FOOTBALL: Horncastle Town look to spring a Challenge Cup shock

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Horncastle Town’s reserve team boss Jamie Lamming has urged his squad to forget about league form and focus on a cup upset when they take on RM Imp at The Wong tomorrow (Saturday), kick off 1.30pm.

Town launch their defence of the Challenge Cup with a quarter final tie against their Lincoln based opponents.

Both sides play in the WJ Harrison Printer League but while Town are languishing next to bottom, RM Imp are leading the title race.

Town have only won once in the league while RM IMP have lost just one of their 16 fixtures.

Despite those ominous statistics, Lamming is confident his side can go through to the last four of the competition.

He said: “It’s a tough tie but we’ve played some of our best football in cup games this season and this is a great opportunity for us.

“RM Imp are a good side but we’re really looking forward to taking them on. Hopefully, they’ll be a good crowd to back us.”

Town’s first team don’t have a game tomorrow but Lamming is unlikely to call on too many players from the club’s Sills and Betteridge League squad.

However, Dave Marshall, Ollie Johnson and Danny Bent could all come in to boost his selection options.

The trio were substitutes in the first team’s win against Nettleham last Saturday as they all hit the comeback trail - Marshall and Johnson after injury and Bent after a ban.

Other key figures for Town will include leading scorer Jack Baxter and skipper Scott Maplethorpe who is likely to fill one of the centre back roles.