Sleaford Town secure place in UCL Premier Division

Sleaford Town v Peterborough Northern Star. EMN-150604-163129001
Sleaford Town v Peterborough Northern Star. EMN-150604-163129001

After two good results over the Easter weekend, Sleaford Town have secured their place in the UCL Premier Division for another year.

It was a nervy local derby as Sleaford Town played host to close rivals Harrowby United today (Easter Monday) but ran out 2-1 winners.

The result secures Town’s place in the UCL Premier Division thanks to some solid results since the return of temporary manager Brian Rowland steering them away from the relegation zone.

It was 0-0 at the end of the first half at Eslaforde Park, but Charlie Ward scored with a close range header from a Luke Hollingworth corner to make it 1-0 after the break. That was soon followed up by Kieron Helsdown making it 2-0.

Things got tight towards the end as Harrowby pushed back with a Stubbs tap in on the line but Sleaford held on to take the three points.

This follows an outstanding second half performance on Saturday from Sleaford Town which saw them turn the tables on a strong Peterborough Northern Star side which had dished out a 9-0 drubbing earlier in the season, eventually winning 6-1.

○ See Wednesday’s Sleaford Standard for full report.