FOOTBALL: Champions leave Horncastle Town’s Reserves singing the blues

On the ball: Town midfielder Jamie Lamming prepares to take on a Blues Club opponent
On the ball: Town midfielder Jamie Lamming prepares to take on a Blues Club opponent

Horncastle Town 
Reserves 1 
The Blues Club 3

Town’s reserves were left singing the blues after they slumped to their first defeat of the season in the Lincoln League at The Wong on Saturday.

Town were well beaten by reigning champions The 
Blue Club, who came from behind to register all three points.

The result was a blow to Town’s hopes of challenging for the title and for once, their free scoring strikers were out of luck against well organised opponents.

Ben Fidling did give Town the lead with a well taken goal, but Blues Club slowly took charge of the game.

The Gainsborough based side scored three goals without reply to leave Town licking their wounds.

l Town’s Sunday Development Team went out of the Fred Quibell Cup, losing 3-2 to Ivy Anglians.

Town always faced a difficult task against opponents who play two divisions above them in the Lincoln Sunday League structure.

They trailed 2-0 early in the title but got back into contention with an own 
goal and another strike from Andy Bullivant before half time.

However, Anglians grabbed the winner in the second half and despite a 
few chances late on, Town couldn’t force the game into extra time.

Despite the defeat, it was another encouraging performance from a young Town side which continued to make a good impression this season.

Next Sunday, the team travels to University of Lincoln Law Society in the league.