Burgess Hill Town U16’s Juniors won the Sussex John Davey U16 Cup Final this evening 4-2 over AS Eastbourne at Culver Road, the home of the Sussex FA.

In front of a crowd of 189 AS Eastbourne took the lead but the Hillians went in at half time winning 2-1 thanks to goals by Joshua Hebert and Luca Oliva.

Justin Sibanda added a third early in the second half but the two goal didn’t last long as AS Eastbourne got their second of the evening. Luca Oliva restored the two goal when he got his second of the evening to make it 4-2 to complete the scoring. 

Massive congratulations to Manager Berty Oliva, his management team and his talented squad in winning the trophy.

Key moments of the game below!

07: SAVE! Early chance for Burgess Hill as Lazenby finds a yard of space in the box and unleashes a drive goalward which is palmed behind for a corner by Kelvey in the Eastbourne goal!

10: GOAL AS!!! AS Eastbourne take the lead as Whalley plays a low ball across the box and is met first time at the back post by a sliding Kartal to slot past Bassom in the Burgess Hill goal!

15: GOAL BH!!! Burgess Hill are level as Hebert cuts inside on the edge of box and fizzes a low shot towards goal which via a deflection finds the bottom corner giving Kelvey in the Eastbourne goal little chance!

39: GOAL BH!!! Burgess Hill take the lead as the ball breaks for Oliva at the back post and he makes no mistake prodding in from close-range!

HT: Burgess Hill Town Juniors lead at the break thanks to goals from Hebert and Oliva, AS Eastbourne had taken an early lead through Kartal in this end-to-end encounter!

48: GOAL BH!!! Burgess Hill extend their lead through Sibanda as he paces away from his marker down the right-hand side before powering a low effort past the diving Kelvey!

53: GOAL AS!!! AS Eastbourne pull a goal back as Kallicharan gets his head to the ball in and flicks it over Bassom into the net!

55: YELLOW! AS Eastbourne’s Marshall is cautioned after a late challenge on his opponent!

59: GOAL BH!!! Burgess Hill extend their lead as the ball breaks to Oliva in the box and he keeps his composure to fire the effort low past Kelvey!

FT: Burgess Hill Town Juniors win the Sussex John Davey Cup (Under-16s) after a hard-fought six-goal thriller with AS Eastbourne!