FOOTBALL: ‘We should have hit double figures’

Luke Avis
Luke Avis
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Seb Hayes set his sights on a top-three finish for Holbeach United after their biggest home win since the opening day of the season.

The Tigers smashed six past Oadby Town at Carter’s Park on Saturday thanks to Luke Avis (2), Charley Sanders (2), George Zuerner and Lewis Leckie.

Hayes said: “If we had got 10, it wouldn’t have been an injustice. We should have hit double figures.

“The pressure is off as we are out of the title race so we can play with more freedom.

“We absolutely annihilated Oadby. They turned up late so we warmed up at a high tempo to get a fast start.

“Once we got the first goal, we created more chances and looked dangerous.

The pressure is off as we are out of the title race so we can play with more freedom.

Seb Hayes

“We didn’t stop in the second half and the scoreline reflected our performance.

“We are finding form and I haven’t given up on the top three. We have to keep going.”

Holbeach are back home on Wednesday against bottom-of-the-table Sileby Rangers who failed to turn up for the game on March 17.

Sanders and Leckie are set to start up front after sharing the weekend duties.

Hayes added: “Leckie watched the first half because I felt that I needed to show him what we want again.

“I could identify situations during the game and he always knew he was coming on at half-time.

“Sanders came back from injury and gave it everything for the first half.

“Will Bird did everything apart from score but he got a hat-trick in the previous game so it’s good to see the forwards back among the goals.

“I’m sure Sileby will come here pumped up after picking up their first point since November.

“But our fortunes are changing with a few goals and clean sheets.”