Holbeach United boss happy with high-tempo plan

Darren Jarvis and assistant Tom Roberts
Darren Jarvis and assistant Tom Roberts
  • Tigers boss reflects on 5-0 home win over Wellingborough

Boss Darren Jarvis admitted Holbeach United should have scored more goals on Saturday.

The Tigers took their unbeaten league run into double figures with a comfortable 5-0 home win over Wellingborough Town.

Jordan Thomas’ first-half double put the Tigers in control before Andrew Tidswell fired a clinical hat-trick.

A third consecutive clean sheet means Holbeach have not conceded in 331 minutes.

Jarvis said: “We know Wellingborough are going through a difficult period.

“Recently we have been putting in 45-minute performances and those have tended to come in the second half.

Andrew Tidswell thanks Tommy Treacher for an assist. Photos by Steve Relf

Andrew Tidswell thanks Tommy Treacher for an assist. Photos by Steve Relf

“So I was pleased to see our first-half display on Saturday when we played at a high tempo.

“We discussed before the game how we wanted to play and the boys executed that plan.

“The only criticism at half-time was that we should have scored two or three more goals by staying onside.

“In the second half we again missed many chances but I can’t have any complaints when we win 5-0 at home.

We discussed before the game how we wanted to play and the boys executed that plan.

Darren Jarvis

“We’ve kept another clean sheet and scored five times even though the front two didn’t get any between them.

“They worked extremely hard and we know they are going to play a big part in helping the team.

“It was good to see Jamie Stevens come through 90 minutes for the first time since his injury because we’ve been able to bring him back in the right way.”

The Tigers are back in action on Wednesday night against Jarvis’ former club Blackstones in the UCL Knockout Cup first-round tie at Carter’s Park.

Andrew Tidswell opens his account

Andrew Tidswell opens his account

Jarvis added: “We treat every game seriously and, of course, we want to win.

“But we have a strong squad of 16 or 17 players so we can give games to players who haven’t been involved recently.

“We won’t take Blackstones lightly because in my opinion they have done very well this season.

“I started my managerial career there, I know a lot of their players and the manager (Phil Gadsby) is a good friend.

“People will talk about a break from the league but we want to do well in the cup as well.”