Heaviest league defeat of the season as Holbrook concede six

Thurnby Nirvana 6

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A combination of dreadful defending and some officiating that Holbrook Sports were less than happy with, contributed to the Brookies’ heaviest league defeat of the season on Saturday.

A well worked consolation goal by Ben Gowing was the only reply for Holbrook to half a dozen from the home side but without some indecisive finishing, the game could even have finished all square.

Holbrook. who have shown inconsistency and poor decision making on occasions during this season’s league campaign, again saw these flaw come to the fore and they thwarted any opportunity of Holbrook getting a foothold in the game.

They were on the back foot throughout the match against a very good Thurnby side who made their superiority count when the chances came their way.

Holbrook Sports’ manager Paul Romney said: “ The most disappointing thing about this defeat is that we came into this game in good form .

“It looked like we had ironed out our inconsistencies of previous months, ao to see them reappear with such devastating effect is particularly hard to take.

“Maybe we are feeling the effects of a long hard season.

“We will look to pick up the lads and freshen the side up before tonight’s (Wednesday) Belper Nursing Cup Semi Final against Ambergate.”

For more on this season’s Belper Nursing Cup competition, see the panel opposite this story.