FOOTBALL: Tigers revved up for Sleaford derby duel

MISSING: Tom Waumsley is out of Saturday's Sleaford derby.
MISSING: Tom Waumsley is out of Saturday's Sleaford derby.
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Holbeach United face something of a grudge match at struggling Sleaford Town on Saturday (3pm).

In one of just two UCL Premier Division matches to be played, the Tigers could move joint top with three points at Eslaforde Park.

Holbeach chief Glen Maddison was axed as Sleaford boss just before the end of last season, despite working the entire campaign with no budget. A host of players followed their former manager to Carter’s Park over the summer – and Maddison admits his team have had half an eye on the fixture for some time.

He said: “It’s fair to say that the lads are looking forward to this one.

“I’ve tried to play it down a bit as we’ve had other games to focus on. I saw Sleaford against Spalding and I thought they looked OK.

“It’s hard to judge them as they’ve had a tough start. I’m sure they’ll see us as a team they can beat, but that goes both ways.”

Jake Beauchamp and Tom Waumsley miss out for the Tigers, but Ainsley Johnson and Julian Joachim could be fit after knocks.

Hosts Sleaford have lost all three of their league games so far, but have won twice in the FA Cup.

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