Lincoln United Reserves 1 Skegness United 2
Saturday, 03 September 2011
A brace of goals from Paul Watts got Skegness United back on the winning trail against pointless Lincoln United Res.
The game began with no side taking control and it was the 15th minute before either keeper had to make a save, and then Martyn Margarson saved a closed range shot without any problems. On 20 minutes Josh Bartlett had a long range effort saved by the home keeper then the next minuted Lincoln Utd had a long range shot pass the post. Shortly afterwards Mark Hallam shot over for Skegness United. Lincoln Utd went into the lead on 25 minutes when Rosa held off Kyle McGuigan to shoot pass Margarson. From this point Skegness United began to take control of the match and dominate mid-field. On 28 minutes John Courtney hit a post, then Watts beat the home keeper to a though wall who saved at Watts feet and the ball fell to Bartlett who had his shot cleared of the line. Skegness United continued to press the home defence and Courtney shot over when well placed. Then Jason Callaby hit the bar from a cross shot, and Watts missed the goal from the rebound. Just on half time Skegness United finally levelled the score when Paul Watts connected with a through ball from Bartlett and beat the keeper with a low shot.
The second half started as the first ended with Skegness United on the attack, however if was Lincoln United who had the first chance with an open goal from a though ball missed the target. Two minutes later Watts missed the target with only the keeper to beat. Then on 55 minutes Margarson turned a Lincoln United free-kick round the post. On 65 minutes Arron Scutt came on for Callaby in midfield with Hallam moving to full-back. 10 minutes later Courtney had another shot saved by the home keeper. On 78 minutes Watts had a penalty saved when Bartlett had been brought down. With three minutes left on the clock Skegness United obtained the winning goal when Paul Watts powerfully headed home a Hallam corner kick.