Sleaford Town hit six in Knockout Cup rout

Sleaford Town striker Michael Hayden has scored five of his seven goals this season in knockout ties EMN-180820-154951002
Sleaford Town striker Michael Hayden has scored five of his seven goals this season in knockout ties EMN-180820-154951002

Sleaford Town cruised into the main draw of the United Counties League Knockout Cup as Holwell Sports were hit for six last Tuesday.

Michael Hayden completed a first-half hat-trick at the league newcomers, while Ben Greenwood and Dan Worthington were also on target as Town raced into a 5-0 half-time lead in the preliminary round tie.

Hayden completed the scoring with his fourth just six minutes into the second-half and Town then withstood pressure from the improved home side to claim back-to-back clean sheets.

The win sets up a home first-round clash with Holbeach United on Wednesday, September 26.

Jamie Shaw’s free-scoring forwards have now scored 11 goals in two matches and host Wellingborough Town in their next league match on Saturday, September 1 (ko 3pm).