Eastbourne Borough will be looking to bounce back and return to winning ways when Aveley travel to Priory Lane tonight.

Adam Murray’s hunt for his first win continues after Saturday’s match at Hampton & Richmond was postponed.

And in this, his third league game, he will be hoping further time on the training pitch will have paid off as the Sports look to get going in 2024.

The Opposition

Aveley have been one of the league’s surprise packages, with the newly promoted team sitting seventh ahead of tonight’s game.

Under former Concord boss Danny Scopes, the Parkside outfit upset the odds to beat AFC Fylde in the FA Trophy ten days ago, before they were held to a 2-2 draw by Chippenham Town on Saturday.

The Millers were twice pegged back having taken the lead, with goals from top scorer Siju Odelusi and Charlee Hughes. However, Chippenham fought back and a late equaliser from Tyreke Johnson earned them a point.

That game came after Nana Kyei’s strike gave them a 1-0 win over National League side AFC Fylde, with a trip to Bromley their reward in the Quarter-Finals of the FA Trophy.

Last Time Out

There were signs of improvement, but ultimately its results that matter.

That was the feeling after the Sports fell to a narrow defeat against in-form St. Albans City at Priory Lane ten days ago.

The Sports were dominant for large parts of the 2-1 defeat last time out, but couldn’t make chances count against their play-off hunting opponents.

And Adam Murray’s side were made to pay for switching off for two moments in the second half as the visitors left with all three points.

The postponement on Saturday allowed the Sports further time on the training pitch as the new manager looks to get his style of play across to the group.


Tonight will be the first time the Millers have travelled to Priory Lane, with the two teams’ only previous meeting coming in the third game of the campaign.

The Sports fell to a 2-0 defeat in Essex, with Jon Benton and Matt Rush on target – both of whom have earned moves elsewhere since.

Supporter Information

Tonight’s match will not be segregated at Priory Lane. Whilst the deadline for getting tickets cheaper online has passed, you may still buy yours ahead of kick off either online here or via our Ticket Office at the front of the stadium.

Matchday admission prices are as follows: Adults £18, Concessions £12, Under 18s & Students £6 and Under 12s are free with a paying adult.

Supporters with a Season Ticket or Half-Season Tickets can bring a friend for free to tonights game. Just redeem at the ticket office at the entrance to Priory Lane.

Spectators are kindly requested to use the car parks provided at the ground and not to park in Priory Road or on the surrounding roads.

How to Follow

For those unable to make it to Priory Lane this evening, you can follow The Sports’ progress across our social media channels – including live match text commentary on our X (formerly Twitter) Channel – @EBFC_Official.

You can also purchase a live video link courtesy of National League TV – available here.