Spirited five-goal fight back by Town

Sleaford smashing in their fourth goal against Wellingborough on Saturday. Photo by Jim McAlwane. EMN-141224-125125001

Sleaford smashing in their fourth goal against Wellingborough on Saturday. Photo by Jim McAlwane. EMN-141224-125125001

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Wellingborough 3

Sleaford 5

Sleaford Town staged an impressive comeback away at Wellingborough Town in the UCL Premier Division on Saturday, recording their second consecutive win.

Sleaford conceded twice in the early stages of the game and were 3-1 down as the hour-mark approached.

However, a flurry of goals before the final whistle saw Sleaford finish 5-3 winners

Assistant manager Terry Fleming said: “We got caught cold, but once we got to grips with what they were trying to do and their game plan, we got back into the game.”

The result followed their first win since the end of October, a 4-0 victory away at Desborough Town the previous weekend.

Fleming said last weekend’s result had done the team ‘the world of good’, saying that in previous games ‘heads went down’ after conceding goals, but on Saturday spirits stayed strong.

He said: “It was completely the opposite.”

He added: “It was brilliant to see the boys react the way they did. It was great temperament to actually keep themselves going and not let their heads get down.”

The result takes Sleaford to 16th in the table.

They next play on Boxing Day away at Harrowby United, followed by a home game against Huntingdon Town on January 3. Both matches kick off at 3pm.