With a return of just 4 points from their last 9 games, it was always likely to be a tough afternoon for Skegness Town as The Lilywhites welcomed high flying Nostell Miners Welfare to The Vertigo Stadium, and as Ian Robinson reports, that’s exactly how the afternoon played out.
Two quickfire goals from Kane Reece and Andrew Horbury just before the break and a third afterwards by Billy Mole put paid to any hopes that Town Manager Nathan Collins might have had. “We were beaten by a better side today” admitted Nathan.
“The lads were playing well and it was a pretty even game up until 35 minutes in, and then we gift wrapped them two goals in five minutes. We then started the second half brightly but conceded another sloppy goal which killed the game. Nostell are a big strong side with some quality and experience and deserved their victory today.”
The defeat, coupled with a win for East Yorkshire Carnegie, dropped Town into 18th spot but they do have an 8 point advantage over FC Bolsover.
Across the white line, Joint Nostell Manager Jason Dodsworth was pleased with the three points. “Really happy to come away with the points against a big side on a difficult pitch. We started slowly and it was hard to play any real football today as conditions were really windy as well.”
“We scored two late goals in the first half and credit to Skegness they came out second half and put us under some real pressure and to be fair our third came against the run of play and it was a great finish from the outstanding Billy Mole.”
“It’s another clean sheet for us and it’s so pleasing for us as a management team. We send our best wishes to the Skegness player that suffered a bad injury and hope he recovers quickly.”
Goalscorer Billy Mole added, “It was about like last week how we played, but this time we took our chances. We was strong all over the pitch in every position. Didn’t allow them to breath. Chasing down in 2s and 3s.. and that’s why we won the game.”