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Through to next round of the Cup

  Sunday 30th October 2016

Through to next round of the Cup

Saturday saw us face Market Rasen Dev squad in what promised to be a tough encounter against a determined side looking to take the spoils. For the majority of the game, we dominated and controlled the match without finding the killer pass or finish. Rasen on the other hand made the most of the few chances they had. We laboured when we should have been flying ahead. Once we found a rhythm though things changed and we showed why we were the team to progress. From Keaton Grainger's clinical finish through to Ryan O'Loughlin's dazzling footwork we showed why we were the stronger side. Yet again, Alex Kendrick was on the scoresheet and is proving to be a handful for defences.

Goals from Keaton Grainger, Alex Kendrick, Alex Forster and Zak Bray sealed the tie for United

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Hard Fought Win Takes Us Top

  Sunday 16th October 2016

On Saturday, we faced N Somercotes Res at Skegness Grammar School in a match that proved to be every bit as tough as we expected it to be.  Going into the match, N Somercotes sat 2nd bottom of the league. Their performance today showed they cannot be underestimated.  As the match got underway (despite the delay caused by a no-show from the referee!) it was clear Somercotes came to cause problems. Within ten minutes they'd done that - we were 2-0 down and caught by surprise.

We had the early play and looked very dangerous, coming close from Ryan O'Loughlin and the returning John Courtney, coupled with the industrious Keiron Grainger again causing problems for opposition with his work rate. Under the guidance of manager Michael Howard, United did what they do best, showed patience and determination. By half-time, we were 3-2 and in control following goals from John Courtney (2) and Alex Forster.

The second half was more of the same with United looking to add to their tally. Another goal for United from Jack Bradley sealed the tie but the result won't reflect the times we hit the woodwork and were denied by some fantastic goalkeeping from the visiting custodian.

All in all, a determined performance from United which takes us top of the league and still unbeaten with a game in hand.

Another Big Win

  Monday 26th September 2016

Last week we travelled to Ludford in the league to face an unknown quantity for us in Ludford. What we found was a strong, determined side who never gave up.  With goals from Alex Kendrick (4), Ryan O'Loughlin (3), Rhys Mansell, Jonny Hodson, Keaton Grainger and Jack Bradley the game gave us our highest ever score line. That takes it to 20 goals scored in the last 3 games! A fantastic acheivement from everyone and something we hope to continue.

We Take a Point

  Tuesday 20th September 2016

We Take a Point

Saturday saw us entertain North Thoresby in what would promise to be a tricky fixture. Neither side seemed to be able to grasp the match and as a result it turned out to be a stalemate overall. The result leaves us 2nd in the league table which is nothing to complain about but we'll be looking to regain the advantage as soon as possible.

League Campaign off to a Flying Start

  Monday 12th September 2016

Scamblesby 0 - 8 Skegness United

We travelled on Saturday to Horncastle to take on Scamblesby in what promised to be a tricky affair with Scamblesby being from a league higher than ourselves last season. What followed was a comprehensive football performance from a clinical United side, Ryan O'Loughlin in particular being on fire.

Goals from Ryan (4), Rhys Mansell, Alex Keaton, Karl Minor and Keaton Grainger wrapped the game for United. The result puts us at the top of the league on goal difference after the first game. Our two nearest rivals in the league both scored  total of 11 goals between them so the season promises to be an interesting one.

We go into our game next week in confident mood but know we have a tough encounter against North Thoresby.

Sutton Rovers vs United (Friendly)

  Thursday 01st September 2016



Going into this final pre-season friendly, United had almost a full-strength squad to draw from with only a few faces missing from the line-up. From the start, the young United team took the game to the home side, playing some very attractive flowing football. For the first quarter of an hour, United pressed and pushed Sutton to try gaining the advantage but the home defence stood firm. Finally on 17 minutes, the pace of Dom Murray-Parris proved to be too much when he was able to latch on to a loose ball and then calmly slotted the ball past the hme keeper for the 1st goal of the night. This was nothing more than United deserved for all their pressure. Strangely, against the run of play, Sutton grabbed an equaliser. Whilst still on a high from opening the scoring, United sat back and allowed the Sutton side to work some space, the loose ball found its way to the edge of the area where it was hammered home. 1 - 1.
This seemed to fire up United who then proceeded to grab the game and push harder. Through a combination of solid defensive work and loose passing the game remained tied until the half hour mark when Dom Murray-Parris anticipate a loose pass at the back for Sutton. This left him in acres of space which he used wisely to draw the keeper then slid the ball home. 2-1 United. With half-tie fast approaching, it was that man Dom again who seized a long forward pass to run at the Sutton defence. Calmly rounding the keeper, he slotted home for his hat trick. 3-1 United.

After the restart, the game had barely kicked off when Dom Murray-Parris yet again used his pace to get on the end of a neat through-ball. He out-stripped the chasing defence to slip the ball under the advancing keeper. 4-1 United. Within a couple of minutes, United had extended their lead even further following som eneat interplay, Dom slipped the ball through to Zak Bray who slotted the ball home from a tight angle. 5-1 United.

By now, the young United side were brimming with confidence and the play reflected this. Every ball was chased as they sought to add to their lead. Following a loose pass at the back for Sutton, yet again Dom Murray-Parris seized the ball and slipped the ball past the keeper to make it 5 for him and 6 for United. As the game was drawing to a close, an impressive Sam Green was set free by some neat midfield play and a cool head saw him grab his first goal. 7-1 United. Minutes later, United pushed even further ahead. With the keeper closing the angle, a clever lob by Rhys Mansell dropped neatly into the Sutton net. 8-1 United.

As the final whistle approached, a late tackle brought a penalty for United. With the score sitting as it was, United would have been forgiven for taking their foot off the gas. This was clearly not the case. As the ball was placed on the spot Jonny Hodson stepped up to smash the ball into the back of the net to make it 9-1.

An absolutely solid performance from United as they head into the start of the season at the weekend. Everyone played their part in the game and contributed to a fantastic scoreline for the young United side.

"Stamus in Victoria Unita"