Positive response from Watson delights Tommy

Tommy Widdrington
Tommy Widdrington

Tommy Widdrington praised the response of striker Ben Watson after he scored in Eastbourne Borough’s crucial 2-1 victory at Staines.

Watson’s first half equaliser made it two goals in two games after he was left out of the side for a brief spell by Widdrington.

“That is the reaction you want to see,” Widdrington added. “Ben was left out for a while and perhaps that gave him the kick up the back side he needed but you’ll have to ask him that.

“There was never any doubting Ben’s ability, he is of good calibre and we need him to continue showing his best form.

“Some players have been left out since I arrived and to be fair they have all reacted in a positive way.

“I thought Darren Baker was superb. I left him out a couple of times but the way he got his head down and worked his way back is an example to everyone.”

Steve Brinkhurst struck the winner at Staines having came off the bench for the second half.

His pace and work rate caused problems for the opposition and when his chance came, the ex-Brighton winger took it well.

Widdrington added, “Steve certainly has something. I think he will admit he is not the finished article but his pace is a tremendous asset.

“He offered us something different when he came on.”