Williamson is on target as Sports extend unbeaten run to six games

Ben Gowing of Holbrook Sports
Ben Gowing of Holbrook Sports

A host of squandered chances meant Holbrook Sports missed the opportunity to climb a place in the league as their winning streak stalled against fourth placed Blaby & Whetstone in Saturday’s 1-1 draw.

Holbrook should have been three goals to the good by half-time after Curtis Williamson had three good chances to extend his goal scoring tally.

The scoreline at half-time was 0-0 and, after the break, Holbrook’s increased workrate and the use of the wide areas soon paid dividends when Williamson stabbed home a cross from the impressive Albashir Kuri at the far post.

Blaby were now up against a rampant Holbrook side who were attacking with freedom through man of the match Cory Bowler although the problem of missed chances from the first half was evident again.

It proved costly on 70 minutes when Blaby equalised after a corner was poorly defended by Holbrook and Blaby bundled the ball over the line.

Holbrook responded by introducing Simeon Oshoboke and he could have scored a decisive winner with his first touch , but unfortunately his volley blazed over the bar. Holbrook kept pressing in search of the winner but it ended all-square.

Manager Paul Romney said “We did more than enough to win this game, unfortunately chances went begging and in the last few games we have been converting them with ease. The lads are disappointed as they feel as this is two points dropped, although on the positive side we have maintained our form and we are now unbeaten in our last six games. We have three league games remaining and we will continue to work hard to finish the season in good form.”