Eastbourne are National League champions – and they did it in style.

The Forman IT Eagles wrapped up aggregate success over table-topping Mildenhall with four races to go in the final.

A 5-1 from inspirational No.1 Georgie Wood and Jason Edwards in heat 11 opened a 35-31 lead on the night – or 23 points overall with four races to go.

Eagles have found different ways of narrowly missing out on title honours in their previous seasons in the National League.

But, after building a 19-point lead in the home leg, they made no mistake this time.

Success completes a league and cup double and crowns an emotional season for the club during which Bob Dugard, the driving force behind Eastbourne speedway for many years, died after ill health.

His son Martin and grandson Connor have kept Eagles alive in the third tier since opting to drop out of the Elite League ahead of the 2015 campaign.

Along with main sponsor Paul Goldsmith, who has been with them all the way, they will see this title triumph as reward for a lot of effort.

Mildenhall came back late on to secure a 46-44 win on the night and have also had a fabulous season, which included success in the National Trophy

The party continues on Friday night at Arlington (8pm), when Mildenhall visit for a delayed league fixture.