Holbrook Sports win to half St Andrews title party

Sam Ridgard receives the celebrations from team-mates
Sam Ridgard receives the celebrations from team-mates

Holbrook Sports ensured that the title race will go right down to the wire as they beat St Andrews 2-1.

The visitors came to Holbrook needing just one point side at Shaw Lane to win the championship.

A crowd of 101 saw Sam Ridgard give the Brookies a 27th minute lead after strong run and cross from Nduoma Chilaka.

Isaac Minnot fired home a second in the 72nd minute after a deft assist from Joshua Ross.

Within four minutes Lewis Turland had pulled one back for the Saints who put on terrific pressure for the equaliser they needed for the title.

And Holbrook hold the key once again to the title with Bardon Hill having to visit Shaw Lane this coming Wednesday for what might well turn out to be the decider.

Manager Paul Romney said: “Our players were a credit to our club today, they played with intensity and took the game to St Andrews and did not let them settle into their passing game.

“We did not want St Andrews clinching and celebrating the title at our ground. We were worthy winners today and if we can take this type of performance into Wednesday night’s game against Bardon Hill, St Andrews may still win the title”

Holbrook Sports: Graves, Fitzhugh, Black, Ross, Mather, Peverley (Hooley), Ridgard, Hayes, Minott, Chilaka (Thompson), Hazeldine (Dodds)

Subs unused: Zeleznow, Drake.

Holbrook man of the match: Ashley Hayes.

Att: 101.