Victory for new look Holbrook

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HOLBROOK Sports took a mixture of last season’s first teamers, reserves and young trialists to their first friendly at Central Midlands League South side Pinxton.

The was split into three sections of 30 minutes and in the first one, Holbrook were understadably rusty and with it being Pinxton’s third run out, the hosts began the stronger.

Holbrook found their feet and the strength of Emeka Ejiofor and pace of Paul Fisher caused all sorts of problems for the home defence.

Sports went ahead on 25 minutes when Ejiofor easily turned his marker in the penalty area before smashing the ball into the bottom corner.

Jordan Gregory then had a header disallowed.

The second period saw Holbrook changes to the personnel and formation and they doubled their lead when a long clearance by the excellent Scott Whittingham found David Hind whose control and pace was too much for the home defence and he easily outstripped them to finish neatly for 2-0.

As Holbrook dominated, Gregory cruelly had another effort ruled out for offside and Ejiofor thundered a shot against a post before Niall Mather’s follow up rebounded wide.

The third section saw the Brookies rest the experienced players with Tom Milner and Marc Stone handed debuts.

A third disallowed goal came for Sports before keeper Scott Whittingham injured his elbow and was taken off to give Johnnie Lush a debut.

Holbrook are at South Normanton Athletic on Thursday evening and at Derby Royals on Saturday (3pm).