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Holbeach United boss Danny Clifton is hoping the experience which his young side have gained this season will stand them in good stead for the future.

The Tigers brought the curtain down on a tough campaign on Monday when they went down to a 3-0 away defeat at Deeping Rangers.

The reversal saw Holbeach end the season without a league win and rooted to the foot of the table.

Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147899)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147899)

However, Clifton - who was appointed as the Tigers' third manager of the season in December - feels his young guns will have benefited from this term.

He said: "We have started to see little patterns in our play which is encouraging to take into next season.

"Our lads are starting to settle and do the right things and our back three - Will Nuttell, Sam Harris and Kane Gilbert - have done really well recently.

Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147880)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147880)

"Sam is really coming on and he's only 18-years-old and the experience has been really good for a lot of the players this season.

"Some of them have taken it all on board and have progressed and done well.

"We have got through this tough patch and it now really starts for me trying to build the club back up and get winning again.

Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147882)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147882)

"We need to work with these young players. We do need to add some experience but we can build the youngsters up and get them into a position where we're winning football matches again and getting the club back to where it wants to be."

Holbeach had gone into the Monday's contest after a 1-1 home draw with Boston Town on Saturday where a stunning strike from Loui Catt had given the Tigers the lead before Fraser Bayliss levelled in the second half against his former club.

Clifton had been hugely encouraged by his side's performance against the Poachers but admitted to being slightly disappointed that they hadn't followed it up in Monday's derby.

Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147884)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147884)

He said: "We had done so well on Saturday so Monday was a little bit disappointing for me.

"I really wanted to carry Saturday's performance into the game because we had got a really good point.

"We had a game-plan against Boston which we stuck to and we were outstanding.

Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147886)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147886)

"We then competed for 75 minutes against Deeping and were well into the game because we had some good chances at 0-0.

"It was fine margins again because we made two mistakes and it was all over at 3-0."

Ryan Thomas had hit the post in the first period of Monday's match for the Tigers who fell behind to Luke Hunnings' header before the break.

Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147888)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147888)

Goals from Sam Wilson and Jones De Sousa in the second half then sealed the Tigers' fate.

Tigers: Blake, Carter, Wilson, Gilbert, Nuttell, Wirkowski, Catt, C Dalliday, Harris, O Dalliday, Thomas. Subs used: Chaudhari, Warrington. Not used: Berezowski, Clifton.

Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147890)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147890)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147897)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147897)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147843)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147843)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147845)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147845)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147847)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147847)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147849)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147849)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147859)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147859)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147874)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147874)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147876)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147876)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147878)
Deeping Rangers were 3-0 winners against Holbeach United on Monday. Photo: Chris Lowndes (56147878)


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