EASTLEIGH fans will be familiar with Richard Hill's first batch of signings as new boss of Whitehawk.

No sooner had veteran midfielder Ben Strevens had his contract cancelled by the Spitfires yesterday than it was confirmed that he had moved along the south coast to Hill's new Brighton-based charges.

The ex-Silverlake boss has also swooped for frontman Reece Connolly, a player he handed a second chance to at Eastleigh after his well-publicised drugs test failure while at Farnborough, which eventually resulted in a six-month FA ban.

Also new in at The Enclosed Ground are young Eastleigh duo Tony Lee and Jack Masterton who have joined the Hawks on loan.

Having dipped his toes into the Brighton water with a 1-0 home defeat by Chelmsford on Saturday, Hill - who boasted an impressive 62 per cent win rate at Eastleigh - experienced that familiar triumphant feeling last night as he steered his new charges to a 2-0 victory at high-riding Hampton & Richmond Borough.

It ended a depressing run of seven games without a win for the Hawks and was H&R's first defeat since August 13.

All four new signings made their debuts and Eastleigh youngster Lee capped a fine display by picking up Whitehawk's man-of-the-match award.

Elsewhere in the Vanarama National League South, Gosport Borough's four-match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end with a 4-0 defeat at Bath City.

Kick-off was delayed slightly due to a floodlight failure and it turned into a gloomy night for Borough as Shaquille Hunter, Nick McCootie, Naby Diallo and Josh Hutchinson (penalty) fired the Romans to glory.

Poole Town kept another clean sheet in a 0-0 stalemate against Truro City at Trayew Road.

Truro - who visit Winchester City in the FA Cup second qualifying round on Saturday - almost won it though Cody Cooke at the death, but Nick Hutchings denied them with a smart save.