TIGERS: Wilson double has Holbeach purring

Roaring win: James Wilson (above) fires Holbeach's opener on Saturday, while (below) Paul Goodhand and Andrew Tidswell toast the second goal. Photos by TIM WILSON

Roaring win: James Wilson (above) fires Holbeach's opener on Saturday, while (below) Paul Goodhand and Andrew Tidswell toast the second goal. Photos by TIM WILSON

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HOLBEACH UNITED 4 (Wilson 1 & 45, Goodhand 3, Jackson 67) COGENHOE UNITED 1 (Gearing pen 43): RESURGENT Holbeach returned to something like their best form as they completed their home UCL Premier Division fixtures in style.

Two goals inside the opening three minutes from James Wilson and Paul Goodhand set the tone for a dazzling display, as the Tigers recorded back-to-back victories for the first time since February.

Holbeach Utd v Coggenhoe at Carters Park, Holbeach'Goal in first five minutes by Goodhand?'Photo:  www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Holbeach Utd v Coggenhoe at Carters Park, Holbeach'Goal in first five minutes by Goodhand?'Photo: www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Further strikes from Lincoln City loanee Wilson and Adam Jackson sealed the success, rendering Matt Gearing’s first-half penalty mere consolation.

The usually reliable Luke Kennedy was even able to fluff a first-half penalty, such was Holbeach’s supremacy.

With just three games – including a Lincs FA Senior Trophy final – left to play, boss John Chand has a simple brief for his players.

“I want three wins to finish with,” roared a positive Chand, who saw his side end a six-game winless streak against rivals Spalding United on Wednesday. “If we can do that, we’ll have a trophy and fourth place.

“That’s more than we hoped for at the start of the season and I’m sure it’d keep everyone happy.

“Saturday was quite a decent and solid performance. We managed to play something like the kind of football we were delivering regularly earlier in the season.

“It was our fourth game in a week so we’re carrying a few niggles. But the likes of James Wilson came in and did a cracking job and we even gave a few under-18 players a run out.”

Midfielders Kennedy and Derwayne Stupple have picking up knocks and are doubtful for tomorrow’s trip to Daventry United (7.45pm).

Tigers: Overton, Allen, Jackson, Kennedy (Elston), Brown, Stupple, Flack, Goodhand (Leatherland), Tidswell, Wilson (Barwick), Griffiths.