Borough boys have the right ingredients

Borough celebrate
Borough celebrate

Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington insists his men have the necessary ingredients to climb back up the table after their impressive 4-1 victory over league leaders Boreham Wood on Saturday afternoon.

Borough put in a more than convincing display at Priory Lane to exact revenge on the side that beat them 5-2 earlier this season. Rather than dwell on the past, though, Widdrington believes that going forward, his men have what it takes to return to the heights of the Vanarama South table.

Speaking after the game, he said, “I think I went on record as saying they were the only side that put distance between themselves and us in terms of a 90 minute match when we played them at their place but I didn’t think we deserved to lose the game by three goals up there. Having said that, we thoroughly deserved our win today.

“I thought we came out of the blocks superbly well - I can’t think of anybody that wasn’t at the top of their game.

“Boreham Wood are at the top of the league for a reason. Take nothing away from them, they’re a good side, but we’ve made them look very ordinary in the first half.

“The ingredients we showed in the first half can get us back up to where we want to be and the ingredients we showed for 20 minutes when they had a good spell, that can help us too.”

Borough stormed into a 3-0 lead by half time thanks to a brace from Darren Lok that sandwiched a sweet 25-yard strike from Simon Johnson.

However, the Sports knew their top-of-the-table opposition would put up a fight in the second half and sure enough, they pulled one back just after the hour mark.

Borough held firm, though, and restored their three-goal cushion a minute from full time as substitute Nat Pinney headed home a Josh Hare cross.

Widdrington added, “I said to the lads they were not going to replicate what they’d just done in the first 45 minutes. Give Boreham Wood credit, they came and had a go. I got to say thgouh, Lewis has only actually made one save other than the one that flew past him, which was a great finish, but we should have been six or seven nil up by then.

“I’m thinking, deary me, it could have got a little bit nervy at the end but I’m pleased with the result overall.”