Eastbourne Borough manager Danny Bloor says their stop-start schedule is almost ‘impossible’ to deal with.

The Sports played their first game since December 15 on Tuesday night as they were beaten 3-2 by Maidstone at Priory Lane.

That is after their three previous games in the Vanarama National South had been called off, due to either positive Covid test in either Borough’s or their opposition’s camp.

However, they now do not have a game till January 23 when they host Slough Town and Bloor admits Borough would have loved to have a game Saturday to bounce back rather than waiting.

He told The Argus: “We would have 100% preferred to play again on Saturday because this constant stop-start is impossible.

“But we just have to get on with and do as we are told.”

Borough fell to a narrow defeat on Tuesday against Maidstone, but given their lack of games, Bloor was pleased with the performance.

He said: “The first 15-20 minutes we were devastating, but as you rightly say we haven’t played for a long while.

“But there were some good aspects and I think that perhaps in the end having not played for such a long period did catch up with us.”

Joel Rollinson had put Borough 1-0 just four minutes in after he lobbed Maidstone keeper Chris Lewington from the edge of the box.

But that lead lasted just seven minutes as Noah Chesmain chipped a ball to the back post to Charlie Seaman, who scuffed his effort but it was accurate enough to go into the far corner.

The visitors took the lead just three minutes later, as Seaman’s cross was met by George Porter.

His effort was well saved by Franco Ravizzoli but the ball fell to Joan Luque who smashed his effort home from close range.

Borough then equalised in the 28th minute, after good work from Charley Kendall out wide saw him beat Chesmain and his cross was headed home by Chris Whelpdale to score his tenth goal of the season in all competitions.

Maidstone then scored what proved to be the winner just two minutes into the second half after Porter’s cross was headed in by Scott Rendell.

However, despite the defeat Bloor was full of praise for Rollinson after his impressive performance.

He said: “He was our man of the match and ended up playing at right back, but he was very impressive.”