Maidstone United 0-0 Eastbourne Borough
Maidstone United 0-0 Eastbourne Borough

Maidstone & Eastbourne played out a bore draw on Tuesday night.

Both sides huffed & puffed but with no creativity the scoreline never looked like being troubled.

Maidstone’s recent bad record at home continues as they seem to find it hard to win whilst Eastbourne were robust & defended well with Tom Hadler ex-Gillingham keeper not having to make a save.

The game started quickly for Maidstone and as early as the first minute Noah Chesmain picked up a clearance on the edge of the area but his first time shot went wide

Minutes later Sam Corne saw his curling effort from 20 yards out go just past the post.

The game went into slumber as both teams continually gave the ball away.

Another half chance came Maidstone’s way when Clovis Kamdjo on the right crossed into the area where Dan Wishart rose but his header went over the bar.

Eastbourne had to wait until the 28th minute for their first chance when Greg Luer on the right wing crossed to the back post but Kristian Campbell headed just wide of the post.

The rest of the half, however, played out to little or no incident with little to entertain the crowd.

The second half could have been better if Eastbourne had scored in the 49th minute. James Ferry ran from the halfway line into the area but from 10 yards his shot under no pressure went past the post.

The game again went into a lull until the midway through the half when a cross into the area found Gavin Hoyte at the back post but his goal bound shot was blocked for a corner.

Maidstone had another half chance nine minutes from time when a corner to the back post was headed back into the 6 yard box by Ryan Johnson & Wishart under pressure shot wide.

The final chance of the game arrived in injury time when Charlie Walker saw his free kick from 25 yards pushed away by Jake Cole.

In reality neither side deserved anything more than a point a piece and it is a result that maintains both sides middling start to the new season.

Maidstone United:

Cole; Hoyte, Kamdjo, Elokobi, Kyei, Corne (Allen 59), Akanbi (Olutade 77), Chesmain, Khan, Johnson, Wishart

Subs not used: Gilbert, Divine, Lewington

Eastbourne Borough:

Hadler, Adebayo-Rowling, Campbell, Willis, Khinda-John, Adebowale, Torres, Luer, Romain (Walker 79), Ferry (West 66), Gayle

Subs not used: Cox, Wheeler, Gharbaoui

Attendance: 1713

Referee: Mr T Bishop

Assistants: Mr J.Bolland, Mr L.Nunes