Skegness Town 6 Lincoln United Development Squad 1
MARTYN Bunce’s men bounced back from conceding a goal midway through the first half to hit Lincolnshire League new boys Lincoln United Development for six at the Vertigo on Friday night.
On a dusty and hard surface the game was played at a frenetic pace and proved to be a useful work-out for both squads.
The Lincoln keeper was the busier during the early stages, keeping out two Will Britton efforts with his legs, and a Jordan Smith strike from the edge of the penalty area crashed against his cross bar.
But it was at the other end that the deadlock was broken. A long ball from visiting left back Callum Foster caught out the home defence and when the cross came in from the right Jack Wilkinson rose to head United in front.
The goal appeared to knock Skegness out of their stride but skipper Courtney Warren restored parity with an equaliser before the break.
The second half belonged to the seasiders, who scored five more times. Warren, Jordan Potts and Smith notched one each while Alex Nichols grabbed a brace, including a penalty.
On Saturday Clifton All Whites provide the opposition for the final home pre-season friendly when they travel to the Vertigo for a 3pm kick-off.
The All Whites, whose former players include Garry Birtles, Jermaine Jenas, Darren Huckerby and former Lincoln City manager Keith Alexander, currently play at Step 6 in the East Midlands Counties League after winning the Nottinghamshire Senior League in 2016/17.
Town’s preparations for the big kick-off on August 4 are completed next Tuesday (July 31) with a trip to Boston Town’s Tattershall Road ground (kick-off 7.45pm). Boston currently play their football in the United Counties League.