Boss pleased Boro can mix it when they need to

Tommy Widdrington, left, has liked what he has seen from the sidelines

Tommy Widdrington, left, has liked what he has seen from the sidelines

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Eastbourne Borough boss Tommy Widdrington is delighted his team are showing they can win different ways.

Widdrington has introduced a more eye-catching style at Priory Lane this season.

But Borough showed they also have the grit and heart to win in tough conditions when they triumphed 2-1 on a miserable night at Whitehawk on Tuesday.

Widdrington said: “The performance just over a fortnight ago against Bath City made me realise that maybe these lads have a different side to them.

“With the conditions as they are all over the South of England at the minute, it wasn’t going to be a night for pretty football so I picked a team to be solid.

“Although we conceded inside two minutes, we never at any stage of the game looked to be under any pressure.”

Recent signing Stacy Long missed the game with a groin injury, although Widdrington revealed he may not have played anyway.

He said: “We are not sure how severe it is so we didn’t want to risk him. But it was a horses for courses night and if I had tried to pick the best footballing team I have got we might have come unstuck so it was a blessing in disguise unfortunately for Stacy.”

Long remains a doubt for today's visit of struggling Dorchester.

Chris Shephard serves the second of his two-match ban and James Stinson continues to be missing with a knee/hamstring problem.


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