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Action from Market Rasen's win over Skegness Town. Photo: Nigel West
Action from Market Rasen's win over Skegness Town. Photo: Nigel West

There were goals galore produced by the latest round of matches from the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League.

The five games saw a total of 31 goals netted.

In the Supplementary Cup, Horncastle Town secured quarter-final qualification when they beat Brigg Town’s second string in a seven-goal thriller at The Hawthorns.

Bottom of the table Market Rasen Town defeated 2014 champions Skegness Town away. Ruston Sports now occupy the bottom rung after defeat at Skegness United.

Sleaford Town Reserves extended their lead at the top of the table to nine points with a 5-0 win over Lincoln Railway AFC.

Third and fourth placed sides Cleethorpes Town DS and CGB Humbertherm lost ground on the leaders when they shared 10 goals at Fulstow.

Brigg Town Reserves 3

Horncastle Town 4

Horncastle Town secured a league and cup double at the Hawthorns to see them through to the last eight of the Supplementary Cup.

Michael Harness netted his sixth of the season and there were further goals from Steve Brown, Scott Lowman and Oliver Johnson.

Ben Brown struck his seventh of the season for Brigg, while David Deane and Joshua Goodman grabbed one each.

Skegness Town 2

Market Rasen Town 3

Bottom of the table Market Rasen Town got their first points on the board with victory at Skegness Town.

They took the lead after 16 minutes when new signing George Asplin smashed the ball home from 18 yards.

But Liam Parker headed the seasiders level just four minutes before the break.

The Lilywhites suffered a double blow at the start of the second half when Jamie Epton was sent off for deliberate handball on the goal line.

The league’s player of the year Joe Osbourne stroked home the resultant penalty.

George Burke added a third for the visitors when he dived in to meet an Asplin cross midway through the second half.

Wade Hurst reduced arrears with a late goal, but Rasen held on to take the three points.

Sleaford Town Reserves 5

Lincoln Railway AFC 0

Jasper Cauldwell struck twice as Sleaford Town Reserves continued their perfect start to their league season.

Seven wins from seven league matches sees them sitting pretty at the top of the tree.

Nathan Thompson, David Cook and Shaun Popple were the other scorers.

CGB Humbertherm 5

Cleethorpes Town DS 5

Therm’s new signing Gray grabbed a hat-trick during their 10-goal thriller at Fulstow.

Callum Hyland and Peter Herriman were also on target for the home side.

A brace of goals from Luke Aldrich and one apiece from Craig Colbrook, Nick Goodwin and Richard Peck helped Cleethorpes’ debvelopment squad share the spoils.

Skegness United 4 Ruston Sports 0

A brace of goals from Louis Saebe helped Skegness United back to winning ways at Wainfleet Road.

George Hobbins and Harry Ginniff also found the back of the net for United.