Drury ready for Boston ‘decider’

Jon Thompson is helpless in the Blackstones' goal as Jake Duffy scores for Holbeach Utd.  Photo by Steve Relf.
Jon Thompson is helpless in the Blackstones' goal as Jake Duffy scores for Holbeach Utd. Photo by Steve Relf.

Holbeach United joint-boss Graham Drury has billed 
tomorrow’s Lincolnshire 
Senior Trophy semi-final against Boston Town as the 
“decider” in a three-match 
trilogy.

The Tigers saw their five-game winning streak in league and cup run aground by the Poachers 4-2 in the FA Cup on August 30, only to claim a 2-1 league win at Tattershall Road just three days later.

Goal scorer Jake Duffy charges down a shot by Blackstones' Adam Scotcher.  Photo by Steve Relf.

Goal scorer Jake Duffy charges down a shot by Blackstones' Adam Scotcher. Photo by Steve Relf.

Drury said: “We have to try to get the second victory in the decider between us and Boston.

“We’ll be fielding a strong side because we’ve got to look to get into the final, but we may change things up from the Blackstones game.”

Drury was pleased with 
midfielder Jake Duffy and his two goals which saw off the Stones in the FA Vase tie at 
Carter’s Park on Saturday.

“Jake has been fantastic in midfield this season because he gets goals and his all-round play is generally good,” Drury said.

Jamie Clarke sees his shot blocked by Jon Thompson.  Photo by Steve Relf.

Jamie Clarke sees his shot blocked by Jon Thompson. Photo by Steve Relf.

“I was also happy with Nick Conroy who has good experience and when we were under pressure from set-pieces, he was always focused.

“If we’re going to have a lot of possession, we need our keeper 
to be good when called upon and Nick was fantastic.”