FOOTBALL: Glen relishes tough Tigers test

Glen Maddison
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Bullish Holbeach United chief Glen Maddison sees no reason why his side can’t match table-topping Huntingdon Town on Saturday.

Huntingdon have been the surprise package of the UCL Premier Division season so far and returned to the top of the pile with a 6-2 home win over Kempston Rovers on Wedensday night.

They also beat the Tigers 2-1 in the reverse fixture at Jubilee Park on match day two, but Maddison’s men really held their own – and would have snatched a point but for Liam Tunstall’s missed penalty in injury time.

Having suffered a heart-breaking 3-2 home loss against second-placed Deeping Rangers on Wednesday, it’s a second tough game in four days for Holbeach.

Maddison said: “Huntingdon will be a tough one, they’ve really kicked on since beating us earlier in the season.

“But I saw enough in that game to know we have every chance. We’ve been a different side at home and I expect the attitude to improve.

“It’s a tough few days for us, but I’m confident that the lads will stand up and be counted.”

Maddison gave a debut to new signing Robbie Relf against Deeping, having signed him on dual forms from Pinchbeck. Relf can play at either left back or left midfield.

But fellow new recruit Pedro Sevilha is still waiting for international clearance.

Chris Shipley, Jake Beauchamp and Tom Sergeant are all struggling with injuries and missed the Deeping derby.

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