Scopes won’t get carried away with a point on the road

Brian Jeeves

Non-league round-up

Eastbourne Borough 1-1 Concord Rangers

Danny Scopes was clearly delighted with his sides’ toil in earning a share of the Vanarama National League South spoils at play-off hopefuls, Eastbourne Borough.

“We can enjoy the rest of the weekend, but we never get too carried away with a win or a draw, just as we don’t overreact to a defeat,” the Beach Boys boss told Yellow Sport.

James Blanchfield’s last-minute strike cancelled out Greg Luer’s opener to deny the hosts a fourth-successive league victory while edging themselves further away from the foot of the table.

“I think we can take some pride as a group,” Scopes added.

“We’ve been a part for some time, coming back together for training on Thursday evening. We had some new faces and a new shape with some of the boys having not played for several months.

“I think the effort and result proved what is possible when you are surrounded by like-minded people with the same aims and ambitions.”

Clarets fail Oxford examination

Oxford City 4-1 Chelmsford City

Chelmsford City’s three-match unbeaten Vanarama National League South sequence was brought to its conclusion by a ruthless Oxford City side.

James Roberts and Harvey Bradbury both bagged a brace, while Simeon Jackson netted a late consolation on his Clarets debut.

The result leaves City in thirteenth place with four victories from their fifteen league outings to date.

Brian Jeeves