Jarvis delighted with ‘spirit and character’

Charley Sanders hits the last-gasp equaliser. Photo: Tim Wilson
Charley Sanders hits the last-gasp equaliser. Photo: Tim Wilson
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Boss Darren Jarvis hailed “great spirit and character” at Holbeach United after a stoppage-time double rescued a draw at Deeping Rangers.

The Tigers claimed their first away point since his arrival thanks to late goals by Jordan Keeble and Charley Sanders.

Jarvis said: “I know it’s very easy to say certain things when we have scored two goals to get a point.

“All credit to the referee because I felt there was a lot of time-wasting going on during the second half and even in stoppage-time it was still happening.

“He told the players that there would be five minutes added on.

“The lads have shown great character to come from behind in other games and get victories since I’ve been at the club.

“On reflection a point at Deeping is a good one for us.

“I felt there was nothing in the first half but we probably played the better football.

“In the second half, when we were playing with the wind, I thought we should have imposed ourselves to win the game.

“Overall we are pleased to rescue a draw but also disappointed not to get all three points.”

Holbeach have two away games over the Easter weekend at Sileby Rangers and Wisbech Town.

Jarvis will take nothing for granted ahead of the trip to Northampton on Saturday, even though the hosts are battling against relegation.

He added: “Sileby had a 2-0 win at Cogenhoe United last week and Peterborough Northern Star only claimed a narrow victory.

“It could be a difficult game but at the moment we are showing great character and the togetherness of the squad is fantastic.

“Despite what happened at the club before I arrived, the players have still got the right attitude and team spirit to pick up points.”