United claim a notable scalp

SKEGNESS United claimed the notable scalp of United Counties Premier Division side Thrapston Town FC with a comfortable 3-1 victory away from home.

Without the experienced pair of Paul Watts and Joby Gowshall, the young Skegness United side played some scintilating football at times and could have scored more goals if not for several fantastic saves by the home goalkeeper.

Joint Manager Jason Callaby said: “Considering this is only our second game together and the level of the opposition, this was a fantastic all round team performance”.

Scorers for Skegness United were Sean Chamberlain, Josh Bartlett and Mikey Hardy.

Skegness United made it three pre-season wins out of three with a very convincing 9-1 victory at Coningsby FC from the Boston League.

After a slow start in difficult conditions, Kurt Crossley opened the scoring and went on to help himself to three further goals with clinical finishing.

New signing Kyle McGuigan, a product of Lincoln City’s school of excellence, belied his 16 years of age with an energetic performace in midfield, helping himself to two superb goals.

Further goals were scored by Callum Hyland, Paul Watts and Josh Bartlett.

On Wednesday night, Skegness United hope to maintain their 100 per cent winning start to their pre-season schedule, when they travel to play Nottingham United FC, from the Central Midlands League, which should be a good test for the United boys.

There will be no training this Thursday, due to the Wednesday night game, or next Tuesday, due to the Boston Town fixture.