Charley Kendall – bought last week by League One side Lincoln but loaned to Borough for the rest of the season – scored a goal in each half before Hampton made it a nervous finish, collecting one to 14 minutes of time. Borough are sixth in the table, just six points from third place, where they ended the truncated 2020-21 season.

In the Isthmian Premier League there was a well deserved home win for Bognor over Corinthian Casuals, with the Rocks coming from behind twice to seal the points thanks to goals from Dan Gifford, new signing Finlay Lovatt and James Crane ( penalties).

Horsham lifted the Velocity Trophy, overtaking Hythe Town in their third-round draw thanks to a brace from Shamir Fenelon and a late strike from Lucas Rodrigues.

Joe Dandy is fouled by Corinthian Casuals defender Daniel Bracken for the penalty from which James Crane scored the winner for the Rocks/Picture: Martin Denyer

In the southeast of the Isthmus, Burgess Hill’s recent fine run was halted at Chichester City, who beat Jay Lovett’s side 2-1. Callum Overton and Lloyd Rowlatt put City in charge in the first half before Pat Harding halved the deficit and set up a grand finale, in which Chi survived a few scares.

SCFL leaders Littlehampton are four points clear after a 3-0 home win against Loxwood. Hassocks won 3-1 at Crawley Down Gatwick.

James Crane’s penalty is celebrated / Photo: Martin Denyer