Eastbourne Eagles are heading to the National League play-off final after completing home and away wins over Kent.

They brushed aside a minor Kings rally to triumph 52-38 in the second leg of their semi-final at Arlington last night.

That followed their 47-43 success in the away leg and is likely to to mean a two-leg final against Birmingham.

Their biggest shock was a fall and exclusion for Adam Ellis in heat 13.

The IT First Eagles’ No.1 had previously dropped just one point in 48 home races.

That slip-up helped Kent to one of three successive 4-2s late in the meeting.

But Eagles, as in the first leg, did a lot of damage in the first half of the contest, leading 30-18 after heat eight.

They hit the front on the night in heat two with 15-year-old reserve Tom Brennan getting the win and Charley Powell joining him for the 5-1.

Brennan was also involved in the moment which made absolutely certain of the final place after that Kent flurry.

Kings needed a pair of 5-0s to force a race-off but Georgie Wood won heat 14 and Brennan delighted the crowd by passing Jack Thomas on the line to complete the 5-1.

Ellis and skipper Jake Knight then added another 5-1 in heat 15.

Eagles: Ellis 12 (5), Knight 11+11 (5), Wood 9+2 (5), Perks 9 (4), Brennan 7+2 (6), Powell 4+1 (5), Cottham r/r.

Kent: Bowen 12 (5), Shanes 9 (5), Hopwood 8+1 (4), Mason 4+1 (4), Thomas 3 (4), Verge 2 (5), Roberts 0 (3).