Steve King hailed his Whitehawk side after witnessing them win their first three points of the season away at Eastbourne Borough.

After going behind to Gavin McCallum’s header, the Hawks produced a fine fightback, and were well worth the three points with their second half performance.

Gold Omotayo scored twice, with substitute Elliot Benyon marking his debut with a fine goal before Ky Marsh-Brown sealed the 4-1 win late on.

“It feels great to get that first win,” said King after the game at Priory Lane.

“We haven’t had the rub of the green in games this season, and I feel we have been very unlucky not to have won in the league sooner,

“But today shows that when you have forwards in your squad who can get goals, you can win games and I thought Gold (Omotayo) and obviously Elliot (Benyon) took their goals brilliantly.

“When you have these sort of players on the pitch, it always gives you a chance and I thought it was a win that was fully deserved.

“We defended well, and although they put us under pressure they didn’t trouble our goalkeeper too often which is testament to our work rate.”

The Hawks now look forward to hosting Bognor Regis Town on Saturday, and with the Rocks second-bottom in the table, it promises to be another huge game for the Hawks.

“For me it’s always been about building a house,” added King.

“It doesn’t just appear, it needs to be built brick by brick over time, it doesn’t happen overnight.

“We are at that point where we have a team who have a realistic chance to win a game of football, whether that will be enough come the end, who knows, but we can only give it the best we can.”