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Resounding Win Away

  Thursday 10th August 2017

We travelled last night for another pre-season friendly, this time Billinghay being our hosts.  On a cold, damp night we turned up with a strong squad, all pushing for places as the season draws near.

As the game got underway, the game was pretty evenly matched, with Billinghay having the better of the chances but not really threatening the goal.  On 10 minutes, a wicked deflection took the ball away from stand in goalkeeper Elliot Clark giving him no chance at all.  We were 1-0 down but determined to put this behind us.  Almost straight away, we were on the offensive with multiple chances either being saved or going wide.  Finally, late in the half, an equaliser came through last season's top scorer Ryan O'Loughlin.  A good finish from a loose ball.  This spurred us on and within five minutes we were ahead.  A fantastic, flighted ball from Dom Lyons was met by John Courtney and slid past the keeper to put us 2-1 up going into half time.  Oddly, it was at half time that the game took a strange turn. Goalkeeper, Elliot Clark asked the official about the penalty claim for what appeared to be a clear hand ball. No voices were raised or language used but the refereee decided Elliot would play no further part.  Not sent off, just not included any further!  A quick change for the second half saw goalscorer Ryan O'Loughlin take the gloves!

In the second half we picked up where we left off and pressured from the restart.  Within a few minutes we were further ahead following a neat through ball from Matt Charles leading to a clever finish from the impressive Dom Lyons.  3-1 United.  Shortly after, the favour was returned as Matt Charles chased a long through ball to slot it past the advancing keeper for his first of the night to make it 4-1.  From here United really turned the screw with Charles, O'Loughlin, Bradley, Grainger, Lyons and Courtney all causing real problems for the home defence. The pressure paid off again when a rasping shot from Matt Charles flew past the home keeper leaving him no chance making it 5-1.  A few minutes later, having swapped goalkeeping gloves for an outfield shirt, Ryan O'Loughlin scored his second and United's 6th after a mazy run through the defence.  The scoring was completed less than five minutes later when Matt Charles completed his hat trick following a run through the defence to make it 7-1 United.  Despite the scoreline, United continued to press for more.  As the final whistle approached a curled shot from Keaton Grainger flew just past the post.

All in all, a very good night for a strong United side.  That takes us to three wins out of three in pre-season friendlies. 

Pre Season So Far

  Wednesday 02nd August 2017

Tonight we travelled the short distance to Leverton to face a strong side we have only met in friendlies.  A tough match with hances for both teams ended with United victors by 2-1.  Goals coming from Matt Charles with a 20yd rocket and new addition Courtney Skeldon bagging the decisive goal. So far so good with 2 wins out of 2 in pre-season. This Saturday we face a tough test as we travel to Railway Athletic

League Fixtures Announced!

  Monday 17th July 2017

The league fixtures for the 2017/18 season have been released and for us it starts with an away fixture at Old Doningtonians on the 19th August.  This is followed by a home game against Pointon Reserves on the 2nd September.  The full fixture list can he found HERE

Pre Season and Fixtures to Come

  Tuesday 04th July 2017

As can be seen from the fixture list we have arranged 6 pre-season friendly matches. These matches will be a test for our squad as we head into the new season. We have been boosted by the re-signing of the majority of players form last season along with a few new additions - more to follow on that very shortly!

We await the full fixture list to be released by the league but as soon as we have details, they will be added here.

Season 2017/18

  Thursday 15th June 2017

It has been confirmed at the Boston League AGM that Skegness United FC were accepted into Division One of the league. Other clubs in Division One are:

Boston College, FC Kirton, Freiston, Friskney, Horncastle Town Res, JFC Boston Seniors, Kirton Town, Old Doningtonians, Pointon Res, Sibsey, Swineshead Res, Uni FC (Boston) and Woodhall Spa.

Whilst fixtures `are as yet unknown, we have been drawn in two cup competitions as follows:

Target Challenge Cup - United at home to Boston Athletic (Division Two) on 30th September.

Boston Sports Cup - United at home to Colsterworth Sports and Social Club (Division Two) on 11th November.

Following the fantastic success of the 2016/17 season, we are looking to build on this and move forward.  We have had an excellent response from players for the coming season and look forward to seeing everyone back for the season ahead.

Cup Winners!!

  Monday 24th April 2017

Cup Winners!!

Saturday saw us play our final game of the season on a warm Spring day at Louth Town's ground in Saltfleetby.  For the 7th time this season we faced Sutton Rovers - a team we've had some fantastic contests with over the course of the season.

The game could not have had much more in the way of drama - phantom goals, shuddering tackles, injuries last-gasp penalties and finally penalties to decide. The game hinged on three events more than anything - a 'goal' United thought we'd scored late in the game which was ruled to be a free kick.  This was after both teams had lined up to take the kick-off both assuming the goal had stood.  With a few minutes of extra time remaining, Jack Minor in the United goal saved a penalty from Sutton to send the game to penalties.  After both teams scoring their first 6, United scored their 7th which put the weight of the game on Sutton.  Yet again, Jack Minor saved a penalty to send the United contingent wild and secure our second trophy of the season!

"Stamus in Victoria Unita"