Borough lose in Weston to injury-time winner

Simon Johnson opened the scoring
Simon Johnson opened the scoring

Not for the first time this season Eastbourne Borough suffered injury-time heartbreak in the Blue Square South.

Twice Borough were in front at Weston Super Mare but on both occasions the hosts hit back to level.

To add to their disappointment Weston fired a winner with the very last kick of the game deep in injury-time to send the home fans at the Woodspring Stadium into delirium.

Central midfielder Simon Johnson was restored to the Borough engine room as Borough shuffled their pack ahead of a busy schedule. The former England youth international impressed when he gave his side the lead on 20 minutes.

Johnson reacted first to a loose ball on the edge of the box and gave the home keeper no chance with a fierce effort into the roof of the net.

The lead lasted 10 minutes before Nabia Diallo equalised for Weston.

After the break striker David Knight finished well for Borough’s second but once again Tommy Widdrington’s side failed to hold on to a lead and Ross Stearn made the scores 2-2.

Substitute Darren Lok has developed a happy knack of scoring crucial goals from the bench this season and he almost scored a third but the young striker just failed to connect properly with Charles Ademeno’s cross.

Borough looked to be making the long journey back to East Sussex with a point to show for their efforts until Ashley Kington popped up to score the winner for Weston with the clock showing 94 minutes.

Borough: Jordan, Hamilton, Uddin, Rowe, Noone, Gorman, Johnson, Adelsbury, Cole (Shephard), Hart (Ademeno), Knight (Lok).