FOOTBALL: Horncastle Town looking for winning start at Nettleham

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Horncastle Town boss Paul Johnson will be hoping his side can make a flying start to the new Sills and Betteridge League season when they visit Nettleham tomorrow (Saturday), kick off 3pm.

Town’s squad have impressed in pre-season, rounding off their build-up with an impressive 7-2 win against Boston League Benington at The Wong on Tuesday night.

That followed a battling performance in a 1-0 defeat against highly rated Evo-Stik opponents Spalding United, again at The Wong.

Johnson has plenty of selection headaches before finalising his side for the Nettleham clash and even League representative striker Tony Edwards is battling for a starting place, along with the likes of Michael Harness.

Jammie Lamming, who stood down as reserve team manager to concentrate on playing, is among the other hopefuls pressing for a call-up.

It is, of course, an exciting season for Town who will open their new £400,000 clubhouse complex over the August Bank Holiday.

Work on the clubhouse means Town’s opening league games will be away from home in what is a new-look Sills and Betteridge competition in 2014-15.

The league now features Louth Town Reserves, Market Rasen Town and Wyberton with Boston United Reserves among the sides dropping out.