Worthing are up to fourth place in Vanarama National League south after taking the honours on Sussex derby day.

Joe Rye, Joe Felix and Ricky Aguiar were all on target to secure a 3-0 win at home to Eastbourne Borough before a Boxing Day crowd of 1,921.

It was a great way for Rebels to bounce back from the weekend defeat at Hemel Hempstead.

Borough’s defeat followed a 1-0 reverse at home to leaders Yeovil.

They had chances to go ahead in the derby but were twice denied by home goalkeeper Roco Rees.

Rebels boss Adam Hinshelwood recognised Rees had to make “some good saves”.

He added: “I think in the main it is a really good performance.

“Probably not as good as in the first half at Hemel but we ended up losing that day!”

Deon Moore made one goal and scored another as Lewes enjoyed a derby success.

Rooks won 2-1 at Whitehawk before 1,146 in the Isthmian premier and Moore said: “I think in the first half we had to just ride it out. We knew in the second half, going downhill, we were going to have the advantage.

“It’s important for me to go into the second half of the season really firing and back to doing what I was doing before. I’m delighted.”

Davide Rodari completed a hat-trick as Hastings enjoyed a 5-0 win at Folkestone to go fifth in the table.

They leapfrog Horsham, who were beaten 2-0 at Bognor as Lucas Pattenden and Dan Gifford struck before a crowd of 1,215.

In the southern Combination, a bumper crowd of 556 at the Mid Sussex derby between Hassocks and Burgess Hill raised £600 for Duchenne UK via a bucket collection.

Pitching In Isthmian, south-east: Burgess Hill 2 Lancing 4; East Grinstead 0 Sevenoaks 3; Horndean 2 Littlehampton 1; Merstham 3 Three Bridges 2.

Southern Combination, premier: Crowborough 3 Uckfield 0; Eastbourne United 2 Eastbourne Town 2; Hassocks 2 Haywards Heath 3; Horsham YMCA 2 Loxwood 1; Little Common 3 Bexhill 3; Midhurst 2 Pagham 0; Peacehaven 1 Newhaven 3; Steyning 4 Shoreham 1.