Struggling Town beaten

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Sleaford Town 1

Huntingdon Town 3

Huntingdon continued their climb up the United Counties League Premier Division table after recording their first ever victory at Eslaforde Park on Saturday.

Huntingdon are now sixth, while Sleaford lie in 18th, fourth from bottom.

A brace of goals from Niks Savalnieks after 27 and 38 minutes put Huntingdon in control of the first half.

Mid way through the second half Sleaford were given a lifeline when Huntingdon keeper Dan Beeny conceded a penalty for a foul on Tony Edwards, who was racing through on goal. Beeny was duly sent off and Liam Tunstall converted the spot kick to provide the home side with a glimmer of hope.

Sleaford put 10-man Huntingdon under pressure but could not test the stand-in keeper with a single effort.

Then, late in the game, Sleaford were caught on the break while Lee Llewellyn was off the pitch getting treatment, with Jack Warwick adding a third for the visitors on 76 minutes.

Sleaford boss Glen Maddison admitted he was disappointed by the result but conceded: “In fairness we were beaten by a better team and sometimes you have to accept that.”

Sleaford Town: Andy Hewitt, Ash Murrell, Lee Llewelyn, Chris Shippley, Adam Fenton, Zac Zablockyj, Liam Tunstall, Richard Jackson, Ryan Oliver, Tony Edwards, Luke Hollingworth. Subs: Jamie Shaw, Nick Bishop