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Rushden & Diamonds 2 -0 Eastbourne Borough

Jefferson Louis
Louis hit his fifth Diamonds goal since signing on loan from Crawley

Jefferson Louis and Michael Corcoran scored either side of the break as Rushden & Diamonds beat Eastbourne to move fourth in the Blue Square Premier.

Diamonds dominated in the first half, but had to wait until a minute into stoppage time to break through.

Craig Farrell's free-kick found on-loan Crawley striker Louis, who headed home his ninth goal of the season.

Corcoran made it 2-0 five minutes into the second period when he looped home a header from Craig Farrell's corner.


Rushden & Diamonds manager Justin Edinburgh:

"It was solid rather than spectacular.

"In a tight game it took two set-pieces to win us the game. But overall I thought we were worthy of the win."


Rushden & D'monds: Roberts, Corcoran, Downer, Stuart, Robinson, Porter (McNamara 84), Terry, Byrne (Wolleaston 63), O'Connor (Smith 76), Louis, Farrell.Subs Not Used: Day, Pattison.

Goals: Louis 45, Corcoran 52.

Eastbourne Borough: Knowles, Baker, Pullan, Elphick, Opinel, Taylor, Johnson (Smart 61), Armstrong, Matt Crabb, Benjamin (Nathan Crabb 74), Enver-Marum.Subs Not Used: Lightwood, Rowe, Weatherstone.

Att: 1,038.

Ref: Rob Lewis (Shropshire).



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