Eastbourne Borough’s battle to escape relegation continues tomorrow (Saturday) as they face Weymouth at Priory Lane.

With just five games remaining to save their season and continue their 13-year streak in the National League South, the Sports will be looking to build on Monday’s win against Dartford as they face Weymouth at home.

Last Time Out

Borough’s crucial showdown against Dartford on Monday resulted in the Sports earning a significant three points as Yahya Bamba netted both goals in a 2-0 win at Princes Park. This victory propelled Borough out of the bottom four for the first time since November and dropped the hosts – who had only clinched one victory in their previous 18 games – into danger.

Following a heavy defeat to Maidstone, the Sports exhibited resilience and commitment to fight with Borough manager Adam Murray stating: “From minute one we showed unbelievable desire, passion, and grit to make sure that whatever happened in this game today, we came out as the winners”.

The Sports boss said the side demonstrated ‘a great defensive effort, but it was an unbelievable attacking performance’ as there were ‘really big individual performances’, notably from Finn Ballard McBride, who made only his second start since joining towards the end of January.

The Opposition

With the aim of taking Weymouth up the table in the remaining fixtures this season, Mark Molesley has been reinstated as the first team manager following his prior successful tenure with the club.

During a crucial confrontation with their arch-rivals and Champions-elect – Yeovil Town – Weymouth were on course to clinch three points as they maintained a 1-0 lead. However, the match came to an abrupt halt due to a medical emergency in the crowd, forcing the match to end in an abandonment.

Unlike the Sports – who enter into the game with three points from their battle against Dartford – Weymouth were made to settle with just one point in their penultimate match, with a 1-1 draw against Bath City at Twerton Park.

During a tumultuous week for the Terras, marked by the abrupt departure of manager Bobby Wilkinson, Ezio Touray levelled the score for the Terras with a half-volley just four minutes after being brought into the game.

Before Touray’s equalizing goal, Joe Raynes had given Bath the lead, scoring his first goal in 127 games.


Borough has emerged victorious in five out of their 12 prior encounters with Weymouth, with the Terras securing five wins and two matches resulting in a draw.

However, the Sports will be out to avenge October’s result in the reverse fixture when Weymouth secured their first victory over the Sports since 2008.

Despite Borough having several chances to take the lead, they were punished for their missed opportunities when both Tom Bearwish and Ezio Touray scored in the first half.

As the game approached the hour mark, substitute Fletcher Holman swiftly made his presence felt by scoring a header that found its way into the far corner of the net. Despite their efforts to find an equalizer, a one-on-one opportunity with goalkeeper Ben Dunzinski resulted in another goal for Weymouth, sealing their victory and earning them all three points.

Supporter info

The deadline to get your ticket at our discounted pre-matchday prices is midnight tonight (Friday) – buy yours here.

You may still buy yours ahead of kick off on matchday either online 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.

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. The match will not be segregated at Priory Lane.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of ‘Borough’ – the official matchday programme. Available for just £3 from around the ground, our 56-page offering has the latest news, reports, interviews and much more!

How to Follow

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