10th February – Results & Scorers Round-Up

Lincolnshire County Football Association – County Sunday Cup Round Four

Kings Arms ( Haxey) FC   0-6   Anglers FC

Current holders Anglers FC kept one hand on the trophy with an efficient performance against Kings Arms. A brace each for Bridge and Coo plus goals from Edwards and Josh Bowden saw the Saxilby based side progress through to the Quarter Finals of the Competition.

Hykeham Town TRFC      5-0    Nobody Inn FC

Two goals from Murphy and solo goals from Chapman and Burley put the home side in complete control against the side from the Grantham League. A penalty from Slater rounded the scoring off for the side that currently head our League’s top Division.

Wellington Bar     0-3   St Helens FC

Two goals from Reburn and a goal from Papworth earned St Helens a most impressive win away at Wellington Bar. It is no mean achievement for any side outside of our League’s Premier Division to reach the advanced stages of the County’s Premier Sunday Cup Competition. Well done to all involved today.

Rustons United      1-4    The Coach House FC

Sadly the home side were unable to give the League’s sides a clean sweep on the day as they went out  1-4 to The Coach House FC.

Ron Eaglen Challenge Cup – Semi Final

Plough Sturton    1-4   AFC Golden Eagle (After extra time)

The first place in this Season’s finals was the prize on offer to these two sides when they met out at Sturton. Eagle went into the break a goal to the good but a second half equaliser from Patching sent the game into extra time with everything square at 1-1. Two goals from the prolific scoring Higginson, a goal from O’Melia, and an own goal for the visitors, shattered the dreams of the home side who will now re-group and go again next week in the Semi Final of the Fred Quibell Junior Cup. Golden Eagle will have an eagle eye on next week’s other Ron Eaglen Cup Semi Final when Rustons United entertain Hykeham Town TRFC in the game that was postponed today as both sides were on County Cup duty in games carried over from last weekend when the weather intervened. Whatever the result of that game is, the Competition will see an all Premier Division final which promises to be a cracker, whoever contests it.

Premier Division

Welton Sports AFC    1-5   Lincoln Moorlands/Railway FC

The visitors closed the gap at the top of the table to just 2 points with a hard fought win out in Welton. A penalty, duly converted by Woodhall, and goals from Asplin and Smith saw them register 3 first half goals before second half goals from Butler and Hobson completed their scoring. Biggs netted the consolation for the home side. They say that a goal always feels better after a long wait so I can imagine how happy Hobson will be feeling tonight as his goal was his first in 19 years!

Division One

Welton FC    3-3   Trent Valley FC

League leaders Trent Valley had to settle for a point for the first time this Season. Prior to the game they boasted a League record of 13 wins and just one loss before their visit to an inform Welton side who are a match for anyone on their day. Munro (2) and Hewitt scored the goals for the leaders whilst 2 goals from Morris and a goal from Atkinson for the home side meant that the points were shared in an entertaining game at the Golf Club.

Wishing Well Cherry FC     2-3   Lincoln High Street FC

A goal from Fathulla and 2 goals from Ismal bagged the points for the Lincoln based team when they visited Cherry Willingham. Lincoln High Street move up to a mid-table position whilst the home side’s recent slump in form continued.

North Lindum Hawks   6-1   Wragby FC

Mayhall took the Man of the Match Award for the home side with 5 goals against the team occupying the bottom spot in the Division. Paulson also notched a goal whilst Wragby’s response came from Lingard.  

FVA Jerusalem    0-2   Bassingham Bugle Horn FC

The visitors maintained their unbeaten record this year with their 3rd win on the bounce when they visited second placed FVA Jerusalem. A first half goal from Nattrass gave them a 1-0 half time lead and a second half goal from Walker secured the points. This latest result, coupled with their record since the turn of the year, is even more impressive taking into account that they failed to win any of their first 10 League games.

Division Two

Coningsby FC    3-2   Waddington United

Meath and Pell shot the visitors into a 2 goal lead before a hat-trick from Stapleton, the last goal coming right at the end, turned things round securing maximum points for the home side.

Old Boys United   3-0   Witham St Hughs

A brace from Hobson and a goal from Thompson saw Old Boys secure the points to move them back into a top half of the table position.

Hykeham Social FC    P-P   Nettleham FC

This game was postponed when Hykeham Social FC were unable to raise a side. The points have been awarded to Nettleham FC and a fine imposed in accordance with rule.

Dunston FC     P-P   AFC Rustons

A 6 yard box full of rain water at one end of the pitch caused the postponement of this game due to a waterlogged pitch. The game has been re-arranged and will now take place on 24th March 2019.

Division Three

Queen Athletic    0-4   Morning Star FC

A hat-trick from Reynolds and a penalty from Marshall kept leaders Morning Star firmly in front at the top of the Division when they defeated Queen Athletic at Skellingthorpe Road.

Nosey FC   2-4   The Sports Bar

Goals from Goodacre and Cassey proved too little for Nosey FC when they went down 2-4 at home to The Sports Bar. The visitor’s win sees them keeping in touch with leaders Morning Star but having played a game more there is no room for the any slip ups from the side from Heighington.

Ruskington Lions   2-0   Horncastle Town

A great strike from Wilson and a second half goal from Greenwood was enough for Ruskington to claim maximum points from their derby game with Horncastle Town. The win sees Ruskington move up to third place in what is proving to be an excellent first Season in the League for them.

Shakespeare Imps   0-4   Ruston Sports FC

2 goals from Taylor, and one goal each from Moyses and Mann, gave the visitors a comfortable away win to move them up to fourth place in the table.

Stacey West FC   4-0   Lincoln RNA

Ballam, Edwards, Miller, and an own goal scored the goals to earn the home side the win that saw them continuing to climb the League after a difficult start to the Season. In doing so they exchanged league positions with their opponents on the day as RNA now sit just one place off the bottom of the table.

Division Four

The Ferryboat   20-0   The Shed

I haven’t received any reports on this game but a score line of such magnitude often means that a side has played with a shortage of players, I simply don’t know. Flintham scored 5 goals, Lig 4, Burrell 3, Turner 2, Mearns 2, Jack Rember 2, MacDavid, and Kogut as the home side recorded the highest margin of victory in recent years. It must be said “well done” to The Shed players who did complete the game for seeing the game through, whatever the circumstances.

Railway United   4-0   Metheringham Reserves

The home side scored 2 goals in each half to keep their title challenge firmly on track when they entertained Meg Reserves. Lilley scored 2 goals and their scoring was completed by Zablockyj and Smith.

Crown & Arrow   0-2   Swanpool FC

The game of the day on paper in this Division appeared to be this one as it involved the leaders and the third placed team. Two goals from Bentley maintained Swanpool’s impressive form of late as they closed the gap on the leaders to just one point following this victory.

Bottle & Glass   13-1  Green Dragon

Tatton and Stocks each scored hat-tricks as Bottle & Glass found their scoring boots in this game. Lidget and McDowell  also scored 2 goals each as well as goals from Houltby, Wright, and an own goal, all adding up to unlucky 13 for Dragon. The visitors scored their consolation through Wray but the win for the Scothern based side, together with the boost for their goal difference, keeps their interest in the title very much alive.

AFC West End     3-1   M.H.Blue Lion

Goals from Gorman, Jacob, and an own goal for the home side, ensured that the two teams exchanged places in the middle of the League table at the end of the game. A goal from Hirons for the visitors proved only to be a consolation in a game that was a credit to both sides.

FVA Jerusalem Reserves   2-4   HBW United

Good scored a hat-trick for the visitors who produced some of the excellent Cup form that they have showed recently. Brown added a fourth goal for the Branston based side who now occupy a more solid looking mid-table position in the League table.

Ian Stephenson

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