After last week’s win against league leaders Newark, Holbrook St Michaels travelled to midtable Real United, looking to make it three wins in a row.
Holbrook started the better side, taking the lead after 23 minutes with a great solo effort from Dan Sharp.
Real responded in the 34th minute when the Saints’s defence failed to clear the ball in their box and a Real striker slotted the ball home.
With half-time, looming Real took the lead with a free-kick looping over the Holbrook keeper.
Within two minutes of the restart, Holbrook were 3-1 down again due to a mix-up in the Saints’ defence. In the 54th minute, Saunders found himself one-on-one with the keeper, rounding him and making it 3-2.
The Saints pushed for an equaliser which left gaps in the defence and on 61 minutes found themselves 4-2 down.
Holbrook manager Steve Palombo then changed the formation of the side, pushing three up front, looking to try and get the Saints back in the game and this seemed to work.
First Tozer found the back of the net and then there was a second from Sharp and, with five minutes left on the clock, Sharp completed his hat-trick.
The Holbrook management gave the lads credit for the character they showed in coming from behind to win the game 5-4 but feel there is still plenty of work to do.