CHELMSFORD City produced a terrific fightback to beat Eastbourne Borough 5-2 and win their first National League South match in five weeks.

The Clarets were 2-0 down to Borough, with five second half goals turning the match on its head.

Having been denied what they felt was a clear-cut penalty, Chelmsford fell behind after 19 minutes as Jamie Taylor’s out-stretched leg diverted a cross beyond goalkeeper Sam Beasant.

It got worse on the stroke of half-time. A lapse in concentration allowed Lloyd Dawes to skip over a number of Chelmsford challenges before he rounded Beasant to tap home.

But City turned the match on its head shortly after half-time, following 15 minutes with manager Rod Stringer.

Anthony Church got the ball rolling, bundling the ball over the line after 55 minutes to get the hosts on the scoreboard.

And 60 seconds later it was all square. Church was the man on the spot once again as he headed home Craig Braham-Barrett’s cross from close range.

Wanting all three points, Stringer threw on striker Kudus Oyenuga and it proved an inspired decision.

Although it was another striker that almost put Chelmsford in front - Chris Dickson’s effort cleared off the line.

But it was defender Michael Spillane that finally put the hosts ahead, powering a header beyond Bailey Vose.

Oyenuga grabbed the fourth with a simple tap-in, with Dickson completing the scoring, rounding the goalkeeper to slide the ball home.

Chelmsford City: Beasant, Smith, Spillane, Omozusi, Braham-Barrett, Church, Davies (Johnson 51’), Green, West (Oyenuga 72’), Dickson, Barnard (Hitchcock 85’)