Simon Wormull's men matched their National League South opposition for the majority of the afternoon - with the final scoreline slightly flattering the Sports.
- Mfula (42')
The game started at a frantic pace, with Warren Mfula testing Tom Hadler within the first sixty seconds. The remainder of the opening 15 minutes was fairly quiet, with a definite ‘pre-season’ feel apparent. In the 19th minute, Greg Luer looked certain to open the scoring for his side, but Callum Donaghey produced a fine sliding challenge to thwart the former Hillian. The visitors took the lead in the 26th minute, as Kristian Campbell headed home giving Bromage no chance. Warren Mfula made it three goals in two games as he turned home Aaron Smith-Joseph’s cross following some excellent work by the Hillians’ wide man.
In typical pre-season fashion, both sides utilised their squad’s in the second half. In the 56th minute, Luer slotted past Bromage following a wonderful through ball from Sergio Torres. Bromage was called into action just moments later, thwarting Luer from netting his second of the afternoon. The 63rd minute was one of mayhem, as ASJ rounded Hadler before the Sports’ stopper appeared to handle the ball outside of his area. Following a large stoppage in play, the referee ended up booking Michael Wilson for his protests – with Hadler getting away with one! Borough made it three against the run of play, as Elliot Romain finished calmly under pressure. Kristian Campbell and Charlie Walker both netted in the dying embers to inflate the scoreline.
A positive performance from the Hillians, who went toe-to-toe with Lee Bradbury’s men for the vast majority of the game.
Thank you to Eastbourne Borough for the fixture – good luck for your upcoming National League South campaign.
Another great turnout from you Hillians faithful yesterday afternoon – with a pre-season crowd of 264 at the Green Elephants Stadium.