Skegness Town Reserves returned from Old Leake empty handed, despite travelling with a strong squad in their latest Boston League encounter.
The seasiders started with their usual 4-3-3 formation, giving starts to new signings Jack Hood and Jason Callaby. They began slowly and the home side took full advantage.
Old Leake dominated possession throughout the first period, creating several goal-scoring opportunities. Hood pulled off a fine save to deny the impressive Bert Snaith, but the visitors fell behind following an individual error with 40 minutes gone.
In the second period Old leake`s high tempo football caused Town more problems. It was yet another defensive error by Town that led to them falling further behind when they gave the ball away cheaply.
Town switched to a 4-4-2 formation, which helped them get back into the game. Michael Parnham turned to his usual role, and it was he who reduced arrears for the visitors, picking the ball up on the halfway line, beating his full back and finishing with a great strike.
For a 20-minute period Town had most of the possession, but failed to score while on top. Old Leake soaked up the pressure and scored three brilliant counter attack goals after successfully defending their own corners.
Town went on to concede two more goals to round off a miserable afternoon for the visitors
Manager Scott Daley said: “The brightest part of the afternoon for us was the performance of young man-of-the-match Mason Hazard. He showed all his team mates how to play football.
“I put my hands up though; I didn`t pick the correct formation from the start. You live and learn.”
Skegness Town Reserves: Hood, Hazard, Errington, Jeffery, Etches, Wynn, Callaby, Parnham, A. Verheul, Dore, J. Verheul, Connelly, Marinov, Chappelow.