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Skegness Town 2
Horncastle Town 0
Skegness Town boss Nick Chapman was pleased to get off to a winning start in the Lincolnshire League, against a side who finished third in the league last season.
East Lindsey rivals Horncastle Town were always going to be difficult to beat, but two first half goals bagged the points for the seasiders.
“If we had put away all our chances, the scoreline would have been much different, but we would have taken 2-0 before the game,” said Chapman.
“It was nice to get a win against tough opponents.”
The Lilywhites were without Luke Raynor-Mistry, Michael Hardy and Jamie Epton, who were all unavailable, while Lucky Singh, Herbie Nichols, Matt Veall and Damian Howland came into the squad.
Horncastle were without Michael Stones and Nathan Rawdon.
The seasiders went in front after 30 minutes when Miles Chamberlain bent a free kick into the bottom corner.
The lead was doubled five minutes later when McCauley Parker tucked the ball home.
Both sides cancelled each other out after the break, making for a second half of little incident, but Skegness did enough to prevent their neighbours getting back into the game.
TOWN: Solomon, Warren, Drysdale, L. Parker, Chamberlain, Parish, Smith, Davison, Britton, Bartlett, M. Parker, Singh, Nicholls, Veall, Howland.
On Saturday Skegness host Cleethorpes Town Development Squad at Burgh Road (KO 3pm).
Luke Rayner-Mistry and Michael Hardy are expected to join the Lilywhites’ squad, and Chapman is hopeful that Liam Parker (hamstring) and McCauley Parker (knee) will have recovered from knocks.