FOOTBALL: Sleaford Town Reserves retain top spot in Lincs League

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Things are getting tight amongst the chasing pack in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League.

Indeed just six points separate the nine teams sitting between second and 10th in the table.

Sleaford Town Reserves remain clear leaders, despite having a day off. They are 10 points clear of Cleethorpes Development Squad, whose victory in Group A of the Supplementary Cup knocked Skegness United out of the competition.

The Supplementary Cup tie between Ruston Sports and CGB Humbertherm was postponed when the Therm were unable to raise a team.

Wyberton missed a chance to go second in the league when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Horncastle Town at The Causeway.

Skegness Town occupy fourth spot after completing a league double over champions Hykeham Town, while Simon Mowbray’s six-goal salvo at home to Market Rasen Town helped lift Lincoln Railway AFC into fifth.

League

Wyberton 1

Horncastle Town 1

Wyberton’s hopes of going second in the table were dashed by Horncastle Town, who held them to a draw at The Causeway.

Lee Orrey grabbed his third league goal of the season for the home side, while Carl Smith replied for the visitors.

Lincoln Railway AFC 10

Market Rasen Town 0

Six-shooter Simon Mowbray scored a double hat-trick as the Railmen leapt to fifth place.

George Zuerner grabbed a brace of goals and Elliott Dye was also on target for the home side.

A Rasen player scored in his own net to help Railway to double figures.

Hykeham Town 0

Skegness Town 3

Hat-trick hero Will Britton returned from injury to sink champions Hykeham Town.

Britton’s diving header gave the seasiders the lead before a great save from goalkeeper Michael Emery kept the half time score at 1-0.

Two second half strikes from the striker made the points safe and took his season’s tally in the league to nine goals.

Supplementary Cup

Group A

Skegness United 0

Cleethorpes Development Squad 2

Goals from Simon Ballard and Matthew Dale knocked Skegness United out of the Supplementary Cup competition.

The win also secured a quarter-final place for the visitors.

The return fixture is due to be played next weekend to determine who qualifies as winners of Group A.