Eastbourne Borough travel to Havant & Waterlooville on Wednesday night looking to make it back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

That’s after the Sports secured their second win of the new National League South season on Saturday.

Sam Beard and Yaser Kasim both scored with spectacular efforts as Borough won 2-1 at Priory Lane against Weston-super-Mare.

It was a much needed win for Mark Beard’s side, and they go in search of their first away win at a Havant & Waterlooville side who have made a stuttering start.

The Hawks have changed things up a bit in the last week or so, with Paul Doswell leaving his role as Director of Football and Ian Baird departing the coaching set up.

Havant sit second bottom of the fledgling table, with four points from their seven games to date.

However, they did pick up their first win of the campaign – and in some style – in their last home game.

Muhammadu Faal and Callum Kealy goals put the Hawks two goals up inside the first twelve minutes against Yeovil Town.

However, the Glovers fought back, with Olly Thomas and Jordan Maguire-Drew drawing Mark Cooper’s men level just before the break.

Faal’s second from the spot gave Havant the lead at half-time, and it was a lead they held on to until the 90th minute when Rhys Murphy fired in to make it 3-3.

But the scoring wasn’t done there, and Havant won it in the third minute of stoppage time through Callum Kealy to secure just their second win from their last 27 league games – a run stretching back to February last season.

Historically, the Sports haven’t fared too well against their Hampshire neighbours – winning just four of 26 previous meetings across all competitions.

Despite that, two of those wins have come in the last three visits to Westleigh Park.

A Chris Whelpdale brace gave Borough a 2-1 in Hampshire in January 2021, before Jaden Perez scored late to give the Sports a Boxing Day victory on the road by the same scoreline.


Ticket Information

Westleigh Park, Martin Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5TH

Adults: £15

Concessions/OAPs, Students: £10

Under 16: Free with full paying adult


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