Four-some United march on in the Cusworth Cup

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Skegness United eased into the second round of the Cusworth Cup following a 4-1 win against Sutton Rovers.

United made one change from the previous week, with Kieran Rayner-Mistry coming in at left wing back for Jamie Lyall, which saw Ashley Reid move to the right.

It was a busy start to the match with both sides playing attacking football and the game switching from end to end.

On 25 minutes United took the lead with an excellent goal.

Keaton Grainger was released down the left and fired past the visiting keeper from an acute angle into the far corner of the net.

Five minutes later United were 2-0 up when a loose ball came out to Ryan O’Loughlin on the edge of the area.

He slotted the ball home with an accurate finish.

An outstanding shot from Grainger was tipped over the bar soon afterwards as United turned the screw.

At this stage of the game, United were playing some delightful football and had control.

However, they had to be aware of the visitors on the break.

Within two minutes of the re-start Sutton got themselves back into the game from a shot from outside the area which nestled into the corner.

On 65 minutes they restored the two goal lead when a mistake in the visitors’ defence let in Zak Bray, who slotted home for a well-deserved goal.

United continued to press and shots from John Courtney, Grainger and Bray were just wide of the target.

With the game coming to its end, United scored their fourth.

After the Sutton keeper had made an excellent save the ball ran free and was slammed home by O’Loughlin from eight yards out.

UNITED: J. Minor, Reid (Kendrick), Rayner-Mistry, McGuigan, Simpson, Sleight (Minor), Bray, Mansell (Turner), Grainger, O’Loughlin, Courtney; Sub (not used): Hayes.