Sleaford Town 4 Holbeach United 2
Wednesday, 03 October 2007
Sleaford collected their first home win in the Premier Division in a hugely eventful encounter at Eslaforde Park.
Robin Holderness gave Sleaford the lead after just five minutes after breaking through the visiting defence and on the quarter hour they doubled their lead with Pete Brothwell's free kick.
Three minutes later Jamie Shaw scored a third for Town after rounding Holbeach keeper Nicky Conroy, but the Tigers replied through Antonio Pascu after 48 minutes.
Holbeach midfielder Matt Oswin had a penalty saved by Andy Scott, but with eight minutes remaining another spot kick was awarded to the Tigers, Liam Nimmo converting from the spot to set up a grandstand finish.
Tom Siddons sealed Sleaford's victory two minutes from time.
Sleaford debutant Darren Glover and Holbeach pair Dean Elston and Nick Keeble all received their marching orders.
Sleaford: Andy Scott, Matt Hodgkin, Darren Statham, Carl Sedlan (Ben Harris), Kris Jones, Darren Glover, Pete Brothwell (Tom Siddons), Jason Sedlan, Robin Holderness, Jamie Shaw, Matt Lunn (Neil Richardson).
Holbeach: Nicky Conroy, Mark Thompson, Andy Lodge (Tommy Treacher), Nick Keeble, Dean Elston, Matt Oswin, Andy Stanhope, Kevin Childs, Liam Nimmo, Antonio Pascu (Omar Joof), Adam Jackson.