Borough keen to avoid FA Cup upset

Tommy Widdrington
Tommy Widdrington

By Derren Howard

Eastbourne Borough will hope to avoid a potential FA Cup upset as they welcome AFC Sudbury to Priory Lane tomorrow (Saturday 3pm).

Borough enter the famous tournament at the second round qualifying stage against their opponents from Suffolk.

Sudbury, who compete in the Ryman League Division One North, have enjoyed a decent start to their season and are third in the table.

They have lost just once in their last five matches and arrive at Priory Lane in a confident mood.

Borough manager Widdrington said, “We will start as favourites and rightly so due to the leagues we currently play in. But they will be arriving with nothing to lose and ready for a battle, and we have to match that.

“We know what an FA Cup run would mean to this club and make no mistake, no-one wants to go on a run more than me.

“But I have to put my manager’s hat on. I have to forget about what it could mean to us financially, etc. and focus purely on preparing and selecting a side that can win this football match.”