Benington were always going to be up against it when they took to the field for their Taylors Garages Premier home encounter against Heckington Millers with eight regulars missing due to cricket commitments, injuries and holidays.
Somehow, Benington held a slender 1-0 half-time lead thanks to a tap-in from Danny Woods but they were unable to hold out during the second half as Heckington had a strong breeze in their favour and went on to score three times through Casey Kemp, Kane Brown and substitute Sean Jenkinson to make the final score 3-1.
Swineshead remain unbeaten following a 5-1 away win at Fishtoft, with Bert Snaith and Richard Barker grabbing two goals apiece. The other Swineshead goal came from Andrew Baker.
Spilsby Town are also unbeaten in the Premier after a 6-1 home win against Kirton Town, with Conor Minor scoring two of the goals.
Town’s other goals came from Adam Dales, Michael Twigge, Josh Wood and Jamie Lyall.
Coningsby created plenty of chances for the second successive week but their failure in front of goal allowed visitors Ruskington Rovers to snatch a valuable point in a 2-2 draw. Lee Gemmill and Martin Maddison were on target for Coningsby but Ruskington returned home with a share of the spoils following goals from Nicky Spiller and Liam Tait.
Old Leake started well at Skegness Town Reserves but once the home side settled into their stride they looked the more threatening for the remainder of the half, but Skegness were foiled by Old Leake keeper Ben Henderson.
The visitors played much better after the break and were gifted the opening goal when the home keeper fumbled a corner and Kane Watson was on hand to tuck the loose ball home. Skegness levelled with 15 minutes remaining through a glanced a header, but James Leafe scored the decisive goal for Old Leake, who won 2-1.
In Taylors Peugeot Division One, two goals from Peter Evison helped Freiston to a valuable away win at Boston College.
It was especially satisfying for The Freiston side who only just managed to rustle up eleven outfield players for the journey but a hard-working performance helped earn the three points following a 3-2 victory.
Reece Lovelace was also on target for the visitors.
Leverton registered their first league win of the season by handing Swineshead Reserves a comprehensive 4-0 drubbing - the visitors’ first defeat in almost 18 months. Leverton’s goals were scored by Dom Goddard and Bobby Smith and an excellent brace from Nathan Hubbert.
There were hat-tricks galore in Taylors Ford Division Two, with Mateusz Stepien netting three in Eastern European FC’s 6-1 win at Swineshead A, Liam Nimmo scoring three in Railway Athletic’s 8-1 drubbing of Billinghay Reserves and a Leon Creasey treble helping Sibsey to a 5-0 home win against Pointon Reserves.
Leverton Reserves came away from Boston Titans with all three points in Taylors Vauxhall Division Three although the home side will be cursing their luck. Leverton struck first through James Wright, but Titans equalised through Matt Howden and won it with three second half goals from Jacob Wright, Grant Huber, and Nathan Greenfield.