TIGERS: Holbeach told – bring the title home

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Holbeach United have been urged to take their one and only chance of sealing the UCL Premier Division title on home soil this Saturday.

The table-topping Tigers will be crowned champions if they can beat second-placed St Ives Town in the final Carter’s Park clash of the campaign (3pm), with their last two league matches being on the road.

Tuesday’s battling 2-0 triumph at Yaxley has put John Chand’s side on the verge of a first league championship in a decade.

And the Holbeach chief has urged the town to turn out in force for what promises to be a historic day.

“The fans have probably been waiting for this day to come around again for the past ten years,” said Chand. “We’ve had a good following home and away all season and people have bought into what we’re doing here.

“What I’d say to them is ‘get down to the game, bring your mum, your aunt and your uncle and few friends and cheer us on’.”

As long as Holbeach don’t lose, it will take a minor miracle for them not to win the title come the end of the season.

They face another match at St Ives on Tuesday week before finishing at rock-bottom Irchester United.

The Saints need to win all six of their remaining games – including both against the Tigers – to stand any chance.

Chand added:“A draw isn’t a bad result for us in this game, but it’s not in my DNA to play for that. I don’t think that we’ve really let nerves creep into our game and we have kept the lads really focused on what they’re doing.

“UCL winners’ medals don’t come around very often and better known players than some of us won’t have picked one up.”

Chand has midfielders Rob Hughes, Derwayne Stupple and Wes Lewis back available again, while new duo Dubi 
Ogbonna and Deakan Napier are in the squad. But Skipper Jamie Stevens (hamstring) is unlikely to be fit to return.

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