PHOTO GALLERY - We must ‘see games out’

Sleaford Town are failing to ‘see games out’ after getting into winning positions, says their assistant manager Terry Fleming.

This is the verdict following two topsy-turvy clashes in the UCL Premier Division.

Scott Coupland in action again Northampton Sileby Rangers for Sleaford Town.

Scott Coupland in action again Northampton Sileby Rangers for Sleaford Town.

Town won 5-4 at home to Boston Town last Tuesday, after going 2-0 up (see page 63 for full report).

This was followed by a 3-2 defeat, also at home, to Northampton Sileby Rangers on Saturday. In this, Town held the lead twice, before conceding the winning goal in the final stages of the game.

Fleming said: “We controlled the game in large periods, twice going ahead and ended up losing the game. I thought it was very naive of us. I thought we could have seen out the game.”

He added: “We have got to start defending games better and seeing games out when we are getting into winning positions.”

Town, who now sit 15th in the division, now face top-of-the-league AFC Rushden and Diamonds away on Saturday.

Fleming said he was ‘upbeat’ about the clash, but said Town’s defending would need to improve.

He said: “If we defend as a team as we have been defending against the top of the table, inevitably we are going to concede.”