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WELL-BEATEN: Hemel Hempstead Town suffer disappointing defeat at home against Eastbourne 

 Published on: 11th October 2020   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Hemel Hempstead Town F.C

Eastbourne Borough scored three goals in first 20 minutes as they comfortably beat Hemel Hempstead Town at Vauxhall Road yesterday afternoon.

Hemel managed to score a late consolation goal in the second half through Sadik Balarabe, but the Tudors will undoubtedly be frustrated with a disappointing result on their National League South return to Vauxhall Road.

Charlie Walker scored for Eastbourne within the first minute of the game after Cox’s ball found him in the box and he managed to head home in what was a miserable start for the Tudors.

It went from bad to worse just five minutes later when Cox once again provided the cross in, and this time it was Chris Whelpdale on the end of it with his head.

Whelpdale made it 3-0 before the 20-minute mark after a loose pass from the Tudors’ defence allowed Walker to whip a ball in, and once again the striker tapped home at the far post.

James Hammond added a fourth goal for Eastbourne on the 61st minute after a low corner found him around 10-yards out, and his deflected effort went beyond Danny Boness and into the net.

Balarabe pulled one back on the 80th minute to give Tudors fans something to shout about, but it would still be a disappointing day at the office for Lee Bircham’s men.

Hemel will hope to bounce back in the FA Cup Third Round Qualifying, but it’s a difficult test away at National League North side Boston United on Tuesday night.

Picture credit: @HemelFC

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