Three points for Eastbourne Borough in the National South.
Hosting Margate at Priory Lane, Alex Smith opened the scoring for the home side, just 29 seconds into play.
Elliot Romain opened up the gap just 11 minutes later.
Borough held their clean sheet for the rest of the open half, going into the break 2-0 up.
The Sports had several chances to increase their lead in the second half, but each was denied.
A deflected shot saw Margate draw one back in the 61st, but they were unable to topple Borough’s keeper again, with the game ending 2-1.
The victory sees Eastbourne Borough move up the table to 10th.