Wisbech Town 0 Holbeach United 2
Glen Maddison savoured one of the best results of his tenure so far as Holbeach United upset the odds to earn a derby win at Wisbech on Saturday.
Goals in each half from Kieron Elliott (20) and sub Tom Sergeant (66) did the business for the Tigers at the Fenland Stadium.
The minor shock keeps Holbeach’s hopes of a top ten finish very much on track – and Maddison felt his
side were full value for the points.
“We were pretty comfortable overall if I’m honest,” said the Holbeach chief. “They caused us a few problems early on, but other than that we probably could have scored a couple more.
“We didn’t create a massive amount ourselves, but the chances that we did have were all very good ones.
“We’ve switched to 3-5-2 in recent weeks and it’s working very nicely.
“Kieron Elliott has slotted in nicely alongside Nick Bishop in midfield and it has really helped us. They are quite similar players really.
“Having just thrown Kieron in last week, he’s settled very nicely.
“Frazer Bayliss had another good game too, setting up both goals.”
Holbeach’s opener was a top team goal. The ball was switched to talented young winger Bayliss on the left.
He skinned his man and delivered for on-loan Boston United Reserves talent Elliott to slot home his second goal in as many games.
Striker Tom Waumsley thought he’d doubled the lead before the break, but he was flagged offside when turning in another Elliott strike on the line.
The leading scorer had two other chances to extend the away advantage – including a one-on-one – before being replaced by Sergeant.
It proved an inspired move by Maddison, with the winger heading home another Bayliss cross from close range moments after coming on.
The victory is actually Holbeach’s first on the road since way back in November 12, when they defeated rivals Boston Town. Maddison’s men had gone eight away matches without a win.
Tigers: Overton, Delahoy, Warfield, Murrell, Shipley, Bishop (Rothery 82), Bayliss, Elliott, Waumsley Sergeant 65), Treacher, Hollingworth (Law 60).