The meet the new neighbours series continues
This will be Eastbourne Borough`s third season in the Blue Square Premier thanks to a late penalty on the final day against eventual Play-Off winners Oxford United. Simon Weatherstone despatched the 84th minute winner from the spot to ensure The Sports stayed up.
Gary Wilson works wonders with a side many feel are punching well above their weight just being in the Premiership. This summer he has charmed forward Richard Pacquette from York, Rikki Banks from Lewes and Matt Langston from Histon. Free agent Kane Wills has also joined the fold with Paul Armstrong Liam Enver-Marum and Marc Pullan being released.
A run in the FA Cup, good levels of visiting support and avoiding relegation will be the order of the day in 2010/11
Full name Eastbourne Borough Football Club
Nickname(s) The Sports
Founded 1964 (as Langney)
Ground Langney Sports Club (Capacity: 4,134 (542 seated))
Highest Crowd 3108
Ave gate 1131
Chairman Len Smith
Manager Garry Wilson
2009-10 Conference National, 19th
Rikki Banks TBA Danny Knowles (1) Greg Nessling (19) Dean Lightwood (30)
Kane Wills Matt Langston Darren Baker (2) Neil Jenkins (3) Ben Austin (5)Ollie Rowe (16)Matt Hurley (20) Gary Elphick (24)
Matt Smart (4) Andy Atkin (9) Simon Johnson (12) Danny Brown (26)
Richard Pacquette TBA Steve Brinkhurst TBA Matt Crabb (11) Simon Weatherstone (14) Nathan Crabb (15) Jamie Taylor (18)
Kane Wills unattached
Rikki Banks – Lewes – Free
Matt Langston Histon – Free
Richard Pacquette York – Free
Paul Armstrong Liam Enver-Marum and Marc Pullan.