14th April – Results and Scorers Round-Up

Premier Division

Welton Sports AFC  0-11 Hykeham Town TRFC

The visitors showed their full potential with a powerful goal scoring performance when they visited Ryland Road for this game. Foster lead the way with a hat-trick, Driver, Mehta, and Chapman each scored 2 goals apiece, and Anderson and Burley each grabbed a solo goal to underline their  title  intentions as the Division enters its final matches of the Season. One more win will see the Hykeham based team achieve the first of a possible treble but statistics like that do not come easy and much more hard work will need to be put in if that dream is to become a reality for them.

Division One

Welton FC  3-2  FVA Jerusalem

This was a belter of a game which saw the home side come back from being 1-2 down to win the game with the last kick of the match. Mackenzie and Murphy had given the visitors the edge but 2 goals from Caines and the winner being scored by Parkinson lead to some wild scenes at the end of the game as the home side completed their fixtures. They nowsit in second place however a draw for  FVA Jerusalem in their final game of the Season, at home to the Division Champions Trent Valley, would see the Skellingthorpe based side take second place in the final reckoning. With the form that Trent Valley have shown all Season though that may be easier said than done!

Bassingham Bugle Horn FC  0-4  Newton United

If recent form was anything to go by, and by recent I really mean since the turn of the year, then this game on paper would have shown the home side as firm favourites. That said the visitors had other ideas and goals from Brooks (2), Leedle, and Rowley, gave the Newton team the victory that sees them stave off relegation after an indifferent Season by their own admission.

Division Two

Waddington United  1-2  AFC Rustons

Miller and Harper netted for the visitors as they continue to hang onto the coveted top spot. Heath scored what proved to be no more than a consolation goal for the hosts.

Cherry Willingham  2-3  Nettleham FC

Nettleham will certainly push the current leaders all the way in the race for the title and a good win at their derby rivals kept their title challenge on track. O’Mahoney, Park, and Shearwood, grabbed the goals for the Nettles with Johnson and Foster-Mathieson scoring for the hosts.

Plough Sturton  FC  3-1  Saxilby Athletic

First half goals by Pell, for Plough Sturton, and Hicks for Saxilby, saw the contest all square at the interval. Second half goals from Benson and Patching gave the home side the points as they are now guaranteed a top 3 finish.

 Witham FC  2-5  Hykeham Social FC

The visitors had a makeshift centre forward with Cooper stepping up to the role. He certainly didn’t disappoint his Manager when he netted twice. Oliver, Clarke, and the retiring and long serving Sewell scored a pearler, with the outside of his boot, to complete the scoring for them. Brown and Hodgson scored for Witham.

Division Three

Ruston Sports FC  1-2  Ruskington Lions

With the Champions Morning Star without a fixture the game between these 2 teams was the Division’s big game with the runners up place up for grabs. Ruskington travelled with just 10 players available, not ideal for a game of such importance. Things got worse for them when they went down to just 9 men after suffering an injury. Jones then scored for the hosts and the visitors could then be excused for wondering whether things could get any worse. Things didn’t but even they may be forgiven for not seeing what would happen next! Greenwood found an equaliser for them and by their own admission a point under these circumstances would have seemed like a win. That said, a late goal by Maddison sparked wild scenes for the visitors as they completed the most unlikely of results after the way things looked after the first few minutes in the game.

Broadley FC  0-1  Horncastle Town

This game was a close game between two inform sides, ironically settled in Horncastle’s favour by none other than Close!

Nosey FC  2-3  Queen Athletic

Cassey and Goodacre scored for the hosts but their goals were not enough as the visitors took the points with the odd goal in 5.

Division Four

Metheringham Reserves  3-4  Railway Inn United

With this game featuring the top team in the Division against the bottom team there may not be too many people that would have predicted that either side would win by the odd goal in 7. That is exactly what happened when the visitors struck through Paul, Green, Lilley and Zablockyj, with a brace from Hill and a goal from Barnes all being recorded for the home side.

Swanpool FC  3-0  HBW United

Jake Stokes, James Stokes, and Liam Bentley were all on target as Swanpool saw off the challenge of HBW United to remain in the driving seat for a top 2 finish in their first Season in the League.

The Ferryboat  7-0  M.H.Blue Lion

The home side’s strong finish to the second half of the Season continued when a hat-trick by Flintham, 2 goals from Burrell, and single goals from Lig and Mearns gave them an emphatic win against the much improved M.H.Blue Lion.

Crown & Arrows  5-2  AFC West End

Gorman and Jacob got the goals for the visitors, details of the Crown scorers were not notified to the League Secretary.

FVA Jerusalem Reserves  5-3  The Shed

Goals by Porter, Bass, and Mason were not enough for The Shed when they visited FVA Reserves as they went down to a 3-5 defeat.

Ian Stephenson