FOOTBALL: Horncastle Town suffer defeat

An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22
An open training day will be held for Sleaford Town Junior FC on Saturday, October 22

It was business as usual at the top of the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League, with all the top three enjoying victories in the latest round of matches.

But high-flying Horncastle Town suffered defeat at the hands of while second placed Hykeham Town. Leaders Skegness Town grabbed three points at CGB Humbertherm.

Third placed Grimsby Borough Reserves registered another clean sheet as they claimed three points at home to Wyberton.

In the local derby at Market Rasen Town’s Rase Park, Louth Town edged out their neighbours, while Immingham Town won a five-goal thriller against Brigg Town Reserves.

Sleaford Town came back from behind to seal victory at home to Harrowby United Reserves while Lincoln Moorlands wiped out a two-goal deficit to clinch a point against Nettleham.

The game between Lincoln-based Ruston Sports and Sleaford Sports Amateurs was abandoned after 67 minutes due to a serious injury suffered by a Rustons player.

Hykeham Town 5

Horncastle Town 2

Hykeham Town extended their winning streak to six games with a creditable win over high-flying Horncastle.

A brace of goals apiece for Chris Funnell and Alex Mackinder helped their cause, as did a Ben Good strike.

Horncastle’s goals came from Richard Jackson and Andrew Bullivant.

Results: CGB Humbertherm 0 Skegness Town 4; Lincoln Moorlands Railway 2 Nettleham 2; Grimsby Borough Reserves 1 Wyberton 0; Harrowby United Reserves 1 Sleaford Town Reserves 5; Hykeham Town 5 Horncastle Town 2; Immingham Town 3 Brigg Town Reserves 2; Market Rasen Town 1 Louth Town 3; Ruston Sports 2 Sleaford Sports Amateurs 3 (abandoned after 67 minutes).