FOOTBALL: Top of the table Horncastle Town look for title boost

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Horncastle Town will be looking to cement their position at the top of the Lincolnshire League tomorrow (Saturday) when they visit Wyberton.

Town took over pole position last Saturday with a comfortable 3-0 win against Cleethorpes but boss Paul Johnson is expecting a much tougher battle tomorrow.

Wyberton are currently third in the table but they are four points behind Town, having played five games more.

Johnson said: “Wyberton were in with a shout of the title themselves a few weeks ago but it looks like they’ve played too many games now.

“However, they are always a difficult side to beat, especially on their own ground. We’ll have to be at our best.”

Johnson - who has seen Town win11 games in a row - should have a full strength squad on duty and faces a difficult selection decision with Nathan Rawdon, Tom Sargeant and Scott Lowman all pushing for places.

The clash marks the start of a vital week for Town who entertain arch title rivals Hykeham Town at The Wong on Wednesday night (7.45pm).

*Town’s reserves don’t have a fixture tomorrow in the Lincoln and District League after last week’s 4-1 set back at home to Fulbeck.

Despite that result, Town are still in a creditable fourth place in the table.