Sleaford Town boss calls on players to ‘stand up and be counted’

Sleaford Town boss Glen Maddison has told his players ‘it’s time to stand up and be counted’.

This was the message after witnessing Saturday’s 3-0 defeat away at Wellingborough Town.

“I don’t think they all stood up and were counted,” he added. “Some of them had a grumble at the end of the match, which I don’t have an issue with but I think some of them need to look at their own performances.”

He said Saturday’s defeat – and goals conceded – were mostly of Town’s making.

“We dominated the first half but then conceded a penalty right on the stroke of half time and that changed the whole aspect of the game,” said Maddison.

Following the break, the visitors saw Nick Bishop sent off – when ‘harshly’ adjudged the last man in the eyes of Maddison.

He also said the pitch, which he described as ‘horrendous’ had its part to play.

Town now face a weekend off, with Saturday’s away trip to Yaxley postponed.

Sleaford’s next game is now due to be away at Irchester United.