It was a closely fought game, but Eastbourne Borough are now out of the Sussex Senior Cup.
The current title holders have been kicked out of the competition in the semi final by Brighton and Hove Albion U23.
Playing at Lancing’s home ground, it was Albion who pressed ahead, opening up a 2-0 score in the first 20 minutes. Elliott Romain closed the gap for Borough two minutes later.
Come half time, the scores were level, though it’s unsure if it was Baptista who scored from a corner, or whether it was an own goal.
After the break, with everything to play for, Romain headed one home, to give The Sports the lead. That lead was nearly extended, but it rebounded off the woodwork.
Going into the final ten minutes, the scores were again level and Albion put away the final goal of the game with five minutes left on the clock.
The final score, Brighton & Hove Albion U23 4 – 3 Eastbourne Borough.