Same again please lads

Eastbourne Borough v Hayes and Yeading United at Priory Lane March 19th 2013
Eastbourne Borough v Hayes and Yeading United at Priory Lane March 19th 2013

Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington has told his players he does not want to lose another match at home for the rest of the season.

The Sports boss set that target for his men ahead of their meeting with Hayes and Yeading on Tuesday night and they responded with a first victory at Priory Lane for four months.

Now, Widdrington has called for his men to stay unbeaten for the remaining four matches on home soil between now and the end of April, starting with this weekend’s clash with Boreham Wood.

He said, “I think it’s all about momentum. While the results haven’t been fantastic at home this season - I take that on the chin - I put it to the boys before the game that I didn’t want to lose another game at home this season. They’ve come up trumps the first game, so let’s see if they can get a bit of momentum before we travel up to Bromley and Chelmsford the following week.”

Borough haven’t managed to notch back-to-back wins in the league since mid-October but Widdrington believes his side’s performance on Tuesday shows they have the necessary attributes to go out and record more victories.

He said, “I think the spirit in the dressing room and the willingness of the lads to work so hard for each other was shown in the fact we managed to push for the winner in added time.

“It was another game where we created enough chances to have won by a bigger margin than what we did but, because of the nature and the pattern the game took, the fact we were 1-1 with 89 miutes gone, I’ve got to be absolutely over the moon.

“At this stage of the season, it’s all about results.”

The three points gained during the week lifted Borough up to 17th in the Blue Square South standings - four points clear of the bottom three.

Widdrington added, “We’ve slipped down the league table recently but a lot of it’s not our fault - other teams have played and we haven’t.

“We got 44 points last year so now we’ve got ten games to get six points to improve on last season.

“Everybody knows there has been huge changes here - financially and staffing - but I know what my remit was at the beginning of the season and I’m bang on track to get to it.”