TIGERS: Holbeach can have big say in title race

Only absentee: Wes Lewis
Only absentee: Wes Lewis
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Long Buckby v Holbeach United (Saturday, 3pm): HOLBEACH can throw a sizeable spanner in their opponents’ title charge as they bid to redisover something like their best form.

In what is undoubtedly the game of the weekend in the UCL Premier Division, the third-placed Tigers visit a Long Buckby side reeling from their shock 3-1 home loss to Newport Pagnell on Tuesday night.

That leaves the title hopefuls ten points behind leaders King’s Lynn Town with three games in hand – meaning Holbeach can do the Linnets a massive favour at Station Road.

Having blasted his side after Saturday’s 2-1 loss at Peterborough Northern Star, Tigers boss John Chand is expected to make changes.

He said: “I don’t know if it’s a good time to play them or not. It’s always tough to go there.

“We tried a few new things in training and we’ll look to make changes to be a bit tighter. We’re not going to win the league this year, but I certainly want to finish well.”

Midfielder Wes Lewis is Holbeach’s only absentee, with Derwayne Stupple set to return.

• The final ‘South Holland clasico’ between Holbeach and rivals Spalding United has been rearranged for Wednesday, April 11 at Carter’s Park (7.45pm).