Heckington out of bottom two with draw over league leaders

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Lowly Heckington United continued to suggest that their fortunes have changed with a creditable draw against Sills and Betteridge Lincolnshire League leaders Boston United Reserves at the weekend.

The second consecutive clean sheet against the league’s top two - following hot on the heels of their 1-0 win over Gainsborough Town - not only put a dampener on the Pilgrims’ title charge, but it lifted the Howell Road outfit out of the bottom two.

Nettleham have now slipped onto the second-to-bottom rung after their defeat by the odd goal in five to Skegness United.

Bottom side Grimsby Borough Reserves held high-riding Gainsborough Town to a draw at Blossom Way, while Hykeham Town won the derby encounter at home to Lincoln United Reserves.

Skegness Town avenged the previous week’s defeat at the hands of Sleaford Town Reserves with a five-star showing at Eslaforde Park, while Ruston Sports came a cropper at home to Cleethorpes Town Reserves.

CGB Humbertherm picked up a tidy three points at home to Horncastle Town.

Results: CGB Humbertherm 2 Horncastle Town 0; Grimsby Borough Reserves 3 Gainsborough Town 3; Heckington United 0 Boston United Reserves 0; Hykeham Town 2 Lincoln United Reserves 0; Nettleham 2 Skegness United 3; Ruston Sports 0 Cleethorpes Town Reserves 2; Sleaford Town Reserves 1 Skegness Town 5.