Double dose of cup fever for Holbrook Sports

HOLBROOK Sports will have a double dose of cup fever this week with two massive games in the space of four days.

The Brookies will be looking to continue their superb success in cup competitions on Wednesday night [tonight] when they have a League Cup quarter final home tie against high-flying local rivals Heanor Town.

Then this Saturday it is back to FA Vase action and the road to Wembley with a tough-looking fourth round clash at Leicestershire-based Coalville Town.

For the game against Heanor, Holbrook will still be without the suspended Ant Tansley and Robbie Harrison, but will be hoping to have injured Marc Finlay back to bolster the squad.

Saturday brings an eagerly-anticipated fifth round FA Vase clash away at Midlands Alliance League side Coalville Town.

Neither side have ever reached the last 16 before, so the prize of a quarter final place will be fiercely fought for.

The sides have met twice before in the Vase, Holbrook winning 2-1 in 2004 but going down 6-2 in 2006.

The club should have good backing for the tie as the club are putting on a 91-seater coach for the trip for the players and ‘blue army’ fans to watch the historic match.

Holbrook manager Leigh Grant said: “Saturday will be a great day for the club. We will prepare well with a trining session on Tuesday and then the midweek game on Wednesday night.

“Coalville are a very good side, but we feel we can progress still further in this competition and we will be doing our very best to cause another upset. The commitment of our players, management and committee is unparalled at this level.

“Being massive underdogs is something we are used to now but if you go into the game with the right attitude anything is achievable and we have already proved that with our FA Cup victory against Belper Town earlier in the season.”

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