Matt Green’s first goal for Eastbourne Borough kept the Sports’ survival bid on track after they beat Weymouth at Priory Lane.

The veteran forward fired home after ten minutes as Adam Murray’s side made it back-to-back wins in the National League South.

And the victory was made all the sweeter given Borough’s selection issues, with four defenders missing due to injury or suspension.

Billy Vigar and Dan Quick came into the starting line up as Murray made two changes from the win at Dartford on Monday, with Sam Beard suspended and Freddie Carter out injured.

Borough started on the front foot, but without really testing Harvey Wiles-Richards in the away goal until they broke the deadlock with ten minutes on the clock.

David Sesay was given room to have a shot on goal, but his effort was looking to go wide of the far post until Green reacted smartly to fire a first-time shot to divert the ball into the top corner.

The impressive Finn Ballard McBride then had an effort deflected wide, before the lively Yahya Bamba headed off target after good work from Vigar down the right.

Borough were dealt a blow shortly after half-time, however, when Jack Clarke was forced off injured – Imran Uche coming on in his place.

Weymouth grew into game after the break, and it took a smart block from Moussa Diarra to stop Dan Roberts’ shot on target from testing Harrison Foulkes.

The Borough keeper then was off his line smartly to save at the feet of Harry Parsons, before the Sports had a chance to double their lead.

Vigar broke down the right, cut in through on goal but was denied by Wiles-Richards at his near post.

Although Weymouth were chasing the game in Mark Molesley’s first game back in charge, it was the Sports who had the better chances late on.

Decarrey Sheriff was denied by a smart stop from Wiles-Richards, before the Terras keeper was alert to save at the feet of Bamba as the winger ran onto a good ball over the top from Diarra.

Borough had defended resolutely, and went close to making the points safe in stoppage time. Substitute Sheriff led a counter attack down the left, and he played the ball across to Jake Hutchinson, who in turn teed up Sesay who made up a lot of ground to get on the end of it, but his low drive was cleared off the line by Corey Panter.

Boss Murray labelled this win as his biggest one yet due to the selection issues, and he will be hoping to take the momentum of back-to-back wins into Wednesday night’s match with Truro.