Town take lead, but slump to defeat

Sleaford Town Football Club
Sleaford Town Football Club

Sleaford Town slumped to their third defeat in a row in the UCL Premier Division at the weekend.

Town lost 4-2 to Eynesbury Rovers away on Saturday, having led 1-0 at half time.

Assistant manager Terry Fleming said Town described the result as ‘disappointing’, saying the team had opened strongly.

He said: “We started the game pretty well, controlled lots of possession and dominated the game in the first half.”

Town’s half-time lead deserved to have been more substantial than 1-0, said Fleming, adding that the chances continued after the break.

He said: “Even before they scored in the second half we hit the bar twice.”

When the hosts did score, Town went on to concede three more times in quick succession before scoring their second late in the game.

Fleming pointed to low confidence among the team following a run of poor results as a factor in the defeat.

“Our heads went down and they took full advantage of that,” he said.

Town are now 17th in the league of 21.

They next face Peterborough Sports away in the UCL Knockout Cup tonight (Wednesday) and Oadby Town away in the UCL Premier League on Saturday.

Fleming stressed the importance of coming away with a result from the games.

He said: “As any footballer will tell you, winning games breeds confidence. That’s what we need now.”