Danny Bloor has explained a light-hearted request for more money from his chairman – as he looks to polish another gem.

The Eastbourne Borough boss saw his side fight back to win 2-1 at Hemel Hempstead in Vanarama National League south after seeing their long run of clean sheets ended.

Jack Burchell shone at the back on his first start and Bloor played down any concerns over Brad Barry, who picked up a knock.

The Borough boss highlighted some of the strength on the bench as he spoke to the club’s social media channels in a video interview.

He then added: “The only way we are going to have success is from strength in depth.

“So I might just have to ask the chairman if we can get a couple of new players in!”

The smile as he said it was explained by the fact the man asking the questions was the chairman himself – Dave Blackmore.

Burchell, a right-footed centre-back, is in for Alex Wynter, who has a knee injury, and is a familiar name for some Sussex non-league watchers.

His dad, Paul, was a midfielder with Lancing and Lewes among others.

Bloor said: “Jack has come in from the Watford academy as a free agent.

“He’s only 19, highly thought of, but he picked up an injury.

“I have known his father for many years and we got in touch.

“He came training and we really liked what we saw.”

Sports trailed at the break having conceded their first goal in 488 minutes of league and cup action.

Two Jake Hutchinson goals gave them the points, making it four in three games.

The local boy on loan from Colchester has four goals in his last three games and Bloor said: “He is a pleasure to work with.

Barry, who recently signed a new contract until the end of next season, picked up a hip problem.

That injury gave Bloor some concern but he reported it was feeling better on Wednesday morning.

Worthing boss Adam Hinshelwood said his side played some good stuff in a 3-1 win over to Tonbridge Angels.

He said: “There was some really good play, exciting play.

“There have been some good passages in a lot of games.

“I’m just pleased now we are getting some wins for the performances because I think early on some of those gamed we played, we didn’t get the wins and we have drawn too many games.”

Josh Chambers’ superb 25-yard free-kick proved to be the winner after strikes from James Beresford and Callum Kealy (penalty).