Skegness Town’s crunch cup and league double begins tonight

Courtney Warren
Courtney Warren

Skegness Town face two key games this week as they look to progress in the Northern Counties East League Cup and move away from the Division One relegation zone.

The Lilywhites travel to Selby Town this evening as they make a second attempt to play the cup tie after last week’s game fell victim to a waterlogged pitch.

The sides met on the opening day of the league season at Selby’s Fairfix Plant Hire Stadium, and the Seasiders were given a taste of the struggles to follow with a 4-0 defeat.

Selby are currently third in the table with 37 points from 20 games, two points behind leaders Campion with a game in hand.

It may only be early December, but Town face a vital Division One relegation clash against Hanworth Colliery on Saturday.

While FC Bolover look doomed in bottom spot having lost all 18 games, conceding 75 goals in the process, the Seasiders and Hamworth will both be looking for a key win to move up the table.

Hamworth are a place behind Skegness in 19th spot with 12 points from 18 games.

With the Lilywhites two points above them and having a game in hand, a win for Martyn Bunce and Nathan Collins’s side would be a big boost in their relegation battle.

The sides met a fortnight ago, and goals from Courtney Warren and Daniel Stevens gave the Seasiders a 2-1 home win.