FOOTBALL: Lincs League round-up

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Sleaford Town Reserves consolidated their place at the top of the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League with victory by the odd goal in seven against a new look Ruston Sports.

A late Oliver Sidney headed goal proved decisive in a game that produced four penalties.

Horncastle Town recorded their first win of the season at 10-man Brigg Town Reserves, while Skegness Town went goal crazy at Lincoln Railway AFC.

CGB Humbertherm maintained their 100% league record with a comfortable win over Skegness United, while champions Hykeham Town tasted defeat at home to Wyberton.

Sleaford Town Reserves 4

Ruston Sports 3

Four penalties, seven goals and a red card kept the spectators entertained at Eslaforde Park, Sleaford.

Sports took the lead midway through the first half when Lee Burke struck, but this was cancelled out by a Paul Norris own goal before the interval.

A Jake Stokes penalty restored the visitors’ lead during the second half, but Sleaford levelled with a Daniel McNamara spot kick.

McNamara’s second penalty put the home side in front only for skipper Stokes’s repeat performance from 12 yards to level things up again.

Stokes was dismissed for a second yellow card with 10 minutes to go and Rustons had to soak up the pressure during the later stages of the game.

The 10 men held out until two minutes from the end when Sidney’s header claimed all three points for Sleaford.

Brigg Town Reserves 0

Horncastle Town 1

Horncastle Town opened their league account with three points at Brigg Town Reserves, who played the last hour of the game with 10 players.

A defender was red carded for handling on the line after 30 minutes, but the Zebras’ keeper saved Ollie Johnson’s spot kick.

As half time approached, Horncastle were awarded a second penalty when Scott Lowman was tripped in the box.

This time Richard Jackson despatched the penalty into the back of the net for what proved to be the winner.

CGB Humbertherm 3

Skegness United 0

Fulstow-based CGB Humbertherm continued their perfect start to their league campaign with a comfortable win over Skegness United.

Former United player Daniel Stevens was among the scorers as the Therm made it three wins out of three.

Also on target for the home side was Ryan Kirk and Jordan Stratton.

Hykeham Town 1

Wyberton 3

Two of the league’s heavyweights crossed swords at the Memorial Playing Fields in Hykeham when last season’s treble winners Hykeham entertained Challenge Cup holders Wyberton.

And it was the Boston area visitors who came out on top thanks to goals from Ben Jaques, Lee Orrey and Fraser Bayliss.

James Slater scored the Hykeham consolation.

Lincoln Railway AFC 1

Skegness Town 9

Five goals from Will Britton helped Skegness Town to an emphatic win at Lincoln Railway.

Britton struck twice in the first half, either side of McCauley Parker’s neat lob, as the Lilywhites led 3-1 at the break.

He added three more in the second half as the Railmen were put to the sword.

Other second half scorers for the visitors were Jordan Smith (2) and Miles Chamberlain.

Alex Mackinder scored the Railmen’s consolation goal just before the interval.