Skegness Town’s unbeaten start came to an end at Hykeham Town on Saturday after the Lilywhites missed a penalty.
Hykeham had just taken the lead late in the first half through James Slater when the seasiders were awarded a spot kick. Michael Gardner was upended in the box and Ben Davison stepped up but crashed his penalty against an upright. He smashed home the rebound but the referee determined that the keeper had not touched it onto the post and ruled out the ‘equaliser’.
After the break Skegness piled on the pressure in a bid to rescue a point but found Hykeham’s defence in determined mood.
Town boss Nick Chapman said after the game that the whole squad was bitterly disappointed by the result.
“We started slowly and found them difficult to break down. When we did get through late in the game their keeper pulled off some tremendous saves,” he said.
The Lilywhites now have a short break, due to the League representative side taking on the West Yorkshire League at Boston United’s Jakeman’s Stadium on Saturday.
Next Wednesday they are back in league action when they travel to Nettleham for a 7.45pm kick-off.