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FOOTBALL: Tinkler’s on target as Holbeach United leave it late

Spencer Tinkler
Spencer Tinkler

Holbeach United grabbed a last-gasp winner for the second time in three games as Spencer Tinkler’s strike lifted them into third place.

Two weeks after Charley Sanders’ late effort earned a 2-1 home win over Harborough Town, they took three points with the same scoreline at ON Chenecks.

Darren Brooks opened the scoring with a long-range shot but the Northampton side levelled before the break from a penalty.

Assistant boss Darren Edey said: “We deserved it, even if we left it a bit late!

“We had a lot of possession in the final third but we keep putting ourselves under more pressure by not scoring.

“We started really well and missed a few chances at 1-0.

We had a lot of possession in the final third but we keep putting ourselves under more pressure by not scoring.
Darren Edey

“They equalised but we didn’t feel it should have been a penalty as the player got in front of Stacy Cartwright and wrapped his leg around him.

“In the second half, I don’t think they created one chance. We had chances but we didn’t feel the ball would go in until right at the end.”

Meanwhile, Edey confirmed that Mitch Griffiths was left at home for ‘disciplinary reasons’.

He added: “We needed to address the situation last week, just as we had done earlier in the season with Sanders and Joe Braithwaite.

“We made other changes as Joe Smith and Luke Avis were left out on Saturday. They felt disappointed but came on with a good attitude to change the game.”


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