United’s injury time winner

Lincoln United Reserves 1

Skegness United 2

UNITED made four changes to the side which lost to Grimsby Borough Reserves in midweek.

It was all United in the beginning, but the Lincoln side were still a danger on the counter attack and Margason did well to save a goalbound effort from Rosa.

With half an hour gone, the deadlock was broken against the run of play when McGuigan allowed Rosa to turn him too easily on the edge of the box and he had a free run on goal as no defenders came across to cover.

Despite shooting tamely, the ball squirmed through the fingertips of Margarson and rolled agonisingly into the net to put Lincoln ahead.

The United players reacted well and created more chances. Their work finally paid off five minutes before half-time.

Bartlett showed good skill to weave into the box and he fed Watts, who clinically side-footed past the onrushing keeper to equalise.

With 10 minutes to go, United earned a penalty when Bartlett was brought down.

Watts’s spot-kick was saved low to the keeper’s right. The ball rebounded to the United player but he mis-timed his header with an open goal at his mercy and it went over the crossbar.

United secured the win in the third minute of injury time when Hallam swung in a corner in a last throw of the dice. As the ball fizzed into the near post, Watts got across the front of his marker to head home a dramatic winner.

On Saturday, Skegness United will be at home against Freiston in the first round of the Lincolnshire county junior cup.

Kick-off will be at 2.30pm.