Town triumph at Horsham with injury-time winner in nine goal thriller

Eastbourne Town manager John Lambert
Eastbourne Town manager John Lambert
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Eastbourne Town recorded a thrilling 5-4 victory against Horsham in a Southern Combination Premier top of the table clash at Gorings Mead.

Town remain in second place, two points behind Horsham but have a crucial game in hand on the leaders.

Town were off to a flying start as they took the lead through Matt Derby on two minutes. Horsham though came back into the game and levelled the scores on 18 minutes thanks to an own goal after good work from Evan Archibald.

The hosts then got their noses in front on the dash of halftime with a super volley from Kieran Pamment.

Town were dealt a servere blow just six minutes into the second half when Horsham extended the lead to 3-1 through Archibald.

Jason Taylor came on for Darby and it was Taylor that pulled one back to make it 3-2. Town then equalised in the last few minutes as Kenny Pogue headed home their third.

Sam Willett fired Town into a 4-3 lead before Horsham dragged themselves back into the game once more with another Town own goal.

But Town would not be denied and deep into injury time Jack Turner popped up with the winner to complete the scoring and put the finishing touch on a crazy top of the league encounter.

Town travel to Arundel on Tuesday night while Horsham go to Broadbridge Heath.