Oakham are aiming to stop the rot

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OAKHAM United play Crowland Town tomorrow in what could be an early season six-pointer.

United have struggled for goals this season and lost on Saturday were three down within 30 minutes.

Jamie Saddington pulled one back from the spot after a handball but otherwise Oakham drew a blank up front.

Joint boss Pat Johnson said: “I have never known a run where each week we play well but get nothing.

“We have not had an out-and-out striker for most the games so far but Tane Scott played half an hour on Saturday and coped.”

Oakham have only scored four goals in six games and Pat Johnson added: “We played well again but found ourselves three down within the first 30 minutes.”

In division one, Ketton held one of the division’s title favourites, Langtoft to a 2-2 draw with Liam Palmer on target twice.

Oakham United Reserves lost 4-3 at Gedney Hill. Luke Ward, Nathan Bottomley and Steve Smith were all on target for United, who drop two places in the table.

Ketton Reserves are still without a win in division four but they pushed Woodston Dynamo all the way for a point on Saturday.

Andy Gray, Mark Bates and Tim Bradley scored as Ketton drew 3-3 away from home.

Ryhall’s reserves also drew 3-3, away at Thorney where Ben Alexander, Jason Macbeath and Steve Keegan were on target in division five.