Sleaford Town 2 AFC Kempston Rovers 3
Saturday, 18 August 2007
Premier debutants Sleaford are still searching for their first top flight points after fellow promotees Kempston edged a see saw contest as Eslaforde Park.
Lewis Hook, one of the few survivors from the promotion winning Walnut Boys' squad, gave Kempston the lead from close range after 24 minutes, but Sleaford levelled through master marksman Jamie Shaw in the final minute of the first half after Pete Sutton's effort was saved.
On resumption Sleaford went in front with a 46th minute Miles Hunter goal after the young striker took on the visiting defence, but Matt Cheveralls squared the contest seven minutes later after home keeper Andy Scott failed to hold onto a cross under pressure from Ross Course. The visitors clinched victory ten minutes from time with Course the matchwinner for the Walnut Boys with a great strike from the edge of the box.
Sleaford: Andy Scott, Kris Jones, Darren Statham, Carl Sedlan (Jason Harrison), Paul Ward, Oliver Sidney, Pete Sutton (Matt Lunn), Jason Sedlan, Michael Stones, Jamie Shaw, Miles Hunter (Ben Harris).
Kempston: Kevin Higby, Neil Managan, Ashley Crowther, Chris Winder, Tom Francis, Jimmy Dillnutt, Lewis Hook, Matt Cheveralls (Ciaran Alexander), Ross Course, Ryan Jenner (Ashley Yeomans), Tom Damon (Andrew Budge).