Skegness Town Reserves 6 Benington 2
Skegness Town Reserves came back from behind to clinch their seventh consecutive win and go top of the Premier Division.
Benington started the brighter, causing problems from setplays, and they took the lead after 20 minutes, following a mix-up in the home defence.
From that point the Lilywhites took control and equalised through James Bland’s close range header.
Five minutes before the break Town took the lead when man of the match, Grant Hughes struck from the edge of the area.
The Lilywhites played their best football of the season after the interval and extended their lead in the 55th minute with the goal of the game.
Damian Howland’s perfect pass was brought down by Hughes, whose first touch was first class. Without breaking stride, the striker slotted the ball past the helpless Benington keeper.
New signing Charlie Carter then swung in a corner that was met by the evergreen John Jeffery to make it 4-1.
Town’s midfield of Sam Walker, Jeffery, Lucky Singh and Carter played some excellent football to entertain the Burgh Road crowd and provide a steady stream of chances for their strikers.
Meanwhile defenders Ben Etches, Michael Hardy, Howland and Bell stood firm against the strong challenges dished out by the Benington front men.
Singh made it 5-1 with a strike from the edge of the box and then another defence splitting pass from Howland was converted by substitute Rhys Mansell, who rounded the keeper before slotting home number six.
A late consolation goal at the other end wrapped up the scoring.
Manager Scott Daley was delighted with the result. “They do play some exciting, attacking football at times, backed up by a solid defence, and fully deserved the win,” he said.
Skegness Town Reserves - Simpson, Etches, Howland, Hardy, Bell, Singh, Walker, Carter, Jeffery, Bland, Hughes, Mansell, Smith, Marinov.
On Saturday Skegness Town Reserves hope to continue their good run with a Premier Division fixture at home to Fishtoft (kick-off 2.15pm).