Sam Jackson’s hat-trick helped Ruskington Rovers to a comfortable 4-1 home win against an out-of-form Benington in the Taylors Garages Premier Division.
Ashley Farmer grabbed the other goal.
Strikes either side of half-time put Ruskington in control before they were reduced to 10 men after an incident which saw Benington score through a Gavin Bell penalty.
Two breakaway goals in the final 10 minutes then secured Ruskington’s victory as Benington failed to make their extra player count.
* In Taylors Peugeot Division One, Fulbeck remain in contention at the top of the table following a 4-0 home win against a stuttering Kirton side.
Will Allen’s double and further goals from Chris Bates and Paul Crampton secured a comfortable victory.
Fulbeck now face table-topping Railway Athletic this weekend.
* Kirton Town Reserves and Billinghay Reserves were involved in a 3-3 draw at Graves Park in Taylors Ford Division Two.
Darren Tate hit two of the Kirton goals while Matt Tyrell grabbed the other.
Billinghay’s goals came from Scott Wiles, Archie Smith and Adam Newton.
* In Taylors Vauxhall Division Three, Northgate Olympic hit six goals away at Fosdyke Reserves, with Ryan Smith scoring twice.
Alex Yates, Neil Christian, Mark Davis and Jake Ellis were also on target for the visitors.
* Friskney’s Bogdan Bredeanu was involved in all three goals for his team in their BB insure Willoughby Shield 3-1 win at Premier side Billinghay Athletic in a quarter-final tie.
Bredeanu provided the cross for Andy Carter to score Friskney’s first, which brought the scores level at the break following Adam Underwood-Harley’s opener.
Bredeanu then scored the second himself before setting up Bob Jackson for the final goal to bring about a minor shock for the Division Two outfit.