Sleaford Town 4 Wellingborough Town 2004 1
Tuesday, 02 March 2010
Wellingborough failed to find a cutting edge to support their passing game as they slipped to a first defeat in six matches against a side with greater firepower.
Tom Liversedge twice went close to giving the Doughboys an early lead, first with a shot which was blocked on the line and then with a glancing header from a Joe Power free kick.
Sleaford took the lead after 43 minutes against the run of play. Matt Lunn and Martin Wormall combined on the right to set up Simon Bolland. His first effort was superbly saved by keeper Shaun Markie but he reacted quickly to force the rebound home.
In first half added time Gary Walters made space for himself in the box but was too high with his fierce shot.
Early in the second period Dan Grainger's well struck effort forced home keeper Jack Drury to save but soon Sleaford were handing out a lesson in finishing.
A Miles Hunter flick at the near post from Lunn's low corner doubled the lead two minutes before the hour.
After Lunn was inches away from a third with a fierce drive from the edge of the box, Martin Wormall put his name on the scoresheet after 63 minutes, deceiving Markie from 18 yards after his first shot was blocked.
The home tally was completed after 68 minutes, Lunn's run and pass setting up Nick Bishop for an easy finish.
Wayne Richardson scored a 75th minute Wellingborough consolation from the spot after being brought down by Walters.
Sleaford: Jack Drury, Matt Hodgkin, Stewart Smith, Tom Ward, Simon Bolland, Khameel Spence, Matt Lunn, Nick Bishop, Martin Wormall, Miles Hunter (Tom Sergeant), Gary Walters.
Wellingborough: Shaun Markie, Dan Spaughton, Paul Smith, Stuart Goosey, Ray Hackett, Dan Grainger, Wayne Richardson (Joe Cossey), Mick Parkes, Tom Liversedge (Iain Blaikie), Ben Johnson (Scott Cross), Joe Power.