The relegation excitement down in the Conference this afternoon reached epic proportions as Eastbourne Borough grabbed a late winner from the penalty spot
to preserve their status in front of 2,634 supporters at Priory Road. With Gateshead winning
as well at home to nothing to play for AFC Wimbledon, it was Forest Green Rovers who were relegated
after losing at long-time down Grays Athletic.
Rovers were leading 1-0, then Grays drew level but with a point still enough to keep Rovers up Cissoko headed home from an 86th minute corner for Grays to send Forest Green down.Ebbsfleet won
at Tamworth 4-3 but Gateshead and Eastbourne winning consigned the Kent team owed by MyFootballClub
to relegation after 9 years in the Conference. Hopefully this won't be the death knell for the Fleet whose entire squad are out of contract in the summer and now only have 800 MyFootballClub members, a far cry from the 32,000 who signed up when they took the club over in November 2007.
Anyway congratulations to the Borough who survive to play their 3rd season in the Conference. They'll be dancing on the South Downs tonight!