King fumes as Borough hit back

Steve King
Steve King

Whitehawk manager Steve King was seething after seeing the victory slip away against Eastbourne Borough at Priory Lane on Boxing Day.

Whitehawk were 1-0 up and heading for victory until Nat Pinney’s last gasp penalty stole a point for Tommy Widdrington’s men.

King said, “We annihilated them, everyone could see that.

“It could have been 5-0 or 10-0 but we didn’t kill the game off.”

“We have battered them but we missed chance after chance after chance. We have hit the crossbar twice, we missed countless chances and then we hit self-destruct at the end we gave them the goal.

“They did not earn the goal we gave them the goal. They had a couple of chances but everyone knows we annihilated them. The supporters know, the players know it.

“With the chances we had and the calibre of players we have, we should have been scoring those chances, we should have been out of sight by halftime.

“I’m so disappointed because I know how much better than them we were today. We have to learn from this and see out the game better.”

Widdrington added, “Whitehawk failed to work our keeper, whereas Craig Ross had an outstanding game, which reflects the chances we created. Steve King has a Football League team playing in the National South – how he manages that, goodness only knows – but we showed commitment and determination and a draw was fair enough.

“Jack Evans was a bit of a victim of the melee after the Torres foul. It was a full-blooded local derby, but that doesn’t mean the referee has to flourish red and yellow cards left, right and centre.”

On Monday (yesterday) Eastbourne Borough travelled to Maidstone United. On Saturday Borough will do battle with Steve King’s once more as they go to Whitehawk.