Eastbourne Borough’s fight for survival continues tomorrow (Saturday) when they travel to Tonbridge Angels.

The Sports will be looking to build on last Tuesday’s win over Havant & Waterlooville against an Angels side sitting in mid-table.

And after last weekend’s match at Weston-super-Mare fell foul to the weather, Borough will be raring to go as they look to improve on their record of two wins from the last four games.

Last Time Out

The Sports showed they are up for the fight as they came from behind to secure a big three points eleven days ago.

After a defensive mistake had seen them fall behind to fellow strugglers Havant & Waterlooville, supporters at Priory Lane were fearing the worst.

But Borough dug deep, and Moussa Diarra and Decarrey Sheriff goals saw the Sports earn a full deserved victory, despite ending the game with ten men after Alfie Bendle was shown a second yellow card.

Results since have seen the Sports move five points adrift of safety with thirteen games to go.

The Opposition

Tonbridge sit in 14th place in the National League South standings – 15 points better off than the Sports having played three games more.

However, just two wins in their last nine outings have seen their play-off push stutter in recent weeks.

And they’ll be hoping for a return to form after picking up just one point from their last four games – losing 2-1 at home to Slough Town last weekend.

Slough took the lead after just 35 seconds at Longmead, with Matt Lench picking out the top corner from range.

However, Angels drew level before the break when Nathan Odokonyero fired under Dan Lincoln after being teed up by Jordan Greenidge.

But there was drama in second half stoppage time, when Nathan Minhas’ shot hit the post and the rebound fell to David Ogbonna whose shot was cleared but a linesman’s flag deemed that the ball had crossed the line.


Fortune has tended to favour Angels over the previous meetings, with Borough winning just four of the 14 meetings across all competitions to date.

The Sports’ sole win at Longmead came in the Emirates FA Cup back in September 2019, when goals from Nick Wheeler and Elliot Romain saw Borough come from behind to win 2-1 in a Second Qualifying Round tie.

Angels have won the last two games at Longmead with an aggregate of 5-0, with a 3-0 win last season followed by a 2-0 victory in 2021/22.

And the Sports will be looking to avenge the defeat at Priory Lane earlier this campaign. In a game of few chances, Jamie Fielding, Jordan Greenidge and an own goal saw Jay Saunders’ side leave Sussex with a 3-0 win in November.

Supporter Information

Ground address: The Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium, Darenth Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent TN10 3JF.

Admission prices for tomorrow’s match as follows:

Adults (18+) £16; Senior/Concessions (65+) £13; Youth (12 to 17) £7; Junior (Under 12) FREE.

Please note that children under 15 are only admitted if they are accompanied by an adult.

Tickets can be purchased in advance of the game online here, although prices are the same whether purchased online or not. There are no additional booking fees.

How to Follow

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