DESBOROUGH TOWN 0 HOLBEACH UNITED 0: JOHN Chand admitted Holbeach should have ended their winless streak in this bore draw on Saturday.
The Tigers made it five games without a victory after a second-successive UCL Premier Division stalemate with Desborough – although this clash failed to yield the thrills and spills of the Carter’s Park reverse.
Holbeach, who have now slipped down to fifth place, wasted a string of great chances and played the last 15 minutes against ten men after Mitch Griffiths was two-footed by Eddie Mills.
Chand said: “I thought we played pretty well if I’m honest. They didn’t really offer anything and if we’d have got a goal, we’d have won three or four nil.
“It was pleasing to see we were much more solid in defence from set plays too, I just couldn’t see them scoring.
“Credit must go to the referee. Some would have bottled the red card at this level, but Mitch has four puncture marks very high up his leg.”
The best three chances of the first period went the way of Holbeach’s leading scorer Andrew Tidswell – but the 26-goal hitman sent two efforts wide and saw the other saved.
Leigh Overton made a couple of smart saves from Brad Harris and Ollie Jones in the second period, before Mills saw red to turn the tables.
Tidswell saw a header saved late on, while James Wilson’s deflected effort in the dying seconds somehow stayed out.
Tigers: Overton, Flack, Jackson, Brown, Allen, Stupple, Kennedy, Goodhand (Griffiths 61), Tidswell, Nimmo, Treacher (Wilson 65). Not used: Elston.