FOOTBALL: Sleaford Town Res go 10 points clear

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Sleaford Town Reserves continued their perfect start to the season with another convincing win.

This time it was Market Rasen Town on the wrong end of their merciless finishing as they maintained their 100 per cent record.

Eight wins out of eight in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League leaves Sleaford 10 points clear at the top of the table.

Horncastle Town shared the spoils with Brigg Town Reserves at The Wong, whilst champions Hykeham Town slumped to their second league defeat of the season at Skegness Town.

Skegness United beat Lincoln-based Ruston Sports by the odd goal in three on their travels.

In the Lincolnshire FA Junior Cup, Wyberton won the all Lincolnshire League clash at CGB Humbertherm, while Cleethorpes Town Development Squad eased their way into the fourth round with victory at AFC Louth.

Sleaford Town Reserves 4

Market Rasen Town 0

A brace of goals from Nathan Thompson helped keep Sleaford Town’s second string at the top of the tree.

Thompson opened the scoring for the home side before Shaun Popple stabbed home number two.

Sleaford were awarded a penalty, which Thompson converted to make it seven from his last four league games.

Jack Wright took his total in all competitions to 11 when he wrapped up the scoring.

Horncastle Town 1

Brigg Town Reserves 1

Richard Jackson continued his rich vein of scoring when he netted for Horncastle at The Wong.

He remains the only Horncastle player to have scored in the league this season, having netted the winner at Brigg in September.

Adam Gowing was on target for Brigg.

Skegness Town 3

Hykeham Town 1

Skegness Town climbed to fourth in the table with victory over reigning champions Hykeham Town at Burgh Road.

Skipper Ben Davison gave the seasiders the lead in the 36th minute when he drilled the ball past James Cooper.

Early in the second half Josh Bartlett nodded home his fourth goal in three games to double the advantage, but two minutes later James Slater’s deflected effort reduced arrears.

On the hour Davison restored the two-goal advantage when he pounced on a rebound after Cooper parried McCauley Parker’s free kick.

Ruston Sports 1

Skegness United 2

Dominic Goddard bagged his third goal of the season as Skegness United completed a league double over bottom of the table Rustons.

Archie Paul was also on target for United, while Jake Stokes found the back of the net for the Lincoln side.

Lincs FA Junior Cup

Third round

CGB Humbertherm 0

Wyberton 3

Wyberton went through to the fourth round after victory in the re-arranged tie at fellow Lincolnshire Leaguers CGB Humbertherm.

Lee Orrey, Ben Jaques and Daniel White came up with the goals.

AFC Louth 0

Cleethorpes Town Development Squad 3

A Simon Ballard brace helped Cleethorpes Town’s Development Squad into round four.

Kieran Wressell was also on target for the seasiders as they earned themselves a home tie against Limestone Rangers.