Holbeach United aim to end rivals’ unbeaten start

Holbeach United captain Jamie Stevens
Holbeach United captain Jamie Stevens
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“Nothing to fear” is Holbeach United boss Tom Roberts’ message ahead of the trip to unbeaten title rivals AFC Kempston Rovers.

The Tigers are seven points behind the second-placed Bedfordshire side who will be looking to extend their winning home run into double figures on Saturday.

Roberts said: “We have got nothing to fear.

“If we got there and play our game in the right way then we can cause an upset.

“It’s an ideal opportunity to close the gap and show we are still thereabouts around the top of the table.

“We haven’t had much action over the festive period and game time is important.

“Kempston are flying high with a lot of Step Four players such as Ash Fuller who was at Holbeach last season.

“They are a very dangerous side who have scored a lot of late goals which is a sign of a good team. We knew they would be one to look out for.”

Skipper Jamie Stevens and forward Jake Clitheroe are due to be assessed at training on Wednesday night following injuries. Matt Warfield, Tommy Treacher and Josh Ford are unavailable.

Meanwhile, Deeping Rangers are looking for a return to winning ways on Saturday.

They kicked off 2016 with a 2-1 defeat at Cogenhoe United following three successive victories.

Rangers are two places and four points above Kirby Muxloe.

In Division One, Bourne Town face Bugbrooke St Michaels at Abbey Lawn after last weekend’s trip to Northamptonshire was called off.