Town fail to claim a hat-trick of away wins

Sleaford Town Football Club
Sleaford Town Football Club

Sleaford Town’s burgeoning winning streak in the UCL Premier Division came to an end on Boxing Day as the team suffered defeat on the road.

Town were beaten 2-1 away at Harrowby United on Friday, their first loss in three.

The team had performed well on the road in their last two clashes, winning 5-3 at Wellingborough Town and 4-0 at Desborough Town.

The results had marked a turnaround in the team’s fortunes, with Town having lost the previous six games and not won since the end of October.

Town conceded twice in the first half of Friday’s clash, before pulling a goal back in the second half.

Chairman Brian Rowland said of Sleaford Town were ‘unfortunate’ not to get something out of the game.

He said: “In the second half, we were the better side. They just couldn’t seem to score and gave two goals away in the first half. They deserved at least a point.”

Despite the loss, Rowland remained positive about Town’s form and hoped they could return to winning ways with their next fixture.

He said: “We had two good results before this game. We have got to get back to that.”

Town are currently placed 16th in the division, one place above Harrowby United.

They begin a run of three home games on Saturday against Huntingdon Town. Kick off at Eslaforde Park is 3pm.