Town triumph in 5-0 reverse

Sills and Betteridge

Skegness Town recorded their fifth consecutive away win with a comfortable victory at Howell Road, home of Heckington United.

This was the first time the Lilywhites had been in league action since Heckington walloped them 4-0 at Burgh Road in December, so it seemed fitting that they should return to winning ways by avenging that unexpected reverse.

Just as they did at Burgh Road two months earlier, Town dominated the first half, but this time they turned that superiority into goals and rocked the home side back on their heels by racing to a 3-0 interval lead.

Town took the lead after 20 minutes when United failed to deal with a corner from the right and Andy Parish swept home his second goal of the season through a crowded goalmouth.

Heckington dithered at another set piece ten minutes later and Liam Papworth stroked home the loose ball to double the advantage.

But normal service was resumed when Ben Davison raced through the middle to lift the ball over the advancing Ben Jackson in the home goal. Despite a last ditch attempt by Harry Kirwan, the ball crossed the line.

New signing Greg Brown replaced Danny Reid at half time and he was soon in the action, forcing a save from Jackson in the second minute of the half.

Brown stung Jackson’s fingers again in the 54th minute, but this time the ball fell to Papworth, who headed over the stranded keeper.

The match had entered the dying seconds when Brown burst into the home penalty area, rounded the keeper and fired into an empty net to com

Skegness Town - Liam Gibson, Jake Akers, Macauley Parker, Andy Parish, Michael Hardy, Liam Parker, Andy Reeson, Ben Drysdale, Liam Papworth, Ben Davison, Danny Reid, Greg Brown, Michael Marinov

On Saturday (February 16) the Lilywhites are playing at home to Sleaford Town Reserves, kicking-off at 2pm.