Tommy looks forward to Hastings challenge

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By Stephen Kent

Eastbourne Borough will be hoping to keep the momentum going on their pre-season tour as they take the short trip along the coast to face local rivals Hastings United at the Pilot Field at 7.45pm on Tuesday evening (tonight).

After a dominant 3-0 victory against AFC Totton on Sunday in which Darren Lok netted a brace for the Sports, Tommy Widdrington’s squad look to be in a good form as they build up towards their first league game on August 17 away at Weston-Super-Mare.

Hastings themselves will also be keen to make up for their disastrous finish to last season where they only managed four points in their last seven games, meaning they got relegated from the Isthmian Premier League only one point behind 20th placed Carshalton Athletic.

This was in complete contrast to the Arrows form earlier in the season, where they pulled off possibly the greatest achievement in their club’s history, embarking on a giant-killing run in the FA Cup before ultimately being beaten away at Middlesbrough 4-1 in the third round.

There is no rest for Borough as the friendlies continue thick and fast.

Following the clash at Hastings the team take another short journey to face Worthing on Saturday, with the big local derby against Eastbourne Town to follow on the evening of August, 1.

See Friday’s Herald for match report and pictures from the Pilot Field.