FOOTBALL: Away win takes Sleaford Town up to fifth

Brad Hockin opened Sleaford Town's account from the penalty spot.
Brad Hockin opened Sleaford Town's account from the penalty spot.

United Counties League

Premier Division

Rothwell Corinthians 1

Sleaford Town 3

Three first half goals kept the Greens on course for a best ever top flight finish as victory took them up to fifth in the league.

Brad Hockin gave Sleaford the lead with a third minute penalty.

Skipper Charlie Ward added a 27th minute second for the visitors with Andy Wright’s 38th minute effort all but settling the outcome by the break.

Merson Styles replied with a 74th minute Corinths consolation.

Sleaford Town comprised Phil McGann, Ben Brown, Adam Fenton, Andy Wright, Charlie Ward, Lee Llewellyn, Brad Hockin (Jamie Shaw), Joe Smith, Ryan Oliver, Lewis Millington and George Asplin.

The Greens are on the road again on Saturday when they visit Northampton Sileby Rangers, kick-off 3pm.