FOOTBALL: Horncastle Town wait on goal-ace Edwards for key league clash

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Horncastle Town could have to tackle Sills and Betteridge League rivals Lincoln United without key striker Tony Edwards at the Wong tomorrow (Saturday) 3pm.

Edwards is battling to be fit for the game after suffering an injury problem in training last week.

A regular member of the Lincolnshire League’s representative squad, Edwards’ absence would be a blow to Town’s hopes of a much-needed win.

Scoring goals has been a problem for Town all through the campaign and their current tally of 22 from 18 games is one of the lowest in the competition.

Boss Paul Johnson should have Gareth Melia and Danny Bent available up front while first choice keeper Will Wood will return.

Town have only played three league games since the turn of the year - losing two and winning one.

They are currently fourth from bottom of the table but have games in hand on all the sides below them - Sleaford, Heckington and Nettleham.

Tomorrow’s opponents Lincoln have struggled in recent weeks and were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Nettleham last Saturday.

Town’s reserves don’t have a game tomorrow and return to action on Saturday week at home to fellow strugglers FC Monos.

Meanwhile, Town will be launching their grand summer raffle tomorrow.

It features a first prize of £250 and the winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, August 8 - the provisional date for the opening of their new clubhouse.