Tom denied win in 700th game
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: ★★★★★