Crunch time for Skegness United’s hopes

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NEWLY-formed Skegness United’s hopes of playing in the Lincs League will come to a head later today (Wednesday) when the team’s management head to the league’s AGM.

During the meeting they will be told if they have been successful in their application.

If so it will signal a major step in the club’s phoenix-like resurrection.

The club last played competitively in 1939, before the Second World War saw the team mothballed.

But club chairman Geoff Farrar and joint managers Mark Hallam and Jason Callaby are hoping to breathe new life into the side.

They have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring players into the squad in the hopes that the side will return to competitive action.

To that end they are set to begin their pre-season training on Thursday evening at the Wainfleet Road playing fields in Skegness at 6.30pm.

“Players wanting to try out for the new club should have a minimum of Boston Premier or East Lincs Combination Division 1 playing experience due to the high calibre of players already committed for the new season,” said Mark Hallam.

“If you think you have what it takes to play at Lincolnshire League level, we look forward to seeing you down there.”