Horncastle Town 1, Skegness FC 4

SKEGNESS FC travelled to Lincs League team Horncastle Town for their first round tie in the Cusworth Cup.

Skegness started the better of the two teams, with Reid shooting wide after good work by Courtney and Akers.

Soon after man of the match Reid managed to get on the score sheet after a long ball by Lonslow caught the home defence napping allowing Reid to run clear and slot home.

Skegness soon doubled their lead when Critchlow and Akers combined to set Reid up.

Horncastle started to dominate the midfield and were trying to get back in the game but the Skegness defence of Wager, Muirhead, Minor and Bee proved difficult to break down,

With five minutes of the first half remaining, Skegness scored their third and Reid’s hat-trick,

In the second half Skegness brought on English and Richardson and attempted to control the game.

However Horncastle fought back and were given a life line with 20 minutes remaining when they scored to make it 3-1.

With the game beginning to stretch out Skegness regained their dominance.

Reid hit the post with a header and substitute Fairburn kept the home keeper busy with two saves.

Skegness got their fourth and the goal of the game after Richardson, Lonslow and Hardy linked up well to give Reid a tap in for his fourth goal.

Skegness FC is looking for potential new players to bolster their team and sponsors for next season.

Anyone wishing to get involved with the club should call or txt 07754632352.

Team: J Soloman, R Muirhead, D Wager, K Minor (captain), (M Richardson), V Bee, M Hardy, J Critchlow, (M English), T Lonslow J Courtney, (J Fairburn), D Reid, J Akers, K Chapplehow, J Lyal,