Town on high after suprise win away

Sleaford Town Football Club
Sleaford Town Football Club

Sleaford Town confounded even their own expectations when they triumphed away at Cogenhoe United at the weekend, says chairman Brian Rowland.

Mid-table Town won 3-1 against the sixth-placed club in the UCL Premier League clash on Saturday.

It gave them their first victory in a month, having lost four of the previous six games.

Rowland said: “After the game everyone was high because we didn’t expect to get a win. We would have been happy with a point.”

Liam Tunstall put Town ahead early on in the clash, only for Cogenhoe to draw level before half time.

Ryan Parnell scored twice in the second half to earn Town the three points.

The win leaves them 12th in the table of 21.

The chairman credited a high work rate for the victory, along with a number of standout performances.

He said: “They all worked really hard and Phillip McGann in goal had a good game which kept us in the game.”

Parnell and Bradley Hockin, who set up the final goal, were also praised by Rowland for their efforts.

Rowland said it was not Town’s strongest performance this season, but unlike on some of those occasions, they ended the game with three points.

He said: “It was a really good result for Sleaford.”

Town next face AFC Rushden and Diamonds on Saturday, at home.

Kick off at Eslaforde Park is at 3pm.