It’s getting congested at the top of the Sills and Betteridge Lincolnshire League following the latest round of results.
After midweek success at Nettleham, Gainsborough Town now top the pile, but CGB Humbertherm’s win at neighbours Cleethorpes Town Reserves has seen them climb onto their shoulder.
Boston United Reserves are also in the top three after their tidy win over Sleaford Town Reserves at the Jakemans Stadium.
A few days after registering their first point, basement club Grantham Athletic were on the wrong side of a 9-2 scoreline at Grimsby Borough Reserves.
In the Lincolnshire FA Junior Cup all the Sills and Betteridge League sides are safely through to Round Three.
A Craig Lill hat-trick helped last season’s finalists Gainsborough Town to a comfortable win at Billinghay, while Horncastle Town had to come back from behind to see off the challenge of Pinchbeck.
Heckington’s Adam Burrows grabbed a hat-trick in his side’s derby tie at Sleaford’s White Horse, while there were six different scorers in Hykeham’s 9-2 win over Boston Leaguers Bennington.
Nettleham bounced back from their midweek disappointment when they crushed Tydd St Mary 8-0, while Ruston Sports hit Fishtoft for six at Newark Road.
A Jordan Smith brace helped Skegness United overcome Fulbeck United, while neighbours Skegness Town had a much easier passage through to the next round after Fulstow Rovers telephoned on Saturday morning to say they couldn’t raise a team.
Lincolnshire FA Junior Cup
Fulbeck United 1 Skegness United 4
Jordan Smith’s brace and further goals from Michael Howard and Andrew Reeson saw United through to the third round.
Chris Bates was on target for Fulbeck.
Results - League - Boston United 3 Sleaford Town Reserves 1; Cleethorpes Town 2 CGB Humbertherm 4; Grimsby Borough Reserves 9 Grantham Athletic 2.
Lincolnshire FA Junior Cup - Billinghay Athletic 0 Gainsborough Town 4; Fulbeck United 1 Skegness United 4; Hykeham Town 9 Bennington 2; Pinchbeck United 3 Horncastle Town 4; Ruston Sports 6 Fishtoft 2; The White Horse 2 Heckington United 5; Tydd St Mary 0 Nettleham 8. Postponed: Fulstow Rovers v Skegness Town.