THE MATCH: Both East Thurrock United and Eastbourne Borough are in desperate need for points as they look to finish the season on a high.

Rocks, beaten 5-2 by Spennymoor Town in the FA Trophy on Tuesday, have failed to find any sort of consistency following a fast start to the season, with only that run stopping them from entering the immediate relegation quagmire.

However, a continued slide could result in just that. Rocks welcome an Eastbourne side who failed to win a league game in January but were emphatic 4-1 winners against Hungerford Town last time out.

As hit and miss as Rocks have been in recent times, victory tomorrow could see them end the day six points off the play-off places.

THE INSIGHT: “I have had time to reflect on the Trophy defeat and although I maintain we were terrible I have to look at why,” said boss John Coventry.

“I believe the squad isn’t good enough and changes will be made. Nothing drastic for the reason that in 40 competitive games we have only been beaten in 25 per cent of those and for a club like us I have to look at that sensibly. We are conceding too many goals and that must change.

“Eastbourne will be difficult as they are a team looking for points to guarantee their position. They got a win last week so will be confident and have a very good manager in Jamie Howell.

“The advantage we might have is they may find it hard to play on our pitch.”

THE TEAM NEWS: Tom Richardson and Calvin Ekpiteta have deaprted the club, with Joe Christou making the move to join from Thurrock. Sam Higgins and Marvin Ekpiteta return.