A great second half performance saw Eastbourne Borough Under 18s return to winning ways on Tuesday night.

Jacob Hill scored twice, with Tyler Wood, Lincoln Shearing and Sam Sharma also on target in a big 5-1 win over Whitehawk at Priory Lane.

Despite the conditions making it tricky for both teams, the Sports prevailed for their third league win of the Isthmian Youth South campaign.

Shooting against the strong winds, the Sports set up to be hard to break down, and this proved to be the case.

Wood had two chances to put Borough in front within the first 20 minutes, but was twice denied by Whitehawk keeper Sam Vinall.

And they were made to pay for those misses when the visitors went in front midway through the first half. Charlie Fogden was given room to drive forwards from defence and he played the ball through to Rude Robertson who slotted beyond Ethan Pike.

However, the Sports fought back, and equalised in style just after the half hour mark. A cross came in from the left and picked out Hill on the right, and he planted his volley beyond Vinall and into the far top corner.

At 1-1 at the break, Borough went about pushing forwards with the wind at their backs in the second half – and they did just that.

It took just ten minutes for the Sports to go in front. Shearing fired a free-kick against the bar and Sharma reacted first to bundle home the loose ball.

The visitors looked to get back into the game, but it was Borough who made it 3-1 after the hour mark when a ball over the top released Wood, who raced clear and one on one with Vinall this time made no mistake.

The Sports were a different team from that who had suffered three heavy defeats on the spin, and looked to make the most of it.

Wood was tripped inside the area and referee Stuart McKenzie pointed to the spot, allowing Shearing to get on the scoresheet as he sent Vinall the wrong way.

And the Sports weren’t done just yet, as deep into stoppage time Hill latched onto a great ball over the top and finished beyond the Hawks keeper.

With no less than nine Under 16s in the squad, the future is certainly looking promising for the young Sports.