FA Vase preview: Holbeach bid to get it right on the road

Lee Beeson scores for Holbeach last weekend at Eynesbury. Photo: Steve Relf
Lee Beeson scores for Holbeach last weekend at Eynesbury. Photo: Steve Relf
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Joint-manager John Chand says Holbeach United will have the right preparation for Saturday’s FA Vase third-round tie.

The Tigers make the trip to Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division side London Colney.

The winners will earn £1,500 and a place in the last 32 on the road to Wembley.

Chand said: “We have had someone look at them and we think their mid-table league position is a false one.

“They have got five games in hand and they are 15 points off the top.

“They have won the last three games with a couple of clean sheets so we know they are in good form. And I’m sure they will feel confident at home.

“At this stage of the FA Vase the first thing you hope for is a home draw. If you don’t get that, you have to perform well on the day and that’s what we will be looking to do.

“Our away form so far this season has been brilliant. We must make sure we do the right things again.

“With the right preparation I’m sure we will give ourselves a fighting chance of going through.”

Holbeach’s squad should be strengthened by the return of Jake Gibson who played 90 minutes for the reserves last weekend following a hand injury.

Jake Duffy is also expected to be back in action after missing last weekend’s win at Eynesbury Rovers.

Chand added: “We should be able to choose from a squad of 22 or 23 players which is great news.

“We’ve brought back Ollie Pinner and Matt Warfield who both played for the reserves so that bodes well.”