Super sub Lok nets late Borough winner in Farnborough

Darren Lok
Darren Lok

Darren Lok struck a 90th minute winner as Eastbourne Borough recorded a dramatic late victory in Farnborough.

The gritty 1-0 away triumph put an end to their recent losing run and relieved a touch of relegation anxiety that crept in after three straight defeats.

The late winner was richly deserved for a well-drilled and organised Borough side .

Boss Tommy Widdrington reverted to the tried and tested 4-4-2 formation having unsuccessfully flirted with the three centre backs for the last few games.

Experienced defender Anwar Uddin dropped to the bench while Gary Hart returned to the starting line-up in attack alongside James Walker.

Widdrington certainly got the response he was looking for . His side looked eager and snapped into the tackles for the full 90 minutes and offered an attacking threat.

The two goalkeepers were called into action in the first half.

Firstly, Danny Potter, who was gifted Bath City their third goal at Priory Lane last Tuesday, saved superbly from Nick Ciardini’s freekick.

Later Ross Worner, who recently left Borough to join Farnborough on loan from his parent club Aldershot, saved brilliantly from a Hart effort.

Borough continued to drive forward after the break but were almost caught out when Reece Connolly linked well with Bennett but blazed over the cross bar from a good position.

When Borough need a goal Lok usually gets the nod. The lively striker came off the bench on 80 minutes and was well placed to bag the winner 10 minutes later.

Adelsbury pumped the freekick into the box, Hart nodded down and Lok converted well.

The win moves Borough up to 17th in the table on 34 points from 28 games.

On Tuesday Eastbourne Borough head to Bognor Regis for a Sussex Senior Cup clash.

Borough: Potter, Adelsbury, Cole, Gorman, Rowe, Watts, Hamilton (Hare 80), Johnson, Walker (Lok 80), Hart, Raymond