DERBY DAY: Delight for Holbeach United manager

Josh Ford celebrates his first goal
Josh Ford celebrates his first goal
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“Great character” proved a key factor in another away win for Holbeach United, according to boss Darren Jarvis.

He was “really pleased” at the response shown by the Tigers to record a second 3-1 victory against Deeping Rangers this season.

Jarvis said: “In the first half we were second best.

“Deeping are a very good team and we struggled for a while. We couldn’t get to grips with Scott Coupland.

“Playing against the wind, we only had a couple of half-chances.

“But we always felt we would have opportunities in the second half when we had more intensity.

It’s a really hard place to come to. We are very pleased to be the first away team to win at Deeping in the league this season.

Darren Jarvis

“We have great character in the squad with a winning habit. We’ve had to come from behind in a few games.

“I can’t fault their spirit and we were much better in the second half by playing the ball in the right areas.

“It’s a really hard place to come to. We are very pleased to be the first away team to win at Deeping in the league this season.”

Holbeach head to Kirby Muxloe on Saturday, having already won at Ratby Lane in the Knockout Cup last month thanks to Jake Clitheroe’s double.

Jarvis added: “They are still up there on merit so it’s going to be a difficult game.

“I don’t expect it to be easy at all and we want to keep our league run going. We need to play these teams around us to take points off them and then see where we stand.”

Jordan Thomas and Nick Jackson should be back in the Tigers’ squad while Ollie Pinner completes his four-match suspension.

Holbeach have brought in former Scotland under-16 international Jordan Neil from Stamford who signed Lee Beeson last week.

Neil (17) will also have a trial at Manchester United early next year.