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Skegness Town Reserves 7, Freiston 1

 

A good crowd turned out to witness one of Skegness Town Reserves’ best performances of the season and their first home fixture since November 17.

The seasiders gave home debuts to 17-year-old goalkeeper Ryan Thompson and striker Gordan Drake.

Another 17-year-old, Mason Hazard, earned a place in the line-up; full back Ben Etches returned to the starting 11 and top scorer James Bland returned from first team duties for his first start since early December.

Drake opened the scoring in the 10th minute with his first of the season.

Freiston equalised shortly after with a deflected shot that wrong footed Thompson.

After this, Town did not look back, James Bland was a threat all afternoon with his pace and he helped himself to two goals to give the home side a 3-1 interval lead.

In the second half, Town played some really exciting attacking football, going on to score a further four goals.

Drake finished well from 12 yards making the score 4-1; wingers Jay Verhuel and Michael Parnham got onto the score sheet with a goal apiece and the experienced Damian Howland notched with a volley from 10 yards.

Manager Scott Daley said after the game: “The squad fully deserves this victory, we played some brilliant attacking football this afternoon and looked like a team. The players are reaping the rewards from the circuit training and runs on the beach.”

Skegness Town Reserves - Thompson, Etches, Howland, Hazard, Epton, Jeffery, Connelly, Parnham, J Verheul, Bland, Drake, A Verheul, Corssen, Dore.

Man of the match - Ben Etches

On Saturday, Skegness Town Reserves are at home to Park United in the cup (kick-off 1.45pm).

 

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