Borough to face former boss Wilson in Senior Cup

Garry Wilson
Garry Wilson

Eastbourne Borough will face up against former boss Garry Wilson when they travel to Lewes in the quarter final of the Sussex Senior Cup.

Tommy Widdrington’s men were drawn against their local rivals in the final eight of the competition and there will be no shortage of familiar faces when they make the trip to the Dripping Pan in January.

Aside from Wilson, who was at the helm at Priory Lane for 13 years before Widdrington took the reins, the Sports will reacquaint themselves with a host of former players including Ollie Rowe and Sam Cole, who both left the club in the summer.

Widdrington said, “Obviously it’s going to be a local game with it being a local cup competition. We have been fortunate in the last couple of rounds to have home draws so we have got to go away from home and try to progress through to the next round.

“It’s a game we’re looking forward to. There will be a lot of local interest, obviously, as everybody knows the connections between the two football clubs, both in the management and in some players that are down there now.”

Borough are one of the highest-ranked teams left in the competition alongside Crawley Town and Whitehawk and boss Widdrington believes they have a realistic chance of claiming the trophy.

He said, “At the beginning of the competition, you know you’ve got a real chance of winning it but like any cup, on the night, it will be up to the side that puts their best game on. We want to progress as far as we can in this competition.”