FOOTBALL: Horncastle Town defeat near rivals Rasen

Michael Harness, scorer of Horncastle's second goal, steers a first half effort goalwards. Photo: Nigel West
Michael Harness, scorer of Horncastle's second goal, steers a first half effort goalwards. Photo: Nigel West

Horncastle Town won their Lincolnshire League local derby with Market Rasen Town at The Wong on Saturday.

Four goals from Skegness Town’s Will Britton at CGB Humbertherm took his season’s league tally to 17. Britton’s contribution helped the seasiders to a 7-0 win at their East Lindsey rivals.

Carl Smith scored Horncastle's first goal. Photo: Nigel West

Carl Smith scored Horncastle's first goal. Photo: Nigel West

Elsewhere, Ben Wyld struck twice as Hykeham Town hit four past high-flying Sleaford Town Reserves. Wyberton maintained their title challenge with a solitary goal victory at Cleethorpes Town Development Squad.

Horncastle Town 3

Market Rasen Town 1

Horncastle led local rivals Rasen by two goals to nil at the interval.

Carl Smith’s cross-cum-shot gave them an early lead and, just before the break, Michael Harness swept the ball home to double the advantage.

Richard Jackson’s fifth league goal of the season made the points safe.

Rasen’s consolation goal was scored by Kieran Togher.

CGB Humbertherm 0

Skegness Town 7

Leaders Skegness Town hit seven past CGB Humbertherm at Fulstow to open a four point gap at the top of the table.

Top marksman Will Britton grabbed four to take his total to 20 in all competitions.

Jordan Smith was also on the scoresheet with a brace of goals, while Miles Chamberlain scored his third league goal of the season.

Cleethorpes Town DS 0

Wyberton 1

Nicky Frost’s winner at Cleethorpes kept the pressure on leaders Skegness Town.

The three points consolidated Wyberton’s third place in the table, leaving them just six points behind the seasiders, with two games in hand.

Hykeham Town 4

Sleaford Town Reserves 0

Ben Wyld notched twice for Hykeham Town as they saw off the challenge of high-flying Sleaford Town Reserves.

Michael Sullivan and Steven Mehta netted one apiece to help lift Hykeham into fourth.

Results: CGB Humbertherm 0 Skegness Town 7, Cleethorpes Town Development Squad 0 Wyberton 1, Horncastle Town 3 Market Rasen Town 1, Hykeham Town 4 Sleaford Town Reserves 0.