Eastbourne Borough’s new start is up and running – helped by a young Arsenal forward.

Billy Vigar was on target to clinch a 1-0 win at home to Hampton and Richmond in Vanarama National League south.

The 19-year-old headed home in the first half to delight most of a crowd of 1,950.

Arsenal do not tend to loan out players as far down the pyramid as the sixth tier but Borough, who have returned to full-time status, believe they have pulled off a coup.

New boss Mark Beard said: “I’ve known Billy for years.

"He’s a Sussex boy and Arsenal is a massive club so he has been brought up well.

“He is such a good kid as well.

“He scored in the last two games of pre-season so he has come into this game with a load of confidence.

“I thought the cross was outstanding in the first place from Shiloh Remy.

“But his movement to lose the defender and then the header were class.”

Nicky Wheeler scored a stoppage-time winner as Worthing won 1-0 at home to Tonbridge Angels.

But boss Adam Hinshelwood believes he can also be a goal-maker.

The experienced wideman arrived from Dorking Wanderers this summer and operated at wing-back on his Rebels debut.

Hinshelwood said: “I thought Nicky put some unreal balls into the box.

“Every time he got it, I thought he was a real threat.

“He either wins you a corner or puts the ball into an area that makes them defend.

“We have got to do better to get on the end of his crosses with the timing of our runs.”