Town looking for victory over Long Buckby

Sleaford Town have given themselves a platform to build on after Saturday’s 2-1 victory over AFC Kempston Rovers, says manager Glen Maddison.

Town striker Liam Tunstall grabbed a brace in the first half before the home side held on for the win.

“We have played better in other games but not got the win,” said Maddison. “We had to win and that was spelt out simply.”

The first strike came from open play, with the second coming from the penalty spot.

“Liam took his first one well and then got brought down for the penalty,” added Maddison. “He’s now scored 13 or 14 goals for us this season, which for a team three or four from the bottom is not bad at all.”

Town now face Long Buckby, who sit mid-table in the United Counties Premier Division, at home on Saturday.

Maddison said: “The win gives us something to build on and hopefully we can back it up against Long Buckby, who are going well.

“I want us to try to play football and get a bit of confidence.”

* The game against Kempston came after Town lost 2-1 on Tuesday to Blackstones after initially taking the lead.