Truro City bounced back from their 6-0 Bank Holiday Monday home defeat against Oxford City to end a run of three successive National League South defeats with a well deserved draw in East Sussex.
It was a much improved performance by Steve Tully's side and the City boss was delighted with how his players had responded after Monday's debacle.
He said: "We were strong, determined and our work rate and spirit was first class and If I am being a bit greedy we could even have nicked it.
"It was just the response we were looking for. It was a little step forward and we have got to keep improving.
"We now need to bring our away form into our home matches."
Tully made three changes from the team humbled by Oxford City for the game at Priory Lane, with Cody Cooke, Dan Green and the suspended Isaac Vassell coming in for Shane Krac, Ryan Brett and Matt Wright.
The 30-plus City fans who had made the long trip must have wondered what sort of performance they were going to see from their team, but they needn't have worried.
From the start, the visitors were up for the challenge. City's best first half chance fell to Cooke but he could only head straight at the keeper, while Isaac Vassell had claim turn down.
In the second half Rob Farkins headed just over from a corner, but Eastbourne had their moments with Nathaniel Pinney rattling the bar, while the excellent Martin Rice denied Gavin McCallum at point blank range.
In the closing minutes, Eastbourne threw men forward in search of a winner but City held firm for a draw which in the context of the season over was more valuable than just a simple point.
And with Tully hoping two bring in a couple more players this week ahead of Saturday's visit of St Albans City, Tigers will be hoping their favourites can build on this performance.
EASTBOURNE BOROUGH: Care; Stone, Beale, Evans, Simpemba (capt), Watts, MCCallum (Lok 71), Collier (Baptista 66), Romain, Pinney, Haysman.
Subs: Not used: Street, Nehemie, Khinda-John.
Yellow cards: Stone
CITY: Rice; White, Farkins, Pugh, Riley-Low; Ash; Green, Cooke (Yeoman 88), Dawson, Vassell (Wright 69), Duff (Afful 78). Subs (not used): Krac, Brett.
Yellow cards: Farkins.
Referee: Gary Parsons.
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