Ron Eaglen Cup – Semi Finals
Ruston Sports FC came from a goal down twice in the match to overcome the challenge of Scothern United by 3-2 to book their place in this year’s final.
Ivy Tavern ran out what proved to be comfortable winners by 4-0 when they visited the Division’s leaders New Swan in the afternoon kick-off.
These results see the same finalists as last season when Ivy lifted the trophy on that occasion so Ruston Sports will be hoping to emulate their County Cup winning success of their opponents earlier in this season when the 2 sides meet at Sincil Bank on 10th May.
Congratulations must go to Welton Sports AFC who registered only their second League victory of the season today when they defeated their nearest opponents in the League table, Travellers Rest, 3-2 at Ryland Road. This result sees the Welton side close the gap at the bottom of the division to 4 points but with a game in hand they now have something to play for in their efforts to escape from finishing at the bottom of the League table.
Leaders Gatehouse FC extended their lead at the top of the division after their 6-1 win away at third placed AFC Plough. This was an excellent result for The Gate as Plough had previously won their last 6 games and were one of the inform teams in the League. Fourth placed Lincoln Imp went down 3-4 in Branston against Old Boys United, a result which lifts Old Boys up a place and slightly more away from danger at the wrong end of the table. They are now third from bottom following today’s win. Another form team are Trent Valley and their 4-2 victory over bottom of the table St Helens sees them climb up to fourth place in the table. The remaining game saw the points shared between mid-table teams Hykeham Memorial FC and AFC Lincoln Green with the score ending 2-2.
Leaders Bassingham Bugle Horn FC took on bottom of the table Lincoln High Street with 23 points separating the two sides at the start of play. Despite this the teams today shared 6 goals in an entertaining game that saw 3 penalties, 3-3 being the outcome of the game today. Bassingham remain at the top of the table and Lincoln High Street remain rooted to the bottom, despite some impressive results of late, none more so than the draw today. Crows Athletic enjoyed a 3-1 win in their derby game with Waddington United and Red Lion Dunston recorded the same winning score line when they entertained Bardney FC. These results saw Crows change places in the table with Waddington United with Crows now sitting fifth and Waddington now sitting sixth. Red Lion move up a place to eighth and Bardney remain second from bottom in the table.
Leaders Wragby maintained their 100% League record despite being held for a long period by bottom of the table Lincoln RNA at 1-1 for a long period of the game. Wragby eventually ran out victors by 5-1. Second placed Shakespeare Athletic defeated third placed Dynamo Varsity 4-3 at the Birchwood Leisure Centre to guarantee a minimum of second place in the table at the end of the season. It now rests between Shakespeare and Wragby for the Championship in this division. Cherry Willingham remain fourth after their 3-2 away win at Newtoft Terriers and Turks Head remain fifth after their 6-0 success at HBW United. Queen in the West FC won 4-2 away at Ingleby Arms FC (Marton), a result which sees the 2 teams exchange placed with each other in the middle of the table. The remaining game in this division saw Fox & Hounds FC defeat North Lindum Hawks 3-1.
The top two came head to head in what proved to be a cracker of a game out at Coningsby with the visitors, Broadley FC, taking all 3 points to extend their lead over the second placed side. Third placed AFC Golden Eagle hammered 7 goals past their Fred Quibell Junior Cup Final opponents Birchwood United when they won 7-1 to remain in third position in the table. Fourth placed Hykeham Athletic retain slender hopes of catching the leaders after their 3-0 win away at AFC West End but the title now looks odds on to go to one of the teams occupying one of the top 3 positions. Railway Inn United won 6-4 at FVA Jerusalem Reserves and Saxilby Sports AFC moved ahead of their opponents, Nosey FC, in the table today after their 2-1 victory. At the bottom of the division The Blue Lion still remain pointless after their 20th attempt, today they went down 0-7 to the team with whom they share a pitch, namely The Shed FC. This leaves The Blue Lion with just 2 games left as they attempt to break their duck and get their first point on the board for their season’s endeavours.