Skegness Town 1 Long Eaton United XI 2
SKEGNESS Town lost out by the odd goal in three in this hastily-arranged friendly fixture against a youthful Long Eaton United side.
The seasiders’ original opponents Clifton All Whites pulled out of the fixture at the 11th hour, but Long Eaton agreed to fill the void at short notice and made the trip to the Vertigo Stadium.
Martyn Bunce’s men paid for missed chances before the break and went in at half time trailing by a well-worked Nathan Bandon goal.
The Lilywhites, who were without Arron Scutt, Courtney Warren and Alex Nichols, fell further behind in the 62nd minute when Abu Younis slotted home.
Midway through the second half Corey Cunliffe produced a superb last ditch tackle to deny the visitors a third goal.
Jordan Smith gave the home side a lifeline when he beat the Long Eaton keeper at his near post after breaking clear in the 70th minute.
The seasiders missed a number of chances to level before the end of a frustrating encounter.