Widdrington: Bishop’s will be better this time round

Tommy Widdrington
Tommy Widdrington

Tommy Widdrington expects a tough game from Bishop’s Stortford this weekend despite dispatching them with ease earlier in the season.

His Eastbourne Borough side put Stortford to the sword with a ruthless attacking display, winning 4-1 at Priory Lane back in November but they’ve since rallied and remain in the playoff hunt, just behind Borough in the Skrill South table.

And Widdrington knows full well that they’ll be looking to settle the score on Saturday.

“All you’ve got to do is look at our game last week,”the Borough boss said

“Sutton (United) battered us 4-0 earlier in the season but we got a good draw against them this time.”

Borough also won at Gosport in the week so go in to the game in good form.

While numerous players missed that game because of illness and injury, Widdrington expects to be close to full strength for Saturday’s Skrill South clash.

Midfielder Charlie Gorman, who has missed the last couple of games, is in line for a recall, although the 16 players in the squad, including a couple from the academy impressed Widdrington.

A win in Hertfordshire would put some daylight between the two sides.

Borough are currently seventh in the league, two points above their weekend opponents, however, they have played three games more.

Defeat would see Stortford edge ahead of Borough as they both chase a play-off spot.