FOOTBALL: Horncastle Town look for a title boost - in style!

Tony Edwards in the tick of the action for Horncastle Town
Tony Edwards in the tick of the action for Horncastle Town

Horncastle Town will be looking to celebrate their return to Sills and Betteridge Lincolnshire League action tomorrow (Saturday) in the best possible style.

Town entertain rivals Nettleham United at The Wong (3pm) aim to kick start their challenge for the title.

Despite not having played a league fixture since before Christmas, Town have hung on to second place in the table.

However, they need three points against Nettleham to keep the pressure on leaders and red-hot title favourites Skegness Town.

Skegness, who visit Louth Town Reserves tomorrow, have a six point advantage over “The Wongers” who have a game in hand.

Town did pick up a few bumps and bruises from a friendly win against North Somercotes on Tuesday night when boss Paul Johnson gave his players some long awaited match action.

However, Town expect to be close to full strength tomorrow with Johnson facing some tricky selection decisions.

He will be hoping front men Michael Harness, Tony Edwards and Micky Stones can continue their excellent form.

All eyes will also be on Town’s defence who produced some improved displays in front of keeper Lewis Burchnall before the festive break.

Town’s Reserves are also in action tomorrow when they visit struggling Retford Town in the WJ Harrison Printers League.

Town were narrowly beaten by top-of-the-table RM Imp in their last outing and will be hoping to bounce back to winning form.

Town are still in the top four while Retford are in next-to-bottom place with three wins from 11 games.