MATCH VERDICT: Derby delight for Holbeach United to extend Sleaford Town’s losing run

Jake Clitheroe
Jake Clitheroe
  • ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division - Sleaford Town 1 Holbeach United 3

A dominant second-half display was fully rewarded as Holbeach United inflicted an eighth successive defeat on Sleaford Town.

Nick Jackson’s opener was cancelled out by Ryan Parnell before the break but Jordan Thomas struck 22 seconds after the restart and Jake Clitheroe sealed the points at Eslaforde Park.

Tigers keeper Rick Drury made a first-minute save from Sam Greenwood who also fired over in between efforts from Spencer Tinkler and Aaron Eyett.

Jordan Thomas twice went close but the deadlock was broken when Eyett’s chip was flicked in by Jackson.

Six minutes later, though, Greenwood fed Parnell who beat the offside trap to roll the ball past Drury.

Thomas found the bottom corner at the start of the second half and Holbeach took control.

Jack Smith should have scored with the best opportunity until Clitheroe’s deflected drive made it 3-1.


4-4-2: Stubbs; Worthington, Ward, Braithwaite, Hollingworth (sub Rushen 74 mins); Parnell (sub Hockin 57 mins), Machin, Greenwood, Asplin (sub Wilkinson 74 mins); Oliver, Dongo. Subs not used: Skipper, Lynch.


4-4-2: Drury; Walton, Stevens, N Jackson, A Jackson; Eyett, Tinkler, Warfield, Thomas (sub Wright 73 mins); Jack Smith (sub Gosling 79 mins), Clitheroe. Sub not used: John Smith.


Shaun Gregory.


N Jackson (35 mins, 0-1); Parnell (41 mins, 1-1); Thomas (46 mins, 1-2); Clitheroe (65 mins, 1-3).