Relaxed Boro’ go all out for Staines win

Eastbourne Borough FC new manager Tommy Widdrington at training session at David Lloyd Club. Feb 7th 2012
Eastbourne Borough FC new manager Tommy Widdrington at training session at David Lloyd Club. Feb 7th 2012

Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington dismissed claims his side have nothing to play for in their final game of the season.

With safety assured two games ago, Borough’s efforts have been focused on hitting the magic 50-point marker set by Widdrington at the beginning of the season - a target that the Sports are currently just two points shy of.

And despite nothing in terms of promotion or relegation riding on Saturday’s home game versus Staines, Widdrington insists his men will be going all out for the three points.

He said, “We would love to finish the season on a high with a good performance.

“It doesn’t matter there’s nothing on the game - there wasn’t on Tuesday and we still went out looking for the win.

“This season has been a massive learning curve for my players - for half a dozen lads this is their first full season at a competitive level.

“I think it has to be noted, they’ve played a third of the season in the last six weeks and that takes its toll.”

The Sports have registered one win in the past seven meetings - the last three of which all ended in a 1-1 draw.

Widdrington is hopeful influential midfielders Simon Johnson and Chris Shephard could feature on Saturday but it may come too early for the injured duo.