TW: Elliott can’t do it all

Elliott Charles
Elliott Charles

Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington has called for some of his players to ‘step up to the plate’ after their Sussex Senior Cup success against Hassocks on Tuesday night.

Despite the Sports running circles around their lower-league opponents, Widdrington wants more of his men to get their names on the score sheet after Elliott Charles bagged the only goals of the game to take his tally to seven in just nine appearances since joining the club.

Widdrington said, “While Elliott is doing fantastically well for us, I don’t want the onus to be rested completely on him.

“A few other players need to step up to the plate and the one thing I would have wanted from that game was to see the net move a lot more.

“We created enough chances to win by a lot more than we ended up doing.”

The performance will stand Borough in good stead and high confidence ahead of their return to domestic action this weekend when they welcome eighth-placed Hayes and Yeading United to Priory Lane on Saturday.

In an extremely tight Blue Square South table where only three points separate 11th and 21st place, Widdrington knows that every point is crucial as his men try and continue their ascent up the league standings from the 14th spot they currently occupy.

Their unbeaten away league run came to an end in their last domestic match - a 2-1 defeat to Boreham Wood earlier this month - and they now head into Saturday’s match with last season’s relegated outfit Hayes and Yeading looking for a much-neededfirst victory on home soil since November.