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Holbeach made to wait for Senior Trophy date at Boston Town after tie is postponed




Holbeach United will have to wait to try and reach their second cup final this season after making it through to the KitmanUK Knockout Cup final on Saturday.

The Tigers beat fellow United Counties League Premier Division title contenders Loughborough University 1-0 at Carter's Park to reach their second Knockout Cup final in a row.

But tonight's (Tuesday's) Lincolnshire FA Senior Trophy semi-final at Boston Town has been called off due to damage at the Poachers' DWB Stadium caused by Storm Ciara at the weekend.

Holbeach United’s Michael Frew (right) celebrates with team-mates after his goal in the KitmanUK Knockout Cup semi-final.Photo by Tim Wilson.
Holbeach United’s Michael Frew (right) celebrates with team-mates after his goal in the KitmanUK Knockout Cup semi-final.Photo by Tim Wilson.

Holbeach will travel to Boston next Tuesday, February 18, with their scheduled league match at Peterborough Northern Star postponed until a later date.

Michael Frew's 70th minute goal was enough to ensure that Danny Hussey's Holbeach side stayed on course for a cup double, with Rothwell Corinthinas awaiting them in the Knockout Cup final after their 3-1 semi-final win over Deeping Rangers at Sergeants Lawn.

Hussey said: "Every win is amazing but when you've played a good side like Loughborough University in the semi-final, it sits up there with our best performances of the season.

Holbeach United manager Danny Hussey.Photo by Tim Wilson. (28779612)
Holbeach United manager Danny Hussey.Photo by Tim Wilson. (28779612)

"It'll be a nice final and a competitive game against Rothwell Corinthians.

"I'm really happy that the semi-final has been called off because we would have been missing a couple of good players.

"It's actually a relief to have the game at Boston Town next week when we should be able to field a strong side.

"There's a dislike towards us from Boston but I don't get involved in it, although when there are teams who want to beat you, it makes you more determined to put in a performance and get the win."

Match action from Deeping Rangers' defeat at Rothwell Corinthians in their KitmanUK Knockout Cup semi-final on Saturday.Photo by Finbarr Carroll.
Match action from Deeping Rangers' defeat at Rothwell Corinthians in their KitmanUK Knockout Cup semi-final on Saturday.Photo by Finbarr Carroll.

Meanwhile, the two beaten semi-finalists in the Knockout Cup meet in the league at the Haydon Witham Stadium tonight when Deeping Rangers hope to put their 3-1 defeat at Rothwell behind them by beating Loughborough.

Just three points separate the Clarets and their university-based opponents, with both sides having played the same number of games.

Deeping manager Michael Goode said: "I don't know much about Loughborough University but if we can compete against them and outwork them, then we'll have a chance.

Deeping Rangers manager Michael Goode.Photo: SG-010220-040TW.
Deeping Rangers manager Michael Goode.Photo: SG-010220-040TW.

"It'll be a totally different game to Rothwell as I'm sure Loughborough will be a footballing side.

"So we'll have to match them, while also looking to our passing game to the party and keep a clean sheet for as long as we can."

Pinchbeck United are also in league action tonight when they have a chance to climb off the bottom of the table away at Wellingborough Town.

Pinchbeck United travel to Wellingborough Town for their UCL Premier Division match on Tuesday night.Photo: SG-040120-101TW.
Pinchbeck United travel to Wellingborough Town for their UCL Premier Division match on Tuesday night.Photo: SG-040120-101TW.

Knights' manager Ian Dunn is looking for a "reaction" from his players after losing 2-1 at relegation rivals Sleaford Town on Saturday.

Dunn said: "I want 90 minutes of 100 per cent effort and it's down to the players to give me a reaction at Wellingborough.

"I hope we get a reaction and a 90-minute performance tonight which I don't think we got at Sleaford on Saturday."



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