straight over Hook.

Eastbourne Borough were blown off track on Tuesday night as a clinical Oxford United hit three in near gale force conditions at Priory Lane.
Adam Murray, Simon Clist and Craig Farrell all put their names on the score sheet to provide a comfortable three points for the away side, leaving Borough 13th in the table.

Borough stuttered in the first half allowing Oxford to take the game to tADVERTISEMENThem and to grow in confidence.

This showed when on-loan defender Adam Chapman struck a 45 yard free kick narrowly over Lee Hook's bar.
As a result of Borough pushing for the equaliser, Oxford broke swift on the counter. Winger Simon Clist with 20 minutes to go was put through, sliding past the Eastbourne defence and sliding the ball across Hook in to the net to make it 2-0.

The game could have been put beyond all doubt for the visitors five minutes from time, when Constable linked up with a Haldane through ball piercing the defence, only to crack the near post from a vicious shot.

In the final minutes a despairing shot from Ben Austin outside the box flew over the bar summing up Borough's night of missed opportunities.

With the aid of the a strong gale blowing over Priory Lane, Murray swung the ball in and managed to loop it straight over Hook.

After the interval Borough started positively. Neil Jenkins whipped in a dangerous cross forcing away goalkeeper Billy Turley to Punch the ball clear.

This was followed by a Paul Armstrong's well struck free kick, forcing the impressive Turley to tip the ball over the bar.

Mid-way through the second half the pressure was piled on by Borough. Matt Crabb made an excellent jinking run into the box to fire a snap shot only for Turley to again deny an equaliser.

Five minutes later, on-loan West Ham striker Jack Jeffery, making his debut, should have levelled the score volleying a perfectly weighted Neil Jenkins high over the stand and into the car park.

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