Market Rasen Town lifted themselves off the bottom of the Balcan Lighting Supplies Lincolnshire League with victory by the odd goal in five at 10-man Skegness Town on Saturday.
New signing George Asplin gave Rasen the lead after 16 minutes when he met a corner from the left and side-footed home from the edge of the area.
Some organised and, at times, desperate defending kept the Seasiders out until Liam Parker headed them level following a 41st minute corner.
The visitors were given a boost in the 51st minute when the home side were reduced to 10 men when Jamie Epton was dismissed for handling the ball on the line.
Skipper Joe Osbourne swept home the penalty to restore their lead.
Rasen exploited the one-man advantage when George Burke dived in to head past the Skegness keeper with 22 minutes remaining.
Skegness halved the deficit when Wade Hurst fired home in the 85th minute, but it proved to be too little, too late to rescue a point.
On Saturday, Market Rasen Town are at home to Brigg Town Reserves in Group C of the Supplementary Cup (kick-off 2pm).