Bags of character is shown by Holbrook Sports as they return to winning ways

Luck has been in short supply these last few weeks for Holbrook Sports and after nine minutes of this East Midlands Counties League encounter it looked as if they were going to suffer the same fate as the last four league games when Scott Singleton opened the scoring after following up a shot that had hit the cross bar.

Holbrook led a charmed life for the remainder of the first half as Greenwood went close on many occasions but failed to capitalise on an inept first half performance by Holbrook.

The introduction of man of the match Tom Sealey after 38 minutes swayed the game in Holbrook’s favour. Greenwood all of a sudden looked indecisive and jittery, chances that were in short supply in the first half became easier to come by and Josh Hooley went close on two occasions.

Ryan Fitzhugh was becoming more of a thorn in Greenwood’s side and after 68 minutes Holbrook finally got their just rewards when the first touch of substitute Jordan Smith was duly despatched into the top corner of the net from 17 yards.

Holbrooks tail’s were finally up and nine minutes later Ryan Fitzhugh followed up a header from Marc Stones which cannoned off the bar to score what was to be the decisive winner.

Manager Paul Romney said: “greenwood had the opportunity to put the game beyond us in the first half but we have earned our luck in the last few defeats and in the second half we were by far the better side.”

He added: “Yet again we showed great character and it was rewarding to finally secure a much needed win after the heartache of the previous four games.”