Skegness Town 6, Heckington United 1

Skegness Town skipper Ben Davison (number 8) heads his team in front.
Skegness Town skipper Ben Davison (number 8) heads his team in front.
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Skegness Town extended their 100 per cent home record with an emphatic league win over Heckington United on Saturday.

United visited Burgh Road having thrashed new boys Grantham Athletic 9-2 and, perhaps more impressively, having held Boston United Reserves to a draw at the Jakemans Stadium.

So the Lilywhites were adequately warned about the danger from their opponents.

But they needn’t have worried. After 15 minutes of huffing and puffing the floodgates were prised open. The seasiders have been particularly strong at set pieces this season and home skipper Ben Davison rose to head them in front from a corner from the left.

Heckington stepped up their game, but found the Lilywhites in defiant mood and from another McCauley Parker corner, this time from the right, Liam Papworth glanced the ball in off the far post.

The visitors’ goal came under fire for the rest of the half, but United kept the score down to two.

But a neat move down the left four minutes after the break involving Michael Gardner, Liam Papworth and McCauley Parker opened them up again and Parker slid the ball under Heckington keeper Michael Redgrift to make it 3-0.

Papworth added his second in the 65th minute. A Liam Parker pass from defence caught the visiting defence napping and as Redgrift came out to rescue his team Papworth lifted the ball over him for the fourth goal.

Ten minutes later Michael Gardner struck the goal of the game from 25 yards to open his account for the season.

Gardner was then involved in the United consolation goal. Referee Robertson adjudged him to have pushed an opponent when trying to retrieve possession and Luke Hollingworth stepped up to curl the resultant free kick into the top corner.

But it was Gardner who had the last word. With two minutes to go he stole in behind the visiting defence to steer a perfectly flighted ball from Liam Parker past Redgrift to make the final score 6-1.

Skegness Town: Russell, Etches, Shelley, Murrell, Akers, L Parker, Walker, Davison, Gardner, Papworth, M Parker, Jackson, Smith.

On Saturday the Lilywhites travel to league leaders Lincoln United Reserves (kick-off 3pm).