High-five joy for Town away

Sills and Betteridge Lincolnshire League

Horncastle Town 0 Skegness Town 5

Skegness Town reached the 50-goal milestone in the league in emphatic style by brushing aside the challenge of local rivals Horncastle.

The Wongers had themselves been on fire in front of goal, scoring 13 times in their last two games, but they were totally outplayed by a strong Lilywhites side.

Indeed, although they have played some good stuff for parts of games this season, this was perhaps the first time the seasiders have dominated proceedings from start to finish, not allowing the home side a sniff all afternoon.

The whole squad looked comfortable on the ball and Horncastle simply had no answer.

Not until the dying minutes of the game did the home side threaten the visitors goal and then they found keeper Craig Parry in no mood to give up his second consecutive clean sheet.

The seasiders began brightly, but took time to work out the Horncastle offside trap – 11 minutes to be precise. That was when Liam Papworth latched onto Alec Enderby’s hurried defensive header and slotted the ball past Brody Willerton in the home goal.

Skegness continued to dominate, but the Horncastle defence played a high line, snarling Daniel Reid on several occasions.

However, there was little they could do in the 32nd minute when new signing Liam Parker and Ben Davison combined down the left and set up John Courtney to sidefoot home from 15 yards.

Skegness stepped up the tempo after the break and substitute Aaron Liles took just five minutes to master the offside trap, racing clear to bury a left foot shot into the bottom corner after Davison’s flick on.

Papworth made it four with his second of the day and when he completed his hat-trick with the fifth, there was still 18 minutes left on the clock.

The seasiders did get the ball in the net twice more before the end but both efforts, from Liles and Corssen were ruled out for offside.

At the other end Horncastle sub Jonathan Seymour flashed a shot inches wide and Parry did well to get down to his right to deny Jacob Wilson.

Horncastle Town - Willerton, Marshall, Shinn, Enderby, C Johnson, O Johnson, Watters, Brown, Wilson, Smith, Hotchin, Dunn, Seymour, B Johnson.

Skegness Town - Parry, Akers, Parish, Hardy, Gowshall, Parker, Reeson, Courtney, Papworth, Davison, Reid, Liles, Lonslow, Corssen.

On Saturday Skegness are at home in the last 16 of the Lincs Junior Cup when Grimsby outfit All Star Panthers are the visitors to Burgh Road for a 1.30pm kick-off.