Sleaford Town are failing to ‘see games out’ after getting into winning positions, says their assistant manager Terry Fleming.
This is the verdict following two topsy-turvy clashes in the UCL Premier Division.
Town won 5-4 at home to Boston Town last Tuesday, after going 2-0 up (see page 63 for full report).
This was followed by a 3-2 defeat, also at home, to Northampton Sileby Rangers on Saturday. In this, Town held the lead twice, before conceding the winning goal in the final stages of the game.
Fleming said: “We controlled the game in large periods, twice going ahead and ended up losing the game. I thought it was very naive of us. I thought we could have seen out the game.”
He added: “We have got to start defending games better and seeing games out when we are getting into winning positions.”
Town, who now sit 15th in the division, now face top-of-the-league AFC Rushden and Diamonds away on Saturday.
Fleming said he was ‘upbeat’ about the clash, but said Town’s defending would need to improve.
He said: “If we defend as a team as we have been defending against the top of the table, inevitably we are going to concede.”