TIGERS: Chand feels fixture list will hurt Holbeach’s hopes

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Holbeach United boss John Chand has voiced concerns over the state of the UCL Premier Division title race.

The Tigers, who currently sit eight points clear of second-placed St Ives Town having played two games more, are scheduled to finish their league fixtures on April 13.

But St Ives and fellow title rivals Spalding United still expect to be playing league matches in May – and Chand feels that gives them an unfair advantage.

“I’ve heard people saying that we’ve been fortunate to get so many games played,” said Chand. “But the truth is that, if the title race is still alive, St Ives and Spalding will know what they have to do while we’re sat at home.

“The league shouldn’t allow this kind of situation to happen, it’s not fair on us.

“The onus is on us to beat St Ives and Spalding and take it out of their hands, but that’s not the point.”

Leaders Holbeach host Desborough Town on Saturday (3pm), with Jamie Stevens (hamstring) and striker Tommy Treacher both unavailable.

But midfielders Wes Lewis and Matt Warfield are back in the squad.

Chand added: “If we have any aspirations of winning the league, we have to beat them.”