Under-strength Borough hit by late winner at league-leaders Salisbury

Tommy Widdrington
Tommy Widdrington

Eastbourne Borough’s losing run continued at league-leaders Salisbury on Saturday as they went down to an 83rd minute winner.

An under-strength Borough side, one that included 40-year-old manager Tommy Widdrington on the substitute’s bench, matched the home side for the majority of the 90 minutes but the points slipped away thanks to a late goal from prolific striker Jamie White.

Marvin Omole, Anwar Uddin, Chris Shephard and James Walker have all been regular starters this season and all were missing from the Boro’ squad.

Salisbury have started the season in fine form and have lost just once from the opening six matches. They have hit the net 10 times so far but a patched-up Borough outfit more than held their own.

And had midfielder Josh Scowen been a bit more accurate from a couple of shooting opportunities the outcome may have been different.

Without causing the home side too many defensive problems, Borough worked liked trojans and stifled Salisbury’s attackers.

Neither ‘keeper had too much work to do and the travelling support were thinking of a good point gained before Potter failed to grasp a swerving shot from White in the 83rd minute.

The ball rebounded back to the striker and the player who scored 54 times for Wessex League side Winchester last season, blasted the ball into the roof of the net.

Widdrington’s men have now lost their last three matches and worryingly for all concerned have failed to register on the score sheet in each.

BOROUGH: Potter, Baker (Gilbert), Rowe, Turpin, Cole, Gorman, Scowen, Knight, Ademeno, Morgan (Lok), Hart

Subs not used: Carr, Widdrington, Jordan

Att: 769