I don't have a second team as I can't afford the emotional burden or the extra grey hair, however I do take a little interest in Eastbourne Borough
'The Sports' are having an exceptional season and currently sit top of the Conference South
table, four points ahead of local rivals Lewes
with 8 games left.
Lewes is just 17 miles from Eastbourne and have led the table almost the entire season but have recently suffered a collapse in form not winning for 5 matches. Eastbourne meanwhile are on a roll scoring 12 goals in their last three picking up at maximum 9 points.
Borough take on two of my old local sides this Easter weekend. They host Bromley
later and then travel to Park View Road to play Welling United
With a population of 100,000 Eastbourne
is a big town and it would be great to see them playing at a higher level, although the town does cater for three teams - Town
as well as Borough. Their crowds average about 1,000, which is the second highest in the division behind Newport County, although somehow over 3,000 crammed into Priory Lane on New Years Day to see them get beat by Lewes.
I made a promise that I would try to see them again this season but it hasn't happened, however I will keep a closer eye on them between now and the season's end and perhaps I will get to a play-off game after all!