HIGHWORTH Town overcame a long journey to the south coast to see off Eastbourne United in the FA Cup.

A hat-trick from Aysa Corrick was more than enough to see off the seaside town and will now progress to the next round of the Cup.

Manager Jeff Roberts knew Eastbourne would be a tough nut to crack as they have won four out of four league games so far.

“We looked at them and we knew it would be a tough game coming down here,” said Roberts, following their 3-0 success.

“They were confident, they won four out of four in the league, and it was going to be tough with the long journey as well.”

He also admitted his side were slow to come out of the blocks, but believes his team have turned a corner after a tricky start to the season.

“We started the game very slowly, we were under the cosh for 25 minutes and we scored against the run of play a little bit.

“Once we scored, it turned the game around. We then dominated the rest of the first half and then dominated the second,” added Roberts.

“We came out for the second half exactly how we finished the first so we took the game to them, defenders dealt with everything and we worked hard.

“I think players are starting to realise there is a lot of competition in the squad and it is down to them to play for their places.

“It was something we needed really with the team bonding, things are on the up and we always said it was going to take a couple of months to get sorted out.”

Highworth will now turn their attention to Tuesday’s visit to Lydney Town.