Despite three defeat on the bounce Eastbourne Borough had some reason to cheer ahead of their FA Cup clash at Enfield Town at Priory Lane on Saturday.
One of Borough’s most consistent performers this season has been goalkeeper Lewis Carey and last week he put pen to paper on a new extended deal which will keep him at Priory Lane until at least the end of season 2015-16.
The Borough keeper, who joined the club in the summer, has impressed all at Priory Lane - including boss Tommy Widdrington, who continues to lay the foundations for a great long-term future for the Sports.
The announcement will delight Sports supporters, who have been quick to appreciate Lewis’s performances in goal and his commanding presence in the team as a whole.
Carey said, “After the Maidenhead game the gaffer came to me and said he wanted to keep me here for next season as well.
Obviously the plan for this club is to go higher and I want to do that and achieve that here. “I am 21 and you don’t see too many ‘keepers my age get a first team spot at a club like this so I have to thank him (Tommy Widdrington)for that. And hopefully I can repay him and the club by helping us get into the play-offs.”
Next up for Carey and Borough will be a crucial FA Cup match against Ryman Premier side Enfield Town. Borough have struggled to piece a run together in recent season and this time boss Widdrington is looking for a change in fortunes.
He added, “This year we are hoping for a good run. We have a home draw so you have to be happy with that.”