Widdrington looks to solve goal scoring conundrum

Eastbourne Borough manager Tommy Widdrington believes his side can rediscover their shooting boots against fellow strugglers Tonbridge Angels.

Borough, who sit just one point outside the relegation zone after last weekend’s 1-0 home defeat to Farnborough, have not been able to score in the last three matches.

Tommy Widdrington

Tommy Widdrington

The problem has become a worry for the manager who is desperate for a win at the weekend.

Widdrington said, “The rest of our game has been very good and the 90 per cent of build-up play is working but we need goals.

“We had the lion’s share of possession and the statistics will show that we deserved more from the game against Farnborough which is pleasing.”

However, an unwanted stat the Sports hold is that they are the lowest scoring team in the Blue Square South with 28 goals in 31 games.

The Eastbourne manager has confirmed he and assistant manager Alan Kimble are on the lookout for a striker to come in and help the club until the end of the season.

The East Sussex side make the short trip to Tonbridge at the weekend in a vital clash at the bottom of the league.

Last season Eastbourne had a nightmare game at Longmead Stadium, losing 5-1 and having a man sent off. The Kent outfit are only one point above Borough having played the same amount of games.