Six-goal blast keeps united top

Sills & Betteridge

Lincolnshire League

Skegness United 6,

Boston Town Reserves 3

Skegness United cemented their current league form and position in the league with another victory against Boston Town Reserves in a challenging match in heavy winds and the occasional hailstorm.

Skipper Kurt Crossley broke through the Boston defence and finished well to give United an early lead.

Boston continued to try and push for a goal and brought great saves from Ben Martin in the United goal.

Ryan O’Loughlin caused havoc against the Boston defence and a clever free-kick from him allowed him to play a one-two with Luke Rayner-Mistry to then cross for Ross Muirhead to head home to make it 2-0.

Boston hit back soon though after a defensive mix-up allowed the striker to tap in to make it 2-1.

Rayner-Mistry played his customary slick football and a great move starting from the United defence led to Luke cutting inside and scoring.

O’Loughlin then got his goal and still maintains his impressive scoring record.

United came out in the second half looking to put the game to bed, but it was Boston who struck first when the striker beat the United offside trap.

The play from the midfield led to a penalty given to United, which Crossley duly converted to make it 5-2.

Another defensive mix-up from United left Boston to score a third goal, however the three-goal cushion was restored when Crossley was released brilliantly by O’Loughlin and slotted the ball home from the re-start.

The win keeps United top of the league with games in hand.

Manager Mark Hallam said: “It was just about three points. The players know they have not performed anywhere near what they are capable of but the result keeps us top.”

Squad: Martin, Keal, Drysdale (Walker), Muirhead, Skinner (Clarke), Chamberlain, Nicholls, McGuigan, Rayner-Mistry, O’Loughlin, Crossley.

Man of the Match: Kurt Crossley.