Togetherness and team work were the buzz words at Eastbourne Borough this week as they prepare to tackle National League high-flyers Dover Athletic in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup at Priory Lane tomorrow.
Dover, who are third in the division above Borough and pushing for a place in the Football League, knocked Borough out at this stage of the competition last season.
Prize money of £12,500 is at stake tomorrow alongside a place in the first round proper of the world’s most famous cup competition - the stage where the football league clubs enter the draw. Borough boss Tommy Widdrington said, “Dover are obviously a very good side and we are aware of that. But we are confident in our abilities and we know we have players who can hurt them.
“We are looking for good individual performances but the only way we can beat them is if we work together as a team. We have to be one solid unit from one to 11 and the players on the bench. The players who don’t make the starting line-up still have a huge role to play.”
Defender Adam Watts is unavailable with a hamstring injury.