FOOTBALL: Table topping Town are ready for Louth test

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Horncastle Town will be aiming to hold on to top spot in the Lincolnshire League tomorrow (Saturday) with a victory at struggling local rivals Louth Town Reserves.

Town’s midweek draw against arch rivals Hykeham left them at the top of the table on points difference from defending champions Skegness Town.

Town and Skegness both have 39 points from 17 games while Hykeham have 38 points from 15 - leaving the destination of the title hanging in the balance.

While Town take on bottom club Louth, Skegness travel to Nettleham and Hyekham are involved in the semi finals of the Challenge Cup at Wyberton.

Town boss Paul Johnson, who was full of praise for his players in midweek, said: “All we can do is look to win our games and hope the other contenders slip up.”

Town could be without key duo Tony Edwards and Scott Lowman through suspension. Both players were sent off in last Saturday’s 4-3 defeat at Wyberton - Town’s first loss in a dozen games.

Fortunately, Johnson has a strong squad available but he will check on the fitness of Nathan Rawdon and Olly Johnson who picked up injuries in midweek.

*Town’s reserves return to action tomorrow looking for a revenge win at Lincoln and District League rivals Fulbeck.

The two sides met at The Wong a couple of weeks ago and it was Fulbeck who came out on top after a nightmare second half for the hosts.

Boss Andrew Fenn will be hoping for three points to cement his side’s place in the top four.