FOOTBALL: Horncastle Town look to cash in on home comforts

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Horncastle Town will be aiming to make a winning start at their new-look ground tomorrow (Saturday) when they entertain Sleaford Town Reserves in the Sills and Betteridge Lincolnshire League (3pm).

The game marks Town’s first league fixture at The Wong since the opening of an outstanding new £400,000-plus clubhouse development.

Officials are hoping for a bumper crowd as manager Paul Johnson’s side aim to return to winning ways.

Town opened the campaign with a victory at Nettleham but have since drawn at Skegness United (2-2) and lost at champions Skegness Town (1-2).

In both those latter games, Town conceded injury time goals to rob them of what would have been deserved points.

Johnson, who has been full of praise for Town’s performances, will no doubt be reminding his players of the need to focus for 90 minutes.

Town will be hoping Michael Harness can maintain his goal-scoring form while in-form keeper Lewis Burchnall will be another key figure.

*Town’s reserves launch their Lincoln League campaign under new management tomorrow (Saturday) with a visit to Gainsborough based Blues Club.

It promises to be a tough test for Town against last season’s champions who opened with a crushing 8-0 success against Monson FC last week.