Holbeach United refreshed for Knockout Cup semi-final

Tom Roberts
Tom Roberts
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Tom Roberts says Holbeach United’s squad should feel refreshed for tonight’s Knockout Cup semi-final.

They face Wisbech Town at Carter’s Park following last week’s 1-0 home win against Boston Town.

The winners will take on Division One champions-elect Peterborough Sports in the final after they claimed a 2-0 victory at Cogenhoe United last night.

Holbeach warmed up for the semi-final with a 4-2 victory over Cogenhoe in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League’s Premier Division on Saturday.

Goals by Jake Clitheroe and Sean Coughlan were quickly cancelled out but the Tigers took three points thanks to second-half penalties from Andrew Tidswell and Josh Ford.

Holbeach boss Roberts said: “All we need now are wins.

Jamie Stevens wins a header against Cogenhoe on Saturday. Photos by Steve Relf

Jamie Stevens wins a header against Cogenhoe on Saturday. Photos by Steve Relf

“I’m not bothered how pretty they look – all of these games can be as scrappy as anything.

“If you win games without playing well, that’s a sign of being a good side.

“We missed chances and I was disappointed with two sloppy goals which we gave away.

“When we needed it, Sean got a great goal and there was never really any doubt with those two players from the penalty spot.

If you win games without playing well, that’s a sign of being a good side.

Tom Roberts

“The first one was difficult because the ball was so close when it hit the defender on the hand. That decision could have gone either way.

“Now we must prepare for Wednesday’s semi-final and some people were taken out of the side on Saturday with that game in mind.

“Everyone is refreshed and we have no injury concerns.”

Former Boston winger Aaron Eyett is cup-tied.

Jake Clitheroe opens the scoring

Jake Clitheroe opens the scoring