TIGERS: Chand eyes FA Cup replay scalp

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HUCKNALL TOWN 0 HOLBEACH UNITED 0: JOHN Chand insists that his Tigers believe they can dump Hucknall out of the FA Cup tomorrow after this encouraging draw on Saturday.

Holbeach will play host to the Evo-Stik League First Division South side at Carter’s Park in the replay (7.45pm) after the duo drew a blank in a tight Preliminary Round tie.

Tigers boss Chand admits that his side didn’t fully believe they could beat their higher graded opponents before the clash – but now they KNOW they can.

He said: “Before the game I think we were a little scared of going out, but now that fear has gone.

“We were more than a match for them in the first half and only really lost control late on when the lads started thinking about a home replay.

“I thought we were really comfortable and could have nicked it.”

Ash Stevens and Andrew Tidswell had good chances in the first half, but most of the action came late on. Leigh Overton makes an excellent save late on, while Tidswell’s injury time lob was superbly saved at the other end.

See Thursday’s Spalding Guardian for some big transfer news for the Holbeach camp.

Tigers: Overton, Lambley (N Brown 60), Jackson, B Brown, J Stevens, Griffiths, Kennedy, Tidswell, Allen, Treacher (Harper 73), A Stevens (Keeble 88). Not used: Brooks, Goodhand, Elston.

Saturday: Tigers v PNS (3pm).