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WIDDRINGTON SETS SIGHTS ON SILVERWARE

20 May 2016

The Borough boss looks ahead to tonight's game.


Eastbourne Borough manager Tommy Widdrington feels that winning the Parafix Sussex Senior Challenge Cup Final on Friday 20th May, at the Amex Stadium, would be a morale booster for the club.
 
The Sports finished 17th in the Vanarama National League South but since his arrival, Widdrington has rung the changes and hailed a number of improvements both on and off the pitch.
 
He said, "Since I arrived, we've completely changed our style of play and with the average age probably ten years younger, it means a much smaller wage bill. Some might say we've not had a good season but I disagree.
 
"Clearly it was not a great end (Borough lost five and drew one of their last seven matches) but we've got a chance to put that right in the Sussex Senior Cup Final, and playing at the best ground in Sussex should help lift the players.
 
"The league was incredibly tight this season. At Easter we still had a realistic chance of the play-offs, while Whitehawk were in relegation trouble. In the end they made the play-offs and we finished well down the field."

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Hawks' hopes ended when they lost on penalties to Ebbsfleet United in the play-offs and it was at the Kent club that Borough finished their league season with a 4-2 defeat.
 
"Like many of our games this season we played really well for the first 70 minutes but then ran out of steam,” Widdrington added. That's why I gave the lads a week or so off. We all needed a break but they were in on Monday and Wednesday morning."
 
Borough claimed the impressive scalp of Bognor Regis Town in the semi-finals of the competition but the manager knows Final opponents Worthing will come into the game at the Amex on the crest of a wave after winning promotion from Ryman South.
 
Widdrington saw Worthing hammer Hythe Town 7-0 before the Rebels went on to beat Faversham Town 3-0 in the Play-Off Final.
 
"I'm delighted for them. We played them pre-season and although I was away with the academy team, it will be good to renew acquaintances."
 
Tickets are still available for the match and can be purchased today at the ticket office (in the club shop) up until kick-off.
 
The prices will be £12.00 Adult (17+), £6.00 Concession (65+ and students with valid student ID card) and £4.00 Child (16 and under), plus a £1.50 per ticket booking fee.



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