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Skegness Town 2-1 Newark FC: Supporters spur on Highwaymen but can't prevent comeback

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Despite a large travelling support making up more than half of the 218 attendance in Skegness, Newark FC left the seaside town without a point as the hosts completed a second-half comeback to win 2-1.

Newark supporters made themselves heard as their team took to the field against Skegness Town, and the atmosphere spurred the players on as the Highwaymen almost took the lead with the first-half chance of the game through Nathan Kelly’s lob, which beat the Skegness ‘keeper Jake Askew but bounced over the frame of the goal.

Jonny Lockie hit the winner against Newark. Credit: Nigel West @nigewest_west on Twitter
Jonny Lockie hit the winner against Newark. Credit: Nigel West @nigewest_west on Twitter

Kelly then forced a save out of Askew with a powerful strike that would have gone in had it been either side of the onrushing ‘keeper.

After 30 minutes, the hosts had the ball in the back of the net though the linesman came to Newark’s rescue.

Moments later, Skegness’s Daniel Brooks hit the post with a curling effort.

With half time looming, it was Newark who had the final say as Danny Meadows played an outside-of-the-boot through ball to the alert Ayleal Dill, who composed himself to finish.

The hosts were fast out of the blocks in the second half and equalised immediately after Jonathan Lockie dribbled down the right-hand side before crossing to Conor Marshall who headed home.

In the 82nd minute, Lockie went from provider to scorer as he slotted past Sam Andrew in the Newark goal to steal the points late in the day.

Newark travel to Quorn FC on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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