Tigers boss plots to stretch lowly Sileby
Holbeach United boss Darren Jarvis plans to settle a score with third-from-bottom Sileby Rangers on Saturday after a draw at Wisbech Town.
The Tigers travelled to Fenland Stadium reeling from a 3-1 defeat at Rangers where they had lots of possession, but a lack of penetration on both flanks.
Jarvis said: “Our approach play was excellent at Sileby, but there was a real lack of width due to injuries and players being unavailable.
“But against Wisbech, we had a natural width to our game and I was pleased that we showed a lot of character.”
Tigers striker Jamie Clarke missed an early chance to put the Tigers ahead, firing wide after an Andy Tidswell cross was only half-cleared.
But Wisbech replied through Danny Beaumont whose angled shot was saved by Nick Conroy.
The Fenmen forced the issue in the second half but Conroy in top form as he dived full-length to tip away a Josh Ford free-kick and then saved well from Adam Millson.
Ford hit the post after a run from Neal Spafford before Conroy was on hand again to turn away a Smith free-kick.
Millson then threatened to settle the match in stoppage-time, only to be denied by Conroy again.
The game ended with two red cards as Wisbech substitute Tom James and Tigers midfielder Gary King were both dismissed, the latter in a case of mistaken identity according to Jarvis.
“Gary picked up a second yellow card for a challenge which he hadn’t made which was a massive shame,” Jarvis said.
Holbeach will be without injured defender/midfielder Stacey Cartwright for the visit of Sileby Rangers to Carter’s Park.
Holbeach: Conroy, Worthington, Warfield (Keeble), Brown (Sanders), Cartwright (Delahoy), Newman, King, Kirby, Tidswell, Clarke, Parker.