Town not ruthless enough

Sleaford Town v Long Buckley football action. Terry Fleming

Sleaford Town v Long Buckley football action. Terry Fleming

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Sleaford Town were held to a draw against the UCL Premier League’s bottom team at the weekend, despite red cards being shown in their favour.

It would prove to be Long Buckby AFC’s first away point of the 2014/15 season and only their second in total.

In came despite the team losing a player to a red card at the end of the first half and another to a second bookable offence late in the game.

Assistant manager Terry Flemming said he was ‘disappointed’ with the result and put it down to Town not being ‘ruthless enough in the final third’.

Town opened the scoring in the first half, only to concede soon after the break.

He said: “We thought we should have got something out of the game. We should have won the game with the amount of chances we created. We created enough chances to win the game in the first half alone.”

Flemming said he would be looking for a reaction from the team for yesterday’s fixture at Boston Town and Saturday’s clash at Thurnby Nirvana.

He said: “We are trying to get a good positive result on Tuesday and take that into Saturday’s game.”

Away from the current fixtures, he hailed the arrival of two younger players to the first team, Adam Underwood-Harley and Reece Skinner, who have honed their skills through the club’s youth team arrangements, a set up he said is ‘going to hold Sleaford in good stead for the future.’