Eastbourne v Stevenage preview

Eastbourne Borough v Stevenage Borough Tuesday, March 2 – 7.45pm ko Langney Sports Club, Priory Lane, Eastbourne, Sussex, BN23 7QH The season so far Stevenage Borough remain in second place in the Blue Square Premier, three points behind leaders Oxford U

Eastbourne Borough v Stevenage Borough

Tuesday, March 2 - 7.45pm ko

Langney Sports Club, Priory Lane, Eastbourne, Sussex, BN23 7QH

The season so far


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Stevenage Borough remain in second place in the Blue Square Premier, three points behind leaders Oxford United and six ahead of York City.

Boro have not been defeated at home in the league all season but have lost four of their 16 games away from home. Graham Westley's men lost two on the spin before they pulled off a 1-0 win in north Wales at Wrexham last Wednesday with David Bridges scoring the winner.

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Eastbourne did Boro a favour on Saturday by beating York and in doing so put an end to their host's 10-month unbeaten home run.

They remain close to the relegation zone, however, being just two points above Gateshead who are 21st. Eastbourne have also played more games than everybody in the league (34 times) except Ebbsfleet United (36) and Hayes and Yeading (also 34).

Last time these two sides met

The last time the two Boro's met Stevenage ran out 2-0 winners at the Lamex Stadium in September with Jon Ashton and Ronnie Henry getting the goals, the latter his only strike this season.

Boro were beaten in the corresponding fixture last season 2-1. Simon Wormull scored first for the hosts before Eddie Anaclet equalised but on-loan striker Lyle Taylor scored late on for Eastbourne to condemn Boro to their then sixth defeat of the season.

Who to watch

Boro's joint top-scorer Charlie Griffin could make a return to the side after missing the win over Wrexham due to personal reasons. Graham Westley will also hope to have Andy Drury and ex-Eastbourne striker Yemi Odubade back in contention.

Strikers Liam Enver-Marum and Jamie Taylor are Eastbourne's top scorers this season. Enver-Marum has hit 15 in all competitions this season, including the winner against York, while Taylor has hit 14.

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