Lincolnshire FA Junior Cup
LACKLUSTRE Skegness Town bowed out of the County Cup against Lincolnshire League rivals Horncastle at Burgh Road.
The seasiders had the psychological advantage over their visitors, having beaten them in their own back yard last month, but they went out with a whimper.
From the first whistle Horncastle were the livelier side, hoping to carry on into the last eight of the competition.
When visiting skipper Chris Johnson gave them the lead it failed to shock the Lilywhites into action and Scott Wilson added a second to give Horncastle a two-goal cushion going into half-time.
Lee Orrey pulled a goal back for Skegness after the break, but Daryl Dunn restored the two-goal advantage on the hour.
Michael Howard, back in the Skegness side after injury, was denied a goal on his return by keeper Lewis Burchnall after working an opening for himself.
At the other end former Horncastle player Lewis Cartwright hooked the ball off the line to deny Wilson his second of the game.
Skegness Town: Maddison, Trestrail, Howland, Nicholls, Cartwright, Thompson, Booth, Broome, Orrey, Howard, Papworth, Rawlinson, Pearce.
Skegness now have to pick themselves up for the trip to Sleaford Town Reserves on Saturday (kick-off 2pm).
Bottom of the table Sleaford, who failed to raise a team for the journey to CGB Humbertherm last weekend, will be looking for their second league win of the campaign.