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FOOTBALL: 'We're always striving to get better' says Holbeach United boss




Danny Hussey is demanding more from Holbeach United's squad.

The Tigers are unbeaten in nine league games in 2019, sitting fourth in the Future Lions United Counties League Premier Division.

Goals from Luke Avis and Spencer Tinkler sent them into the KitmanUK Knockout Cup final thanks to Wednesday night's 2-0 home win over holders Leicester Nirvana.

Holbeach boss Hussey said: "We looked comfortable but I don't think I'm ever happy whatever happens because we're always striving to get better.

"We're on a great run of form and we keep churning out results.

"But I will always demand more and expect us to play better football when we can. It would be nice to 'win pretty' for once!

"After 33 minutes, we had played eight passes then we scored from our first phase at the end of a great move.

"Yes, it was a fluke that it went in. But I thought Avis deserved a goal for his first-half performance. Credit to him, even though it was a lucky goal.

"We created other chances but the strikers need to take responsibility by finishing those off.

"The second half was scrappy again but we were solid defensively and looked like we would keep another clean sheet.

"However, if you don't score more goals then you will struggle against better sides. The players are aware of that.

"They are getting into good positions and I thought Jack Smith was unlucky not to score.

"We finally made it 2-0 when Tinkler made a great run off the ball from a free-kick and gambled. It wasn't a pretty goal but he deserved it for that movement.

"It was nice to get Callum Davies and Will Bird on the pitch as well because they need more minutes."

Josh Ford faces a suspension after another yellow card and Jonny Lockie was cup-tied, having played in the competition for Deeping Rangers.

Holbeach are back home on Saturday against Newport Pagnell Town.

Last weekend's scheduled trip to Oadby Town was called off after the Leicestershire club's resignation from the league - but they have now agreed to fulfil their remaining fixtures.



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