FOOTBALL: Rivals ready to rumble

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HOLBEACH United and Deeping Rangers are praying for no further rain as they bid to finally complete their UCL Premier Division schedules this week.

The rival duo are vying for fourth place – and saw their date at Outgang Road last Thursday night washed out by the weather.

While it is yet to be officially confirmed, the match is now set to take place this Friday night (7.45pm).

The significance of the match hangs on the result of tonight’s game though, as the Tigers visit Daventry United (7.45pm). Nothing but a win is good enough for John Chand’s side if they wish to overhaul Rangers for fourth spot.

Should they drop any points at all, the best finish Holbeach can manage is fifth.

They’ll have to do it without skipper Jamie Stevens, who is expected to miss both matches. Striker James Wilson is also unavailable, with his loan deal from Lincoln City having expired.

Deeping, who are on a 16-match unbeaten streak in the league, go into the match as favourites for fourth spot – which also represents the tag of top dogs locally.

Holbeach haven’t won at Outgang Road since 2004.