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Sleaford Town slumped to their worst defeat of the season and remain rooted to the bottom of the table.
Jamie Shaw’s men were on the receiving end of a 7-0 drubbing at home against Holbeach United on Saturday, September 7.
This leaves them 20th in the table, pointless with four losses out of a possible four.
The home side’s task was made even tougher when they lost Ewan Armstrong to a red card after only 15 minutes.
However, there was nothing to split the sides at half-time. When Holbeach came out for the second half, however, they made their extra man count.
Two goals from Josh Ford and Jonny Lockie, along with more from Luke Wilson, Liam Adams and an unfortunate own goal completed a terrible second half display.
Boss Jamie Shaw said: “It was never going to be easy going down to ten men. I thought it was a little bit soft, personally. I’ve seen them given but thought their player made a meal of it. I thought it was a yellow card.
“We were happy at half time but conceded early and it’s tough when you’re down to ten men.
“It’s good to get back on the horse and have another game midweek. There are a few lads who didn’t get on and it will be good to freshen things up.
“It may take us a while to find our feet. We are not a team that’s going to feel sorry for ourselves – we’ve got to keep fighting. I told the lads that at the weekend. We’ve got another tough game coming up against a good side but we’re ready for the challenge.”
This result took the Tigers up to fourth place while Sleaford become the only team in the division yet to get up and running and put a point on the board.
Town return Eslaforde Park tonight, September 11, for a midweek clash against Peterborough Northern Star FC. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.
Jamie Shaw’s team will be hoping to pick up their first win of the season and build some momentum after a dismal start to the campaign.
Their league struggles have been compounded by an FA Cup and FA Vase exit, the latter coming against lower league opposition in Bourne Town FC.