Upbeat, despite defeat

Sleaford Town Football Club

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Sleaford Town’s losing streak in the UCL Premier Division grew again at the weekend, but assistant manager Terry Fleming is remaining upbeat.

Town lost 1-0 away at Oadby Town on Saturday, giving them their fourth defeat in a row.

It followed a defeat on the road in the UCL Knockout Cup on Wednesday, with Town losing 5-3 on penalties to Peterborough Sports, having finished 2-2 after extra time.

Despite the results going against Town, Fleming said he took heart from the team’s performance, praising the players for the amount of chances created in particular.

He said: “The performances over the last two games have been very, very good, especially in the first half.”

He also credited the team with having ‘not capitulated’ after conceding, which has led to heavy losses in previous clashes, and said he felt the performances had helped lift confidence levels.

He said: “I think the performances in the last two games have given the boys a little bit more confidence and shown that we are competitive in the league and can create chances.”

Town played Deeping Rangers at home in the UCL yesterday (Tuesday) and will travel to Harborough Town in the league on Saturday.