Skegness Town 5
Brigg Town Res 1
Skegness Town climbed up to third place in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League with a comfortable win over Brigg Town’s second string.
Luke Rayner-Mistry and McCauley Parker scored a brace of goals apiece and Liam Parker also got on the scoresheet as the seasiders continued their recent good run ahead of Saturday’s Skegness derby contest.
But the three points were not without cost.
Substitute Michael Hardy was red carded for two bookable offences and Will Britton suffered a recurrence of his ankle injury, making him a doubt for the clash against United at Wainfleet Road.
Played on a heavy Burgh Road pitch, the clash against Brigg was a potential banana skin.
Not much was known about the Zebras and they had been climbing up the league in the weeks prior to Saturday.
The Lilywhites were without Ben Davison and Matt Veall, who were unavailable, while Arron Scutt returned to the squad after injury, along with Hardy.
McCauley Parker opened the scoring for the seasiders and Rayner-Misty made it 2-0 before the interval.
Rayner-Mistry’s second of the afternoon extended the home side’s lead early in the second half, before McCauley Parker conceded a penalty.
Goalkeeper Ashley Bentley pulled off a fine save to deny the visitors a lifeline, but they did pull a goal back midway through the second half.
McCauley Parker then made it 4-1, before brother Liam wrapped things up late in the game.
Lilywhites boss Nick Chapman was delighted with the result.
“The conditions can sometimes act as a bit of a leveller, but we performed well,” he said.
TOWN: Bentley, Warren, M. Parker, Scutt, Chamberlain, L. Parker, Hurst, Bartlett, Britton, Smith, Rayner-Mistry, Hardy, Epton, Drysdale.
Davison and Veall are expected to return to the squad for the short trip to Wainfleet Road on Saturday (KO 2pm), along with keeper Mike Emery, who has completed his two-match ban.
Britton is an injury doubt with his troublesome ankle.