Tarrell Whittaker scored the decisive goal as Eastbourne Borough were narrowly beaten at Hemel Hempstead Town.

The substitute’s strike after 68 minutes proved the difference, with the Sports guilty of missing chances of their own in a real game of two halves at Focus Community Arena.

The 1-0 defeat leaves the Sports 20th in the National League South standings, with 20 points from 21 games.