Hollins boss booth is in no mood to relinquish grip on FA Cup

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Boss Joel Booth will take nothing for granted as Hollins Holme look to maintain their impressive form in all competitions with a Halifax FA Sunday Cup quarter final date at Ryburn United on Sunday.

Holme took time off from defending their position at the top of the Ziggys Metro Cars Halifax Sunday League Premier Division table by beating Division One table-toppers Mount Tabor 8-0 in a one-sided Briggs Priestley Senior Cup tie last weekend.

However, he is expecting a much tougher test at Richard Swales’ Ryburn side who are second in Division One and are not backward in coming forward when it comes to finding the net.

“We are going to have to have our wits about us, there is no doubt about that,” said Booth, who has set his sights on winning the silverware for a second successive season. “Ryburn are flying, unbeaten and banging in the goals.

“There is a place in the semi-finals at stake and we are not giving up our crown easily.

“It is going to be tough because we will be a scalp to them.”

Last Sunday’s game became something of a non-event after Tabor showed up with just nine men.

“It could have been a really good game,” added Booth. “Unfortunately because of their lack of numbers they were up against it from the start.”