CHURCH AT THE DOUBLE AS CLARETS FIGHT BACK
EASTBOURNE collapsed from a 2-0 half-time lead as they conceded five secondhalf goals to promotion-chasing City.
The Clarets fell behind against the run of play as Jamie Taylor converted a cross.
Moments before Craig Braham-Barrett had been controversially denied a penalty that appeared a clear decision to everyone else in the Melbourne Community Stadium, with Braham-Barrett being booked for simulation instead.
Lloyd Dawes then raced through and rounded Sam Beasant to score.
Rod Stringer clearly spoke words of encouragement at half-time though as Anthony Church scored twice in two minutes to draw level. His first came as he reacted quickly to volley Michael West’s cross home. Less than a minute later Church restored parity as he rose highest to direct Braham-Barrett’s cross over the line.
The Clarets had to wait until nine minutes from time to take the lead – with Michael Spillane heading home a Daniel Green corner.
Three minutes later and City extended their lead to two goals as sub Kudus Oyenuga tapped home Green’s cross.
Chris Dickson completed a rout by neatly placing the ball beyond the keeper.