FOOTBALL: Local pride at stake in Carter’s Park friendly

BRIGHT START: Tommy Treacher is congratulated after his early opener for Holbeach United on Saturday, only for ex-Tigers striker Sam Mulready to hit a late winner for Stamford. Photos by Tim Wilson
BRIGHT START: Tommy Treacher is congratulated after his early opener for Holbeach United on Saturday, only for ex-Tigers striker Sam Mulready to hit a late winner for Stamford. Photos by Tim Wilson
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Tom Roberts knows that Holbeach United versus Spalding United will never be your average friendly.

Despite the Tulips sitting one division higher these days, the Tigers boss believes there will definitely be some spark on the turf in tonight’s pre-season fixture at Carter’s Park (7.45pm kick-off).

“Spalding is still a derby match,” explained the former Tulips keeper.

“It’s a pre-season game but there is still pride at stake for a lot of local lads.

“We’ve got players like Adam Jackson and Jamie Stevens who have played for Spalding so it is always a game they will want their team to win.”

Holbeach v Stamford on Saturday

Holbeach v Stamford on Saturday

Holbeach were beaten by Stamford at Carter's Park on Saturday

Holbeach were beaten by Stamford at Carter's Park on Saturday