Striker Tunstall aims to build on confidence boosting hat-trick

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Sleaford’s star striker Liam Tunstall is hoping to keep his scoring streak going after securing victory against Quorn with a meaty hat-trick.

The 22-year-old stole the show on Saturday netting three times in just eight minutes during a blistering spell in the second half.

This brings his goal tally to 18 for the season.

Tunstall, who was recently approached by Boston Town, said the match had helped raise his confidence and that of the team.

He said: “One of the reasons I said I was staying at Sleaford was because I was still scoring goals at Sleaford.

“I didn’t want to risk anything going wrong.

“I’m just happy that goals are still going in for me.

“I have got a lot of confidence going into games and it’s always good to score a hat-trick.”

Manager Glen Maddison said he was happy with the game which could be counted as a big scalp – given Quorn’s lofty fourth place position in the United Counties Premier Division – however, he acknowledged the team had lost its manager and several players recently.

He said having players return to the team from injuries was a big help, as well as Chris Shipley’s suspension being overturned.

He added: “I also changed the formation because I thought we’d been a bit boring.”

Sleaford Town face Wellingborough Town away on Saturday and when the teams last clashed The Doughboys won 2-0, so Maddison is hoping for revenge.

He said he would be watching the team’s game due to be played last night.