Hosting highflying Wisbech last Tuesday evening, Sleaford Town went down to two first half strikes.
The visitors took the lead early on through Tommy Treacher, with a well-hit shot from the right-hand side of the box.
Although Wisbech held the edge throughout the first half, Sleaford kept them at bay until the closing stages of the half before conceding another.
Treacher was a constant threat. He hit the bar with another shot and was denied by a last ditch clearance off the line from Stuart Reddington.
Wisbech’s second goal came three minutes before half time, Steve Reid heading home from a corner.
Early in the second half, Sleaford were reduced to 10 men when Stuart Reddington, making his debut for the club, was shown a red card.
The woodwork again denied the dangerous Treacher, his powerful shot striking the angle.
Despite their disadvantage, Sleaford showed much resilience and even created a few chances of their own. George Zuerner’s long range shot just missed the target and only a good save prevented Brad Hockin from getting his name on the score sheet.
The woodwork was Sleaford’s saviour once more in the later stages of the game and substitute Ben Garrick missed a good chance for the home side.
* This Saturday, Cogenhoe are the visitors to Eslaforde Park. They are seventh in the UCL Premier Division, 10 places above Town.