Holbrook Sports continue rise up table with sixth win in eight

Cameron Martin celebrates with Vaughn Hallsworth
Cameron Martin celebrates with Vaughn Hallsworth

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Holbrook Sports 1

A difficult playing surface ensured this East Midlands Counties League game was no classic but Holbrook coped with the conditions well enough to claim another three points.

After making three changes to the starting line- up due to player unavailability, it took Holbrook 20 minutes to find their rhythm against their fifth-placed hosts.

Holbrook’s superiority eventually paid dividends in the 32nd minute when Hallsworth drove a low cross into the six yard area and, with the Holbrook players queuing up at the back post , Cameron Martin tapped the ball into the net to make it 1-0 to the visitors.

Holbrook then began to pile the pressure onto the home side and they had a penalty appeal turned down just before half- time.

After the break , Aylestone came out with renewed vigour and the Holbrook defence, which was superbly marshalled by man of the match Sylvanus Bockarie, held off the home side’s advances to maintain that precious one-goal advantage.

Holbrook regained control of the match, kept possession of the ball and they could have further increased the lead after a cross from Niall Mather was converted by the impressive Curtis Williamson into the top corner of the net, only for the officials to rule the goal as offside with five minutes of the game remaining.

Nevertheless, Holbrook Sports closed the game out successfully and recorded their sixth league win in the last eight league games.