FOOTBALL: Tigers aiming to shoot down Star

READY TO ROLL: Glen Maddison
READY TO ROLL: Glen Maddison
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Holbeach United are determined to pick up where they left off when they return to UCL Premier Division action on Saturday.

The terrible festive weather has seen each of the Tigers’ last three games postponed – meaning they last kicked a ball way back on December 21.

Glen Maddison’s men beat Long Buckby 5-0 that day and the Holbeach chief is hoping for more of the same against rivals Peterborough Northern Star at Carter’s Park on Saturday (3pm).

Just one point separates the duo in the table, with both having designs on a top six finish come the end of the season.

The ninth-placed Tigers won the reverse fixture at Star (tenth) 3-2, but suffered a 2-1 reverse in the UCL Knockout Cup back in September.

And, with fellow mid-table sides Kempston Rovers (January 18) and Desborough Town (January 25) to follow, Maddison feels his side are entering a crucial period in the season.

He said: “The last few weeks have been a real pain. We were in good form before the break, but haven’t even been able to train since.

“PNS is a good one for us to come back to, they are in that little ‘mini-league’ of teams around us. We played really well to win at their place, but to be fair to them they produced one of the best displays I’ve seen at Carter’s Park this season in the cup game.

“They’ve got a good squad and I remember them saying that we were a mediocre side when we beat them, so I’ll remind the lads of that.

“It’s important that we get positive results in the next three games. They are all winnable matches really.”

Star could have two Holbeach double winners in their squad, with former favourites Derwayne Stupple and Wes Lewis both signed on.

There will be no new faces in the Tigers’ squad though, with Boston Town’s Jordan Nuttell turning down their seven-day approach.