Town aiming to bounce back after back-to-back defeats

Sleaford Town Football Club
Sleaford Town Football Club

Sleaford Town suffered two defeats last week in the UCL Premier League, but assistant manager Terry Fleming is remaining positive ahead of the club’s next clash.

A one-nil defeat away at Wisbech Town on Tuesday evening was followed by a 2-1 loss at home to Wellingborough Town on Saturday afternoon.

It means Town have lost four out of their five clashes so far this season, leaving them in 18th in the league of 21 thanks to a win against 10th placed Eynesbury Rovers.

Against Wisbech, assistant manager Fleming said a ‘lacklustre’ showing cost them the game, saying there was ‘nothing between the two sides’.

He said: “We were waiting for something to happen, for someone else to do it, rather than taking the game by the scruff of the neck.”

However, he took heart from the team’s performance on Saturday.

He said: “It was disappointing that we didn’t get something out of the game. We actually played well, put in a really good shift and put in more than enough to actually come away with something.

“It was just one of those days when you couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net.”

He added: “If you play like that you are going to win more games than you are going to lose. It was a positive performance, just unfortuanely for us we didn’t get the result.”

Fleming said Town’s performance this season was stronger than the results would suggest, but stressed good performances were not enough.

He said: “We need to start turning these performances into results and when we are having a bad day at the office we have got to see if we can dig in and try to get something out of the game.”

Town next face Harborough Town at home at 3pm, a side one below them in the league having also one won and lost four so far this season.

Fleming said: “If we can move the ball the way we did in the first half on Saturday we have got a very good chance of getting three points.”