FOOTBALL: Michael’s golden boot Harnesses Horncastle victory in cup

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Golden boot holder Michael Harness scored a pair of goals as Horncastle Town beat East Lindsey rivals Alford Town 3-0 in the Lincolnshire FA Junior Cup at The Wong.

Carl Smith was the other scorer for the home side.

Seven of the nine Lincs League teams involved in the Lincs FA Junior Cup went through to the third round, although two of them needed extra time.

Cleethorpes Town Development Squad were comfortable winners at Crowle Town Colts, while Crosby Colts were on the end of a 13-goal salvo from holders Hykeham Town.

Ruston Sports edged out Caythorpe, and Wyberton brushed aside the challenge of Old Leake.

The Skegness teams of Town and United needed extra time to see off Spilsby Town and Old Doningtonians respectively.

Market Rasen Town fell to 2014 winners College Wanderers, while Lincoln Railway AFC were dumped out by Sutton Bridge United.

Report round-up:

Lincs FA Junior Cup

Market Rasen Town 0

College Wanderers (WRFC) 6

Market Rasen Town were hit for six by Scunthorpe leaguers College Wanderers, who lifted this cup in 2014.

Mark McCrea grabbed a hat-trick and there were further strikes from Simon Igoe, Martin Rockliff and Daniel Hagan.

Crosby Colts 1

Hykeham Town 13

Holders Hykeham Town scored a baker’s dozen at Scunthorpe-based Crosby Colts.

Josh Raby led the way with a five-goal haul, while Christopher Funnel and Steve Mehta helped themselves to a brace apiece.

Also on target for the visitors were Michael Sullivan, Craig Leverett, William Drury and Morgan Clay.

Sutton Bridge United 3

Lincoln Railway AFC 1

Lincoln Railway AFC made the long journey to Sutton Bridge, only to come back empty handed.

Luke Shipman scored their only goal as they went down 3-1 close to the Norfolk border.

Crowle Town Colts 0

Cleethorpes DS 4

A brace of goals from Arslan Alparsian helped Cleethorpes Town’s Development Squad into the third round.

Their other goals came from Oliver Kirton and Reece Newell.

Caythorpe 2

Ruston Sports 4

Lee Burke grabbed a brace of goals as Ruston Sports brushed aside the challenge of Caythorpe.

Matthew Barratt and Paul Norris were also on target for the Lincoln-based Sports.

Gramara and Figura were the Caythorpe scorers.

Spilsby Town 1

Skegness Town 3 (aet)

Skegness Town had to come back from behind to progress into the third round.

Tom Watson headed the home side into the lead in the 54th minute, but Josh Bartlett glanced home the equaliser with just three minutes left.

Kurt Crossley headed the seasiders into the lead during the first period of extra time and, with two minutes to go, Luke Rayner-Mistry curled a shot into the top corner to complete the scoring.

Skegness United 4

Old Doningtonians 1 (aet)

Old Doningtonians from the East Lincs Combination threatened to upset the apple cart at Skegness United.

Indeed they took the lead when Wayne Foster headed home, giving them a 1-0 advantage at the interval.

Daniel Reid equalised for the home side with a goal from an acute angle.

Jake Portas gave United the lead when he hammered the ball home following an indirect free kick in the box.

George Hobbins made it 3-1 and Thomas Pickett added a fourth.

Old Leake 0

Wyberton 4

Daniel White grabbed two goals when Wyberton made the short journey to Boston League side Old Leake.

Curtis Revell and Ben Jaques were also on target for the visitors.

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Sleaford Town Reserves 4

Brigg Town Reserves 1

A Jason Barratt hat-trick helped Sleaford Town Reserves extend their lead at the top of the league.

Sleaford Town’s second string continued their unbeaten start to the season with victory over their Brigg Town counterparts.

But they had to come back from a goal down to claim the three points.

Ben Brown had given the visitors the lead before this was cancelled out by Barratt.

Nathan Thompson put the home side in front and this was followed by two further goals from Barratt.

The victory leaves Sleaford six points clear at the top of the table.