Tigers hit back with another league win

Joint-managers Graham Drury and John Chand
Joint-managers Graham Drury and John Chand

Boston Town 1 Holbeach United 2

What a magnificent response by Holbeach United.

Knocked out of the FA Cup at home to Boston Town on Saturday, the Tigers showed why they are going to be very difficult to catch at the top of the UCL Premier Division table.

A fifth successive league win produced all the qualities of title contenders.

In the first half they were creative and should have been further in front.

After the break they were resilient and so determined to maintain that 100 per cent record.

Leading by example – just as you would expect from the captain – was Jamie Stevens with special mentions for Danny Spencer and Jake Duffy who were equally outstanding to prevent the Poachers from celebrating another win.

This time Holbeach were not to be denied, even though they again wasted first-half opportunities.

They took the lead through Duffy’s cool finish and it only seemed to be a question of when they would extend the advantage.

But Matty Kennedy made it 1-1 from the penalty spot 
after Ash Fuller’s foul on Lori 
Borbely and Boston sensed a repeat of what happened last weekend.

However, on the stroke of half-time, Lee Beeson slotted home a spot-kick after Gary King was fouled by Tim Lowe who was fortunate not to be sent off.

After a brief delay due to floodlight problems, there were few concerns for the 
Tigers who remained solid.

They could have added to the tally but the second-half performance was still highly impressive.

BOSTON TOWN

4-4-2: Zand; Lambley, Nuttell, Lowe, Kennedy; Borbely, Mitchell (sub Zuerner 81 mins), Charlesworth, Eyett; Walker (sub Jackson 47 mins), Clare (sub Beck 22 mins). Subs not used: Barrett, Warren.

HOLBEACH UNITED

4-2-3-1: Conroy 7; Allen 7, Stevens 8, Spencer 8, Fuller 7; Duffy 8, Pinner 7; Beeson 7, King 7 (sub Orrey 78 mins), Meade 7 (sub Delahoy 89 mins); Dube 7 (sub Keeble 90 mins). Sub not used: Murrell, Lovelace.

REFEREE

Kevin Saunby.

GOALS

Duffy (19 mins, 0-1); Kennedy pen (38 mins, 1-1); Beeson pen (45 mins, 1-2).

BOOKINGS

Clare (unsporting behaviour); Walker, Lowe, Duffy, Jackson, Kennedy (fouls).

STAR MAN

Jamie Stevens – the skipper led by example with an outstanding display alongside Spencer at the heart of the Tigers’ defence.

WHO’S NEXT

Oadby Town (A) – Saturday.