Eastbourne Borough Women moved up to third in the Sussex County Women & Girls Premier Division after making it six wins in a row.

And it was a case of derby delight for the Sports, with Charlotte Gurr and Abbie Tucker both scoring twice in a 5-1 win over Eastbourne Town at Priory Lane.

With the wind on their backs in the first half, Megan Griffiths tried her luck early on but Elleah Fenner held on to her effort from 30 yards out.

Town then failed to clear Griffiths’ corner in from the left and the ball came to Kellie Larkin, but her drive was kept out by the visiting goalkeeper.

Teenager Griffiths was finding joy out on the left hand side for Billy Wood’s side as she cut in onto her right foot but from 25 yards she fired just over.

Phoebe Cram then did well to sidestep past a challenge on the edge of the Town area, but only to see her low drive saved by the diving Fenner.

It was all Borough at this early stage, and the Sports had another good chance to go in front with 17 minutes gone. Tucker beat Gemma Vine to go one on one with Fenner, but was denied by the keeper before Gurr had an effort well held by the diving keeper.

But her best save came moments later. Sian Heather found space at the near post and cut it across to Gurr but from point blank range her effort was somehow kept out by the scrambling Fenner.

However, the visitors’ resistance was broken just before the half hour mark. Gurr found herself in space on the edge of the area and her strike clipped the inside of the post on its way beyond Fenner.

It was almost 2-0 minutes later. Erin Todd did well to play in Tucker down the right. She cut the ball across to Griffiths, but her shot was blocked by Kelly Booth on the line.

The Sports kept pressing, and doubled their advantage before the break. Tucker played a corner short to Gurr, who cut inside and played the ball across to Larkin on the edge of the box. Still with plenty to do, the Borough captain took the shot on first time and picked out the bottom corner.

Despite going against the wind in the second half, Borough added to their tally just eight minutes after the interval. Larkin played in Griffiths down the left, and she fired in a great cross to pick out the run of Tucker at the far post who volleyed past Fenner.

And three soon became four for the hosts. The Sports worked the ball well and Griffiths’ sliced shot wasn’t gathered by the keeper and it fell to Gurr who swept home from twelve yards.

It wasn’t all one way traffic, and Sophia Moule had to be alert to save well and deny Dani Parfitt after a good ball through from Geri Burt.

And Town pulled one back late on. Parfitt caught Moule in possession and tackled her on the edge of her own area to tap in.

But the Sports would go on to have the last laugh. Sophia Burnipp was brave to win the ball in a 50/50 challenge and it went through to Tucker, who one on one with the keeper slotted it into the far corner.