FOOTBALL: Horncastle Town aim for cup boost against champions

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Horncastle Town will be gunning for revenge tomorrow (Saturday) when they launch their Supplementary Cup campaign against Skegness Town at The Wong (ko: 3pm).

Town were beaten 2-1 by Skegness in the league last month - but only after conceding a 93rd minute goal.

It was a brave performance by boss Paul Johnson’s side against last season’s Sills and Betteridge League champions.

Now, Johnson will be a hoping for a similar display - but a different result - tomorrow.

All eyes will be on Town’s selection with the likes of Danny Bent, James Melia and Nathan Rawdon pushing for starts.

Johnson, though, could retain the bulk of the side that secured a 2-0 win at Market Rasen in Town’s last league outing.

Strikers Tony Edwards and Michael Harness will be hoping to retain their places.

That win at Rasen eased Town into third place in the table - behind Skegness Town and Skegness United.

Johnson is predicting a tough battle tomorrow against the visitors who are rated as hot favourites to retain their league crown.

The Supplementary Cup has been divided into a Champions League-style group competition this season and the visit of Skegness should guarantee a bumper crowd at The Wong.

*Town’s in-form reserves continue their Lincoln and District League campaign tomorrow when they visit Birchwood United (2.30pm).

Town beat Retford 4-1 last Saturday to register their third win on the trot and move into second place in the table - one point and one place above Birchwood.