Surbiton look to stop the rot and shock unbeaten table-toppers Holcombe in final home game

Surbiton host unbeaten league leaders Holcombe on Saturday in a crucial match for Todd Williams’ side.

Surbiton go into the game, their last home fixture of the season, on the back of three consecutive league defeats and find themselves short of options.

Holcombe, five points clear of second-placed Reading and seven clear of third-placed Surbiton, have won 10 of their 14 games this season.

Williams said: “This is another big game for us. We need everyone to play better and hopefully have some players back from injury.

“We need to sure up in defence. We are conceding too many goals.

“The danger for us this season would be to panic. Being sensible is all just part of the season.”

With four games to go, Surbiton are eight points clear of dropping out of the play-off positions but Williams will not allow his team to take their foot off the gas.

He will be looking for key players Alan Forsyth and Matt Daly to get on the score sheet again after a barren spell.

Holcombe’s victory against East Grinstead last weekend meant they became the first team to qualify for the end-of-season play-offs at Lee Valley in April.

When the two sides met earlier this season, Holcombe came out 3-1 winners and Surbiton will be looking to take their revenge when the sides meet at Sugden Road.

Surbiton are aiming for a record crowd on Saturday, with tickets costing £5 for adults and children admitted for free.

Meanwhile, Surbiton Ladies travel to East Grinstead for a 1:30pm pushback. They sit second in the table, with a game in hand.

Feature image courtesy of Tim Reder, with thanks

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