Skegness Town 2, Ruston Sports 1

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Skegness Town continued their bright start to the season with a narrow win over a strong Rustons side at Burgh Road.

But they had to come back from behind to bag the spoils after the Lincoln-based side took an early lead.

With cricket washed out at Grimsby, the Lilywhites were able to call on the services of Sean Chamberlain and Jamie Epton.

The visitors took a second minute lead thanks to a great strike from Lee Welbourn and that was how the score remained at the break.

The home side drew level through Liam Papworth and minutes later a stunning free kick from McCauley Parker gave them the lead. It proved to be enough to net the three points and maintain the seasider’s perfect start to the campaign.

Town boss Nick Chapman said after the game: “We knew Rustons would be a stern test for us and our cause wasn’t helped when we went behind to a worldly strike on two minutes.

“I felt we had the majority of possession in the first half, but couldn’t break down a resolute and organised defence,” he said.

There was discussion at half time about being patient and this paid off when Papworth equalised.

Parker’s winner was his second goal in as many games.

“The lads were tremendous today,” said Chapman. “Talent counts for very little if you haven’t got the desire and togetherness we showed.”

Skegness Town: Lambley, Epton, Shelley, Chamberlain, Parish, L Parker, Cobb, Davison, Papworth, Wilkes, M Parker, Marinov, Etches, Walker, Veall.

Skegness travel to Hykeham Town on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Fixtures: CGB Humbertherm v Boston United Reserves; Heckington United v Grimsby Borough Reserves; Horncastle Town v Ruston Sports; Hykeham Town v Skegness Town; Lincoln United Reserves v Sleaford Town Reserves; Nettleham v Grantham Athletic; Skegness United v Gainsborough Town.