Holwell Sports hoping for a happy new year to banish midwinter blues

Simon Daws EMN-150712-173225002
Simon Daws EMN-150712-173225002
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Holwell Sports’ hopes of getting their season back on track were furter hampered by their latest postponement on Saturday.

Their trip to Arnold Town was washed out as continuing deluges put paid to all but two games in the East Midlands Counties League programme last weekend.

The Asfordby Hill club also saw their Boxing Day match washed out and have played just once in the last month - a 4-2 defeat at Anstey on December 19.

But Simon Daws’ side had struggled to find momentum before the winter began to disrupt their season.

Holwell enjoyed a highly promising opening to the 2015/16 season with a solid start in the league and a best-ever FA Cup run, including a giantkilling of higher league Kirby Muxloe.

A string of long-term injuries interrupted their progress and the subsequent departure of first teamers Kieran Foster, Chris Hibbitt, Aaron Ridout, Liam Chapman and Stuart Rose sparked a disastrous run.

Without a win since the 2-1 defeat of Greenwood Meadows on September 5, Holwell have slid to second-bottom of the table.

With just one team due to drop out of the league, and Greenwood seemingly doomed, Holwell look likely to keep their place.

But both manager and fans will be eager to stem the flow of bad results and climb the table to rescue a financially important spot in next season’s FA Cup.

Holwell are due to return to action at Welby Road on Saturday, weather permitting, when seventh-placed Radford are the visitors. Kick-off is 3pm.