Resurgent 10-man Town battle to 2-2 draw

Sleaford Town Football Club

Sleaford Town Football Club

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After seven successive wins to start the season, Huntingdon dropped their first points of the campaign against 10-man Sleaford Town.

Sleaford, taking heart from last week’s performance, continued to steady the ship with this 2-2 draw against a high-flying Huntingdon side in the United Counties League Premier Division.

Sleaford took a 10th minute lead through David Hone, but then saw Adam Underwood-Harley dismissed late in the first half.

Ten minutes into the second half The Cromwellians were back on terms through Jacob Joyce on his return from suspension.

With seven minutes remaining the 10 men went back in front through Liam Tunstall, but just could not sustain the lead as Declan Rogers struck in the final minute to keep Huntingdon unbeaten.

Club chairman Brian Rowland said it was a very good performance as temporary boss Terry Fleming continues to pull the side together: “Things are looking better. He (Fleming) had a lot of injured players to begin with and he is now getting them back in the side.

“I thought last week we had improved and if you had said we would get a point against Huntingdon I would have been happy.”

He felt this gave Town confidence ready to face table-topping Holbeach United in the league last night (Tuesday) at Eslaforde Park, then at home again on Saturday they entertain Desborough Town (KO 3pm).