Skegness United 0, Skegness Town 2

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Ten man Skegness Town bagged the honours in the latest Skegness derby at a windswept Wainfleet Road Playing Fields.

Town took the lead ten minutes into the game when Rocky Rawlings latched onto a loose ball on the edge of the box and half volleyed home from 20 yards.

Liam Parker doubled the lead when he headed home a free kick from brother McCauley.

Five minutes before the break the influential Ben Davison suffered a cut to his head when challenging for a high ball in the United penalty box.

Bandaged up, he lasted until ten minutes into the second half when he had to be replaced by Mike Armstrong.

But undeterred by losing their bloodied skipper, the Lilywhites looked towards their man of the match Michael Hardy for inspiration.

A number of bookings were dished out in both camps during the cause of the game, as well as an 80th minute red card to Town’s Andy Parish for his challenge on former Lilywhite Arron Scutt.

The result lifted Skegness Town to third in the table, seven points clear of United.

Skegness United: Ben Smith, Sean Chamberlain, Andy Appleby, Jordan Walden, Callum Hyland, Jamie Skinner, Arron Scutt, Kyle McGuigan, Luke Rayner-Mistry, Adam Broom, Kurt Crossley, Michael Howard, Ryan O’Loughlin, Jordan Smith, Andy Reeson, Nathan Wetton.

Skegness Town: Ricky Lovelace, Andy Parish, Jamie Epton, Michael Hardy, Jack Cotton, Liam Parker, Liam Papworth, Ben Davison, Rocky Rawlings, Michael Gardner, McCauley Parker, Michael Armstrong, Aaron Shelley, Michael Marinov.

On Saturday Skegness Town are home to Cleethorpes Town Reserves in the Challenge Cup. Skegness United are away to Grimsby Borough Reserves in the same competition (both kick-off at 1.30pm).