15th October – Match Reports

Unfortunately very few reports have been received this week, in fact there have been only two and my thanks go to Old Boys United and Ruston Sports for their respective reports.

I am hoping that this week is just a blip as the future of this article will be the subject of review unless more teams are able to supply some content in the very near future.

Premier Division

Hykeham Town TRFC 1-2 Anglers FC

Anglers FC had an excellent away win at leaders Hykeham Town TRFC thanks to goals from Bridge and Coo.

Division One

Bassingham Bugle Horn FC 0-0 Old Boys United

Old Boys United returned back to league action last Sunday as they travelled to Bassingham. Both teams had chances but nothing really troubled either keeper which is reflected in the final score line. When Bassingham did finally put the ball passed Neil Griffiths Old Boys had Scott Knibbs to thank as he cleared the ball off the line.

Fred Quibell Junior Cup – Round One

Waddington United 3-1 Ruston Sports FC

The game started as a tentative affair with a lot of battle but no real clear cut chances with both teams having a couple of half chances that ultimately lead to nothing. The breakthrough came for the home side just before half time when Paul Norris was penalised for a push in the area and Rikki Peterson stepped up to calmly convert the resulting spot kick.

The second half proved to be somewhat livelier than the first and Rustons stepped it up, having a number of chances but being unable to get back into the game. They did however get a reward for their pressure when a Pete Dickson free kick was spilled by the home keeper allowing Norris to find the back of the net for the centre half’s 5th goal of the season.

The away side were dominating the affair at this point but Waddington caught them on the break to regain the lead when some good work down the left resulted in Peterson turning home from within the area for his, and his team’s, second goal of the game. Ruston’s knew they needed a goal and had a number of chances from set pieces but they ultimately shot themselves in the foot with ten minutes to go when neither Ashley Franklin nor Josh Hayes cleared the ball allowing Rikki Peterson once again a clean run at an open goal that he duly converted to complete his hat-trick.

Ruston’s man of the match was Jack Willan for his commanding display at the back.

This proved to be a disappointing result for the visitors but in true sporting tradition they would like to wish Waddington United good luck in the next round of the competition.

Ian Stephenson