Town claim three points in dying minutes of UCL clash

Scott Coupland in action for Sleaford. EMN-140922-171022001
Scott Coupland in action for Sleaford. EMN-140922-171022001

Sleaford Town left it late to claim all three points in their clash against Oadby Town in the UCL Premier League at the weekend.

Town ran out 3-2 winners in the tie at Eslaforde Park on Saturday, but had been level as the second half entered added time.

The winner would come in the 92nd minute, via a converted penalty from Scott Coupland.

Town had led 1-0 at half time and for a period had led 2-0, before the visitors fought back.

Oadby Town had yet to win a game so far this season and had just two draws from seven games to their name.

Chairman of Sleaford Town Brian Rowlands said he was ‘disappointed’ with Town’s showing, having watched them perform well against top-of-the-table Holbeach United in The Lincolnshire Senior County Cup on the previous Wednesday (losing by just two goals to one and with only 10 men).

“The best thing I can say about it is we got three points,” he said. “Oadby was a better side than we had given them credit.”

The result moved Town to 10th in the table of 21 teams and has seen then win three from the last four games in the league.

Town travelled to third-placed Peterborough Northern Star yesterday evening for their next clash and will next play AFC Kempston Rovers (at the time of going to press, 13th in the league) away on Saturday.