FOOTBALL: Horncastle Town banking on Stones for semi final boost

Horncastle Town players celebrate a goal EMN-140712-210252001
Horncastle Town players celebrate a goal EMN-140712-210252001

Horncastle Town will be look to striker Mickey Stones to keep them on course for a dazzling end-of-season double over the Easter weekend.

The big striker was rested for last Saturday’s derby at Louth when a 5-2 win kept Town on top of the Lincolnshire League table.

Tomorrow (Saturday) Town switch their attentions to the Supplementary Cup when they entertain Ruston Sports in a semi final tie at The Wong (2.30pm).

On Monday, it’s back to league action and an important clash at struggling Humbertherm (3pm).

Town spokesman Dale Johnson said: “We gave ‘Stoner’ a break last week and hopefully it will have done him good.

“He’s put in some really big shifts in recent games and we’ll need him to be at his best over the week end.”

Town - who are hoping for another big crowd - will be without banned duo Scott Lowman and Tony Edwards, along with the injured Nathan Rawdon.

Stones, who has made such a big impact this term, is likely to partner leading scorer Michael Harness up front.

Town will start tomorrow’s clash as strong favourites but Johnson said the squad is not taking anything for granted.

He added: “Ruston are a good side. It’s a semi final. League positions don’t count so anything could happen. It’s all on the day.”

Ironically, Town’s two arch title rivals - Skegness Town and Hykeham Town - clash in the other semi final.

*Town’s reserves are also in action at The Wong tomorrow looking for a win against Lincoln and District League opponents Lincoln Moor Railway Reserves. (2pm).

Boss Andrew Fenn will be calling on his players to build on last Saturday’s spirited performance in a 5-4 defeat at Fulbeck United.