Holbeach United boss hoping to enjoy another away day in FA Vase

Darren Jarvis
Darren Jarvis

The long road to Wembley in the FA Vase starts for Holbeach United on Saturday with a trip to the West Midlands.

Last season the Tigers were knocked out in the last 16 – matching the club’s best-ever run in the competition.

They were rewarded with exemption until the second round this term.

Holbeach were drawn away to Walsall Wood, currently eighth in the Midland League Premier Division.

Tigers boss Darren Jarvis said: “We know that they are having a decent season in the top half of the table and I’m hoping to find out more about them from people who have played against them.

“It hasn’t been possible to get them watched ourselves but we will certainly have a lot of information before we go there on Saturday.

We want to make sure our game is right and we are prepared correctly but you have always got to do your homework as well.

Darren Jarvis

“We want to make sure our game is right and we are prepared correctly but you have always got to do your homework as well.

“As a club we would love to go on another run and make progress.

“We had a great time in the FA Cup and hopefully this will be another enjoyable away day for us.

“We are looking forward to it. We will have a lot of support and I’m sure they will be in good voice.”

Holbeach won 2-1 away to Kirby Muxloe last Saturday in the UCL Knockout Cup, bouncing back from a home defeat to Boston Town in the Premier Division.

Gary King needed stitches to repair a gash in his shin against Boston but should be in this weekend’s squad.

Jarvis added: “We were very pleased with the result and performance at Kirby Muxloe after a disappointing defeat to Boston.

“We bounced back in the right way and hopefully we can take that on again with Saturday’s game.”