Danny Bloor wants to make history with Eastbourne Borough in the FA Cup.

A 1-0 win at home to Dulwich Hamlet secured Sports a place in this evening’s draw for the first round proper.

Boss Bloor would love to see them get over that hurdle and make round two for the first time.

James Hammond converted a penalty on 39 minutes after Greg Luer was tripped to secure Saturday’s win behind closed doors at Priory Lane.

They could be paired with Sunderland, Ipswich or Portsmouth amid the 40 ties picked out live on BBC Two, BT Sport & the FA Cup Twitter and Facebook channels from 7.10pm.

But a big payday at the gate is out of the question due to current restrictions.

Bloor said: “The way I am thinking is it would be great to get one of the lower-ranked sides at Priory Lane.

“We would love to get the club to the second round proper for the first time ever and maybe even go on to get a Premier League side in the third round.

“But we aren’t getting ahead of ourselves. We have a tough league game at Hampton tomorrow.”

Borough’s supporters cannot follow the cup adventure in person but the club are keen to keep them involved as much as he can.

The tie was live-streamed free of charge and Bloor has been doing a weekly video message to supporters ever since lockdown began.

He said: “It has been a tough time and the club is important to a lot of people in Eastbourne.

“I think a lot of people don’t understand just how important non-league clubs are in their community, be it here in Eastbourne, in Worthing, in Burgess Hill or wherever.

“I have done the video messages every Friday and I’ve been calling our fans as much as possible, keeping in touch.

“It’s a shame they cannot come to games but that doesn’t take anything away from what we have done on the pitch.

“I think we have to get used to the idea these rules will be here for a while. We can’t keep looking back at how things used to be, we need to look forward.”

Bloor felt Borough could have been more than 1-0 up after a first half they controlled.

The wind was a big factor in the game and Dulwich pushed for a leveller in the second half, without troubling goalkeeper Franco Ravizzoli.

Bloor said: “All the time it is only 1-0 it is quite tense.

“But massive credit goes to my coaching set-up of Sergio Torres, Ben Austin and Darren Teague.

“They have done a fantastic job in recent weeks with the boys defensively.”

Bloor revealed the win helped him fulfil a personal ambition – but there was a bigger reason to cheer.

He added: “It has always been my ambition to reach the first round proper as a player or manager so that is a personal achievement.

“The bigger picture is that Eastbourne Borough’s under-18s on Friday night reached the first round proper of the FA Youth Cup for the first time.

“It was nice for us to be able to follow that up.”