Tigers unlucky to suffer defeat

Matt Warfield in action on Saturday. ANL-140317-105939001
Matt Warfield in action on Saturday. ANL-140317-105939001

DESBOROUGH 2

HOLBEACH 1

UCL Premier Division

HOLBEACH were stunned by a last-gasp winner at Desborough Town.

Matty Warfield had equalised on 67 minutes and the Tigers were hopeful of going on to win only to be hit by a Desborough sucker punch in added on time.

Holbeach boss Glen Maddison admitted: “I was gutted to concede a goal right at the death.

“Maybe we should have shut up shop and settled for a point but I really thought we looked the more likely team to win it.

“I felt we were unlucky to be 1-0 down at the break. The first half was lacklustre but there wasn’t really anything between the two sides.

“I’m not sure why we didn’t play well in the first half as it was the same side who had done so well in defeat at Rushden and Diamonds a week earlier.

“We changed a few things at half-time and we looked much better.

“We got a deserved equaliser when Matty scored from the penalty spot after Ian Dunn was brought down and maybe we should have settled for that and just kept things tight.

“I blamed myself but I wanted to get the three points.”

Young midfielder Fraser Bayliss impressed for Holbeach while Andy Law returned as a substitute following a four-week lay-off with a hamstring injury

The defeat leaves Holbeach in tenth position with seven games to go.

Holbeach: Overton, Delahoy (Leggate), Warfield, Bishop, Mattless, Dunn (Keeble), Bayliss, Rothery, Reed, Treacher, Hollingworth (Law).