LiveLIVE - Basingstoke Town v Eastbourne Borough

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FULL-TIME - Basingstoke Town 2 Eastbourne Borough 2

I'm sure there are mixed emotions in the Town dressing room right now. They did really well to grab that late equaliser but will also be disappointed with the defending that put them in that position.

It could be a turning point though, showing good spirit to break the losing streak.

See Thursday's Gazette for a full report and all of the reaction.


GOAL - Basingstoke Town 2 Eastbourne Borough 2 - Stefan Brown (90+6 min)

Wow! It looked all over but Town throw the ball forward one last time, it is flicked on and STEFAN BROWN outpaces his man before coolly slotting under the 'keeper to level the scores.


Town work the ball to Stuart Lake in the area but he is offside and scuffs his effort straight at the goalkeeper.


Town will have five minutes of injury-time to salvage something.


SUBSTITUTION - Basingstoke Town - Stefan Brown on for Jordace Holder-Spooner


Matt Warner lets fly with a free-kick from distance but it's straight at Joseph Day.


GOAL - Basingstoke Town 1 Eastbourne Borough 2 - Ollie Rowe (83 min)

Oh dear. That's more terrible defending from Town, who allow Frankie Raymond's free-kick to reach an unmarked OLLIE ROWE, and he guides the ball beyond Ashley Bayes.


Eastbourne were close to going in front there. A corner caused problems and Ashley Bayes was forced to tip the ball over as it looped towards goal.


That's a half-chance for Delano Sam-Yorke, who turns well in the box but scuffs his effort straight at the 'keeper.


SUBSTITUTION - Basingstoke Town - Callum McNish on for Shaun McAuley


Tim Sills flicks the ball on for Jordace Holder-Spooner - but he blasts wastefully off-target from an impossible angle with Delano Sam-Yorke waiting for a pull-back.


Jordace Holder-Spooner almost puts Shaun McAuley away with an outrageous pass - but the Eastbourne 'keeper is out quickly to clear.


Shaun McAuley lets fly from distance but it's straight at Joseph Day.


YELLOW CARD - Basingstoke Town - Jay Gasson

Gasson brings down Simon Johnson on the right and is shown a yellow card. Town are on the ropes a bit here.


GOAL - Basingstoke Town 1 Eastbourne Borough 1 - Ellis Remy (67 min)

A corner comes in from the left and ELLIS REMY gets enough on the ball to force it home at the far post. A scrappy goal and another test of character for the hosts.


That was a close shave for the hosts. Matt Warner's poor header led to a chance for sub Ellis Remy and Town only just smuggle clear.


Ben Adelsbury shoots from range but it's straight at Ashley Bayes.


Shaun McAuley gets the ball in space 20 yards out but his low shot is always going wide.


Town work an opportunity on the left side of the area but Jordace Holder-Spooner's cross is massively overhit.


Eastbourne are having a good spell but the Town defence is standing up to it. Ben Adelsbury has a go at goal on the volley from the edge of the area but it's weak and straight down the throat of Ashley Bayes.


SUBSTITUTION - Eastbourne Borough - Marvin Hamilton on for David Knight


Scratch that. He seems to have made some sort of miraculous recovery and is back on. Referee took his time waving him back on mind.


Robert Rice is down and it looks like he is going to have to come off.


KICK-OFF - Town get the second half under way.


SUBSTITUTION - Eastbourne Borough - Ellis Remy on for Ben Adams.


HALF-TIME - Basingstoke Town 1 Eastbourne Borough 0

A good first half performance from Town, who seem to have carried on from where they left off on Saturday.

It's been scrappy at times but the hosts have looked far more likely scorers, while the defending hasn't been bad either.


That's good play down the Town right by Shaun McAuley and Jordace Holder-Spooner, whose low cross is just smuggled wide by a defender before it can reach Delano Sam-Yorke.

A couple of corners later and a flicked header from a Town player has to be nodded away from the danger zone by a visiting defender.


Eastbourne's Ben Adams is given time and space to shoot from just outside the area - but it's a poor effort badly wide.


That's a lovely pass by Shaun McAuley to put Delano Sam-Yorke through. He holds off a defender before toe-poking the ball towards the far corner - but it floats wide.


Tim Sills seems to be pulled back as he attacks Robert Rice's cross but he stays on his feet and gets his header on target. It's just too close to Joseph Day in the Eastbourne goal.


Ashley Bayes does just enough to take Frankie Raymond's cross away from David Knight.


Stuart Lake's poor header gives away a corner. It's a decent ball in but an Eastbourne player can only head over under pressure.


GOAL - Basingstoke Town 1 Eastbourne Borough 0 - Delano Sam-Yorke (31 min)

That's a nice goal. Robert Rice feeds the ball to Jordace Holder-Spooner down the right. He turns his man brilliantly before putting in an early cross that DELANO SAM-YORKE just beats the goalkeeper to, flicking it into the net from 10 yards out.


A decent passing move leads to Tim Sills letting fly on the volley from the edge of the area - but it's well wide.

Frankie Raymond, who had that last shot for Eastbourne, spent time on loan at Town from Reading a couple of years ago. He scored the winner against Eastleigh on his Eastbourne debut on Saturday.


Stuart Lake gives the ball away in midfield, allowing David Knight to tee Frankie Raymond up for an effort from distance. This time it's well wide.


Wes Daly's cross from the left following a scrappy phase of play finds Douglas Bergqvist, but he is unable to direct his header on target.


Jay Gasson finds Delano Sam-Yorke in the right channel. He beats his man for pace before firing in a cross that Tim Sills is unable to get anything on at the near post.

It's been a good start from the hosts.


Eastbourne's Simon Johnson blasts an effort in from distance. It's over, but they're getting closer.


Wes Daly slips as he takes a free-kick and his mis-hit forces Joseph Day to save. It was comfortable for the Eastbourne 'keeper though.


Town break promisingly down the left, through first Jordace Holder-Spooner and then the overlapping Matt Warner. Sadly, Warner's low ball in is cut out at the near post, with both Tim Sills and Delano Sam-Yorke waiting at the back stick.


Some good work by Jordace Holder-Spooner wins Town the first corner of the match, but nothing comes of it.

The home fans are in good voice tonight.


The sides have been feeling each other out so far but that's the first effort on goal, Eastbourne's Ben Adelsbury blasting way over from distance.


KICK-OFF - Eastbourne get the game under way. They are shooting towards the Town End of the ground in the first half.


The players emerge from the dressing rooms on a chilly night at the Camrose.


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TEAM NEWS - Town name the same starting 11 that played so well but ultimately lost to Dover on Saturday, so Stuart Lake's nose is obviously not in too bad shape.

Town: Bayes, Rice, Warner, Bergqvist, Gasson, Lake, Daly, McAuley, Sills, Sam-Yorke, Holder-Spooner. Subs: Brown, Campbell, Dunn, McNish, Paterson.

Eastbourne: Day, Watts, Cole, Adelsbury, Rowe, Uddin, Johnson, Raymond, Knight, Lok, Adams. Subs: Remy, Paul, Hamilton, Noone, Jordan.


Good evening and welcome to live updates from tonight's Blue Square Bet South clash between Basingstoke Town and Eastbourne Borough at the Camrose.


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