Skegness travelled light to Sleaford on Saturday due to injuries and work commitments.
This did not diminish the commitment and application of the dedicated players who turned out and indeed of this squad so far this season.
Sleaford were excellent hosts, entering into the spirit of rugby by making up the shortfall to enable a full game to take place.
However Skegness were overcome by a stronger Sleaford side, even though tries from Machin and Hotchen, after the strong running from the ever present Hardy, kept Skegness in touch throughout.
“Under very difficult conditions this side demonstrated its usual commitment in the face of adversity,” said a spokesperson.
“Man of the Match Sam Lempard demonstrated the full-on ‘never say die’ attitude with an outstanding performance full of strong running and fierce tackling.
“Even though the Blue and Whites came off second best the side continues to develop and remain the personification of all that is good in local sport,” they added.
Skegness: Linnell, Farnsworth, Turner, Hill, Brown, Machin, Holiday, Hardy, Hotchen, Lempard.