Holbrook Sports’ dismal form in the East Midlands Counties League continued with Holwell Sports coming out on top as comfortable 2-0 winners on Saturday.
Sam Bettinson opened the scoring with a close range header from a cross by Jamie McKay after five minutes and then Holbrook toiled for the remainder of the first half. They could count themselves fortunate to be going in at the break trailing by just the single goal.
In the second half, Holbrook retained the ball better, although they lacked the cutting edge in the final third of the pitch.
Holwell continued to press and they were rewarded after 61 minutes when Scott Mooney scored what was to be the decisive winner from 12 yards out. A thumping strike from substitute Harry Bell, which was tipped over by the Holwell keeper, was the highlight of the second half for Holbrook.
Afterwards, manager Paul Romney said: “We shown our inexperience out there today and in the first half we failed to show any fight or real quality, the second half we changed a few things and we looked a far better side , unfortunately we lacked a cutting edge, our confidence is taking a knock each we get beat, but the lads are showing a depth of character and determination which belies their age”