Horncastle Town have been knocked out of the Lincs League Challenge Cup following a 3-1 home reverse against Hykeham Town.
Michael Harness netted Horncastle’s consolation at the Wong. However, strikes from Hykeham’s Chris Funnell - netting his eighth goal in five games - James Slater and Michael Ellis settled the contest.
Horncastle will be back in knockout action this week.
They host Alford Town in the Lincolnshire Junior Cup.
Kick off will be at 2.15pm.