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Holbeach United FC Res vs. ICA Sports FC
The Azzurri travel to Lincolnshire to face "The Tigers" Reserves this Saturday in the PDFL Premier Division.
Holbeach Res reside at 4th place in the Prem table with 42 points from their 24 matches. They have played 11 matches at home in all competitions this season; winning 6, drawing twice and losing on three occasions; those defeats coming to Thorney in August, Netherton in September and their last match at home saw a 1-3 reverse against Whittlesey Athletic in December..
ICA - who have taken 23 points from their 23 league games this season - moved up to 9th place following last week's draw with PSL Dev. Realistically 7th is the highest ICA could finish this season and that would only be possible by winning the 7 remaining matches of the season and favourable results from other fixtures elsewhere in the league.
The Azzurri and The Tigers already faced each other this season, a closely contested match back in August at South Bretton Playing Field; with the away side securing a 2-3 victory. The match was notable for the dismissal of ICA's Taylor Hunter after 59 minutes for two consecutive yellow cards within the space of a minute. ICA arrive at this reverse fixture with only three of that 14 man squad surviving a mid-season recruitment drive, which has seen a significant improvement in performances and results.
Current PDFL form table, past 4 matches
Recent league form:
Holbeach United Res – W L W L
ICA Sports FC – D W W D
Cardin Pierre-Liverpool (fractured leg) is still unavailable and ICA will also be missing Ben Moore (away) and Joseph Woolford (work); whilst Sam Orrell has joined Huntingdon Town aiming to secure more minutes on the field.
Jason Cook (calf) returns to the squad for the first time since our 1-0 away win at Stamford Lion in October; whilst top-scorer Joe Dobson (hamstring) hopes to pass a pre-match fitness test. Meanwhile goalkeeper Jason Andrews continues his short-term loan spell with Peterborough Northern Star.
This match is a 2pm kick-off at Carters Park, Holbeach. Full details are available at this link