TIGERS: Chand rages at worst Holbeach showing

Brady Bunch: John Chand wasn't happy with Holbeach's defending.
Brady Bunch: John Chand wasn't happy with Holbeach's defending.
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HOLBEACH UNITED 0 WELLINGBOROUGH TOWN 3 (Surridge 17, Redding 56, Richardson 66): JOHN Chand likened Holbeach’s defending to the Brady Bunch after witnessing their worst performance of the season on Saturday.

The Tigers slumped to their first Carter’s Park defeat since November as Wellingborough were gifted a surprisingly easy three points in the United Counties League Premier Division clash, thanks to goals from Dan Surridge, Mark Redding and Wayne Richardson.

Carter's Park, Holbeach'Holbeach vs Wellingborough

Carter's Park, Holbeach'Holbeach vs Wellingborough

Chand, who was missing suspended duo Ash Stevens and Mitch Griffiths, lambasted the display.

He said: “It wasn’t good enough and easily our worst performance of the season.

“We defended like the Brady Bunch, it was diabolical.

“Only Jonny Allen did his job, the rest need to have a look at themselves.

“We badly missed the suspended lads, but still had enough chances to be well ahead at half time.

“The second half was a shambles, though.”

Andrew Tidswell had an early chance saved, before the Doughboys opened the scoring when Surridge let fly with a cracking opener that looped over stranded keeper Leigh Overton.

The Tigers then missed a pair of gilt-edged chances, with Adam Jackson screwing the ball wide from close ranger and then Lewis Brooks heading straight at the keeper with the goal gaping.

It was a different story after the break, with Holbeach very much second best. The hosts looked to have a very soft centre, with Redding allowed the freedom of the penalty area to sidefoot home Wellingborough’s second.

If that boiled Chand’s blood, Richardson’s clever third had him spitting feathers. The wideman left three defenders for dead with some nifty footwork, before dinking past Overton.

Lincoln City loanee James Wilson, signed on Friday, made his debut in the latter stages and looked sharp – but Holbeach’s unbeaten month was already shattered.

Tigers: Overton, Allen, Jackson, Kennedy, Brown (Warfield 70), J Stevens, Flack, Goodhand, Tidswell, Treacher (Keeble 87), Brooks (Wilson 70). Not used: Elston, Newton.