Hill leveller for Seagulls
GETHYN Hill struck a late leveller and almost snatched a last-gasp winner as Weston-super-Mare picked up an important point at Eastbourne Borough in National League South.
Eastbourne opened the scoring when Charlie Walker fed Joel Rollinson, and his cross into the centre landed perfectly on the right foot of Borough skipper Kane Wills, and he guided his shot into the corner of Luke Purnell’s net.
Walker fired over from outside the area, while Jennison MyrieWilliams volleyed wide after Tom Gardner had cut out an Eli Phipps cross for Weston.
Phipps also volleyed wide after Alex Byrne’s corner had been headed clear to him.
Purnell made an excellent save just before half-time, while Marlon Jackson then shot into the arms of Sam Howes after driving forward from halfway.
Lloyd Dawes fired over when well-placed inside the box, and Phipps could not get the ball out his feet quickly enough from George Nurse’s clipped cross, the Welshman’s shot blocked.
However, Weston equalised when Phipps turned and got a shot away on the edge of the area. Howes pushed it away, but then following in was Hill, and he tapped into the unguarded net.
And in the last additional minute of the game, a loose ball fell to Hill. The striker’s first touch set the shot up, and he unleashed a rocket, which smacked off the post from 30 yards and bounced away to safety.
Despite the point, Weston are still three points adrift at the foot of the table – and seven points away from safety.