i do like to be beside the seaside
An afternoon at Eastbourne Borough FC
yesterday was a fine way to shake a bastard hangover and give my son further introduction into the world of live football. The Priory Lane ground, which is about 15 minutes from my parents, was a cheap and friendly environment to watch grass-roots footie and for £9 and £2.50 for kids (£5.50 for seniors) the standard of this Nationwide Conference South match wasn't too bad at all.
In fact I quite enjoyed my first non-league experience for many a year. When I was younger I used to be a regular at Bromley
and Dulwich Hamlet
but apart from a couple of games at Hornchurch,
I had not seen football at this level for some time and was impressed both on and off the pitch.
508 watched an unfortunate Thurrock lose 3-1 to the home side
, who scored both their 1st and 2nd goals against the run of play. Pat Harding scoring Borough's and his 3rd goal late on to send the locals home happy to the tune of 'I do like to be beside the seaside.'