Impressive Borough sink Horsham to land Sussex Shield

Eastbourne Borough Sussex Shield winners 2016
Eastbourne Borough Sussex Shield winners 2016

Eastbourne Borough clinched their first silverware of the season as they won the Sussex Community Shield.

Tommy Widdrington’s men were in impressive form as they beat Horsham 3-0 at Lancing on Tuesday night.

Borough now hold the Community Shield and the Sussex Senior Cup.

A first half goal from Gavin McCallum and a second half double blast from Nat Pinney were enough to sink the Southern Combination Premier League champions.

All eyes now turn to Saturday as Widdrington’s side return to league action.

Their opening game of the National League South campaign is on Saturday against Hemel Hempstead Town at Priory Lane (3pm). Borough go into the match on the back of five consecutive preseason victories.

Horsham will fine tune their preparations against Bognor in a preseason friendly on Thursday. Thier final friendly is at Worthing on Saturday before their first Ryman South match against Carshalton.

Borough: Carey, Hare, Vade, Stone, Simpemba, Khinda-John, Baptista (Hughes), Worrall (Romain), Pinney, Taylor (Ayziai), McCallum.

Horsham: Shaw, Duncan, Blanford, Carney, Jones, Falmer, Shelley, Harris, Pitcher, Lawley, Boswell.

Att: 203