Mablethorpe Athletic went top with an emphatic 7-0 win, including a hat-trick by Andrew Wyer, against North Thoresby.
Mablethorpe began brightly and took an early lead through Wyer, who headed in an inviting cross by Courtney Skeldon.
Soon afterwards Skeldon had a powerful strike saved by Rob Hargreaves. Gary Drewitt then did well to block the rebound by Lee Twigg.
Mablethorpe’s second goal was a penalty after Chris Padley fouled Skeldon in the area. Adam Brownson took it and made no mistake to double the advantage.
Mablethorpe pushed forward in search of a third goal and got it on the stroke of half time. It came when Twigg’s shot from the edge of the box deflected in off Drewitt.
Luke Turner replaced Paul Mail at half time and made an instant impact setting up the fourth goal. The young attacker swung in a corner that Lee Bebbington bundled home from close range.
Shortly after the restart Turner whipped in another corner that Mathew Sirett headed into the arms of Hargreaves. Turner had looked sharp since coming on and forced Hargreaves into a save himself.
In the 61st minute it was 5-0 when Wyer played a defence splitting one-two with Skeldon before firing into the net.
Mablethorpe kept going and Carter had an effort deflected off target by Jason Cooper. The resulting corner came in from Turner and was headed against the right post by Twigg.
Yet another corner by Turner was headed goal wards by Bebbington and blocked off the line by Brett Wherry.
Wyer completed his hat-trick once Carter played him in and he slotted past Hargreaves. Five minutes later he was substituted off for Jamie Pittam to a standing ovation.
Towards the end James Rolleston surged down the right and squared for Twigg to tap in at the far post. That completed an afternoon of misery for the visitors and made the final score 7-0 to Mablethorpe.
Manager Mick Stubbs was very pleased. He said: “We did well to score seven goals and some of our football was thoroughly entertaining.
“There were good individual performances. Lee Twigg got two goals for the second match in a row while Lee Bebbington and Max Billingham were solid at the back. However, Andrew Wyer was man of the match after scoring a hat-trick.
“This result has put us top and we are in a position to compete for promotion. There are more games left and it will take a massive effort from all of us.”
Mablethorpe are next in action on Saturday, April 11, at home to Immingham Bluestone in the league (2:30 pm).
Mablethorpe (4-4-2): Ryan; Brownson (D.Marshall 66), Bebbington, Billingham, Sirett (c); Twigg, Mail (Turner 46), Wyer (Pittam 76), Carter; Skeldon, Rolleston.