SKEGNESS Town made it four wins on the bounce with victory by the odd goal in three at Lincoln on Saturday.
Having beaten the Railmen 5-0 in the Supplementary Cup, the Lilywhites were full of confidence for this return to Newark Road.
But the home side proved a tougher nut to crack, with regular first teamers Corey Carrithers, Joe Butler and Adam Louth in their ranks.
Town’s Liam Papworth limped out of the action with less than ten minutes on the clock. New signing Nick Lovelace joined the action from the bench as the seasiders shuffled their pack.
But it was his brother Mark who opened the scoring after 25 minutes, swivelling on the edge of the box to volley home his fourth goal in as many games.
The home side were thwarted on a number of occasions by a sterling performance from Ashley Bentley in the Skegness goal, but he was finally beaten on the stroke of half time when Steve John headed home an equaliser at the far post.
Town’s winner came with just 15 minutes left. Dean Seiner swung over a left footed corner from the Skegness right and when Lewis Cartwright headed the ball back across goal, Pete Dickinson was on hand to nod home his second of the season from five yards.
Skegness Town: Bentley, S. Trestrail, Seiner, R. Trestrail, Cartwright, Howland, Gardner, Tuplin, P. Dickinson, M. Lovelace, Papworth, N. Lovelace, Vaughan, Forman.
On Saturday Skegness will be hoping that Lee Orrey can rejoin the squad, having recovered from injury when they travel to Heckington United in the league (kick-off 3pm).
Skegness Town Reserves, whose game at home to Kirton Town was postponed late last week, are again without a fixture this weekend.