Hastings host Borough in pre-season derby

The weather may be more suitable for sunbathing on the beach than playing football, but Hastings United will contest their second pre-season friendly tonight (Tuesday).

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 11:37 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:06 am
Jack Harris challenges for the ball during Hastings United's opening friendly against a Brighton & Hove Albion XI last Wednesday. Picture courtesy Scott White

Ryman Football League Division One South side United will entertain an Eastbourne Borough team which plays two levels higher up the non-league pyramid in National League South.

The match could see United manager Darren Hare come up against his son Josh, a former Gillingham defender who has joined Borough ahead of the 2016/17 campaign.

Kick-off at The Pilot Field is 7.30pm, and admission is £6 for adults and £4 for concessions with under-18s going free.

United lost 3-0 at home to a Brighton & Hove Albion XI made up of under-21 and under-18 players in their opening warm-up game last Wednesday, when supporters got a first look at new boys Steve Watt, Wayne Wilson, Matt Bodkin and Frannie Collin.

Borough have already contested two friendlies, drawing 0-0 away to Tunbridge Wells and losing 3-0 away to Havant & Waterlooville.

Hastings United’s pre-season schedule: Tuesday July 19 Eastbourne Borough (h), Thursday July 21 AFC Uckfield Town (a), Saturday July 23 Welling United (h), Tuesday July 26 Eastbourne Town (a), Tuesday August 2 Westfield (h), Saturday August 6 Havant & Waterlooville (h).

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