FOOTBALL: Red-hot ‘Wongers’ aim to make it nine in a row at Sleaford

Horncastle Town players celebrate a goal in a recent league game
Horncastle Town players celebrate a goal in a recent league game

Horncastle Town will be aiming to make it nine wins in a row when they travel to Sleaford Town tomorrow (Saturday) looking to maintain their challenge for the Sills and Betteridge League title.

An impressive 3-1 win at Cleethorpes AKP last Saturday saw Town retain second place in the table, two points behind leaders Wyberton.

Town, though, have five games in hand on Wyberton and three points tomorrow would strengthen their challenge.

Boss Paul Johnson will be reluctant to make changes but has former regulars Tom Sargeant and Carl Smith back in his squad.

Town will also be looking for Michael Harness to continue his form as he’s scored in the last four games.

Harness is likely to partner Mickey Stones who has made such a big impact on his return to The Wong this season.

Sleaford aren’t out of the title battle themselves. They are in fourth place in the table - two points behind Town - but have played three games more.

Wyberton travel to Hykeham Town tomorrow while third placed Skegness Town - still seen by many as title favourites - entertain Nettleham.

*Town’s reserves return to Lincoln League action tomorrow when they entertain leaders Birchwood United at The Wong (2pm).

The reserves have suffered a couple of disappointing results since the turn of the year and manager Andrew Fenn will be looking for a positive display for his squad as they look to cement a top four place.