It was a case of ‘after the Lord Mayor’s Show’ for UCL Premier Division champions Holbeach United as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat at St Ives Town on Tuesday night.
Dom Lawless (25) and Karl Gibbs (74) netted for the second-placed Saints, ending the Tigers’ chances of reaching 100 points for the season.
It’s only the fourth league loss for John Chand’s side this season – but the title-winning Holbeach boss admits that he won’t lose any sleep over it.
Chand said: “Having won the title on Saturday without playing, this was the first time the lads had been together since then.
“Everyone was on a high and there was no pressure for the first time in a while.
“I don’t care who you are, it’s hard to get motivated in those circumstances. It was a good game, but for us there was nothing to play for.”
The Tigers will lift the league title after their season finale at Irchester United on Saturday (3pm).
A bus for fans is leaving Carter’s Park at 12.30pm. Anybody interested in reserving a place should call 01406 424761 at the earliest opportunity.
Tigers: Overton, Flack, Jackson, Smith, Brown, Turner (Napier 60), Allen, Hughes, Griffiths, Ogbonna (Jagroop 50), Treacher (A Stevens 50).