Eastbourne Borough end pre-season unbeaten after running out winners over AFC Wimbledon XI at Priory Lane.

The Sports struggled to break the visitors down in the first half, but turned the screw after the break to run out worthy winners.

Billy Vigar and Fletcher Holman got the goals as Mark Beard’s men secured a 2-0 win, with 19 players getting more minutes under their belts ahead of the league campaign starting next weekend.

Neither team really tested the keeper in the first half, and for all their possession it took until the half hour mark for the Sports to threaten to break the deadlock.

Archie Procter found Leone Gravata in space down the left, but his ball towards Decarrey Sheriff in the middle was blocked before Shiloh Remy picked the ball up on the right and his cross picked out Gravata at the far post but he could only fire over when under pressure from Leo Young.

Chances were starting to fall to the hosts as half time approached, but there was nothing clear cut as Imran Uche headed just over.

Changes were made at the break by both teams and the Sports were quickly on the front foot. Alfie Bridgman fired over on the stretch before Uche picked out Stefan Vukoje on the right. The forward cut inside onto his left foot but his effort was deflected just wide.

Freddie Carter then shot off target when well placed after Alex Finney nodded a free-kick down into the direction of his centre back partner.

Despite those misses, Borough did make one count when they took the lead on the hour mark. Arsenal-loanee Vigar turned the ball home after good work from Gravata down the left.

Bridgman looked to add to his spectacular strike against Charlton with another here, but this time saw his strike saved low by the keeper before Borough made the win safe on the stroke of 90 minutes.

Goalkeeper Harrison Foulkes lifted the ball over the top and Holman raced onto it, before cutting inside and slotting past the keeper from a tight angle to seal victory.

Five games, and five good tests for the Sports. To remain unbeaten is testament to the squad, who having been put together over the summer have shown there is plenty of potential there. The hard work starts at home to Hampton & Richmond as the National League South gets underway.