was Poole who went clos­est when Bur­bridge cut in the from the right and fired over the bar, be­fore Holmes pulled off the save of the day when he tipped away a Miguel Bap­tista drive that looked des­tined for the net.

Both sides were re­duced to ten men late in the game, Craig Stone and for­mer Bor­ough player Lewis Tal­lack re­ceiv­ing straight red cards for clumsy chal­lenges. STAR MAN: Jor­dan Holmes (East­bourne) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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