Greg Luer is back in action – and Eastbourne Borough are glad to see him.
The fit-again forward scored late on to cap a 4-2 win at Concord Rangers in Vanarama National League south.
It was his first game since suffering a hamstring injury in the early-season 4-3 defeat by Bath City.
There could be more to come in the tough league trip to Dartford tomorrow or Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Worthing.
But Borough will take it carefully with one of their prized assets.
Jake Hutchinson, Shiloh Remy and Jaden Perez were also on target.
Then Luer went through to round off the win.
Borough boss Danny Bloor said: “Greg Luer is arguably, in my opinion, one of the best players in the league.
“We had him for the first game when we beat Oxford and we had him for just over a half against Bath and we were 3-1 up.
“This was the first time he had returned and I couldn’t speak highly enough of him.
“We had earmarked him to play centre-forward to replace Charley Kendall (who joined Lincoln).
“We’ve missed him. Others have stepped up to the plate, notably Jake Hutchinson, but it’s nice to have Greg back in the equation. We will build him up.
“We don’t want to rush things but it’s great to have him around.”
Borough still have key players missing in Chris Whelpdale, Charlie Walker and Alex Wynter.
Bloor said: “It’s a really tough place to go and to come away with a comfortable victory, we are very happy.
“A fair score would have probably been 7-2 or 8-2.
“Jake Hutchinson could easily have had a couple more and Greg Luer scored one and, by his own admission, should have had a hat-trick.”
Worthing remain unbeaten after a 1-1 draw at Hemel Hempstead.
The result ended their perfect run away from home after four wins but boss Adam Hinshelwood was pleased with much of what he saw.
He said: “We played arguably our best game of the season.
“Just couldn’t find a cutting edge in front of goal.”
Ollie Pearce volleyed the equaliser going into the last 20 minutes.