Drury: We can’t worry about rivals

Graham Drury
Graham Drury

Joint-manager Graham Drury is enjoying his role in guiding Holbeach United’s championship challenge.

Despite previously working at a higher level and “getting frustrated at times”, he describes the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League’s Premier Division as “a very competitive league”.

The Tigers regained pole position thanks to Wednesday night’s 5-1 home win over Harrowby United with goals by Jamie Clarke, Tommy Treacher, Lee Dube (2) and Jake Duffy.

Drury said: “It was good to see Dube back on the scoresheet as he had been struggling for goals.

“The other substitutes Danny Spencer and Gary King set up his goals while I thought Danny Steadman was outstanding all night.

“We could have had a couple more and we’re disappointed to concede because we try to build on clean sheets.

“All credit to Harrowby, though, because they never gave up.

“I’ve watched them four times this season and they wouldn’t drop the tempo even if they went 10-0 down.

“They could have collapsed but perhaps they deserved that late goal for their work ethic.

“Credit to our lads as well for going back on top of the table.

“We can’t worry about anyone else - we just have to continue winning our games.

“It’s a very competitive league and that’s how we want it to be.

“We know AFC Rushden & Diamonds are scraping wins, Yaxley are getting plenty of goals and Peterborough Northern Star scored nine times on Tuesday.

“I get frustrated at times when we over-play in silly areas because I’ve managed at a higher level and I want to carry on doing the right things.

“I’m trying to drill home the importance of good habits but I have to be happy when the goals are going in.”

Holbeach have a break from league action with a weekend off and Tuesday’s trip to St Neots Town Youth & Saints in the UCL Knockout Cup.

Drury added: “We will perhaps look to take a scratch side over there and give a run-out to a few players.

“We will train next week on Wednesday or Thursday night to get ourselves ready for the FA Vase game on the following Saturday.”