Manager of the Month award for Holbeach boss

Manager Darren Jarvis and assistant Tom Roberts
Manager Darren Jarvis and assistant Tom Roberts
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Holbeach manager Darren Jarvis has every reason to be happy with his side lying in third place in the Chroma Sports United Counties League Premier Division and on hearing he had won the league’s manager of the month award.

Jarvis was delighted to receive the award but stressed that it was really a team effort.

He said: “It is always nice to receive recognition, but whilst this is an individual accolade it is all down to an incredible club effort from all the people behind the scenes, my management team, the supporters and the players.

“Our success is the result of everyone pulling in the right direction.”

He is happy with the way the Tigers are playing at the moment but takes nothing for granted.

“You always want to do better, but I am very happy that we are third in the league and still in the League Cup,” Jarvis added.

“We are currently well on target for the club’s aspirations.”

This coming Saturday the Tigers travel to bottom of the table Huntingdon for what, on paper, would appear to be the perfect opportunity for a further three points. But boss Jarvis is cautious about being over-confident, especially as Huntingdon have shown some improvement in form in recent games.

He said: “You certainly can’t take anything for granted in this game.

“Huntingdon are gradually gaining in confidence and I think the heavy defeats they suffered earlier in the season could be behind them.

“Yes, we would expect to win, but we have to make sure our attitude and commitment are right on the day.”

With few injury worries, Jarvis expects to field a strong team on Saturday.

A good win for Tigers could see them put pressure on second-placed Kirby Muxloe, who face a tricky away game at Sleaford.

l Heavy rains throughout the day yesterday (Wednesday) were putting last night’s local derby clash between Holbeach and Deeping Rangers in doubt. With Hobeach third in the table and their local rivals sixth, it was an important game for both clubs.