Horncastle Town’s goal drought continued in the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League on Saturday, going down 3-0 at home to Lincoln Railway AFC.
Brigg Town Reserves climbed to sixth in the table by recording their third win of the season. Lowly Market Rasen Town were on the receiving end as the Zebras moved above champions Hykeham Town, who were on cup duty.
In the Challenge Cup, Skegness United needed penalties to squeeze through against bottom club Ruston Sports, while neighbours Skegness Town were edged out by a solitary Cleethorpes Town Development Squad goal.
Hykeham hit Wyberton for six in their quarter-final, whilst Sleaford Town eased their way into the last four with victory at CGB Humbertherm.
Horncastle Town 0
Lincoln Railway AFC 3
Shot-shy Horncastle Town slipped to their third league defeat of the season at home to Lincoln Railway AFC.
Simon Mowbray’s hat-trick did the damage, clocking up as many goals in one game as the Wongers have scored in their six league matches so far.
Mowbray’s treble took his season’s tally to 10 from six starts in all competitions.
Market Rasen Town 0
Brigg Town Reserves 2
These two sides have met three times in the last four weeks and each time the Zebras have come out on top.
They followed their two Supplementary Cup victories with a three point haul at Rase Park.
After a goalless first half, the visitors stepped up the pace and clinched the match with goals from Ben Brown, his eighth of the season, and Adam Gowing.
CGB Humbertherm 0
Sleaford Town Reserves 3
A brace of goals from Nathan Thompson took his season’s tally to 11 in all competitions, as Sleaford Town Reserves eased their way into the semi-finals.
Connor Allen was the other scorer at the Therm’s Fulstow ground.
Cleethorpes Town DS 1
Skegness Town 0
A solitary Luke Beecham goal, his second in just two starts this season, was enough to dump Skegness Town out of the Challenge Cup at the Linden Homes ground in Cleethorpes.
Cleethorpes had already held their fellow seasiders to a draw in the league at Burgh Road and went one step further by eliminating them from this competition.
It was the first time the Lilywhites had been prevented from scoring this season.
Hykeham Town 6
Chris Funnell scored a hat-trick as Hykeham Town avenged a league defeat inflicted by Wyberton.
Steve Mehta, Robin Newman and Callum Chapman were also on target for the home side as they booked themselves a place in the semi-finals.
Ben Jaques scored the Wyberton consolation.
Ruston Sports 3
Skegness United 3 (aet)
(Skegness United won 4-3 on penalties)
In a re-run of the previous week’s league clash between these two, United were held to a draw.
Indeed the game finished 2-2 after 90 minutes and 3-3 after extra time. So they turned to a penalty shoot out to separate the two sides.
The visitors came out on top after Rustons failed to convert two of their spot kicks.
Scorers prior to the shoot out for the home side were Will Fry, Chad Taylor and Jamie Pearson. For United, Daniel Reid, Louis Sae-be and Dominic Goddard found the back of the net.