The Fred Quibell Junior Cup took centre stage today as teams from Divisions two, three and four, set out on their journey in the hope of cup glory at the end of the Season.
16 ties were scheduled to be played but sadly two were postponed due to teams unable to raise a side.
Highest scorers of the day were The Sports Bar who crushed Metheringham Reserves 14-3 at Sudbrooke Drive. Morning Star FC put 5 past their opponents Shakespeare Imps on the adjacent pitch taking the tie with a 5-2 score line. North Lindum Hawks look in good touch this Season and their 8-0 home victory over The Shed FC looks on paper to have been a relatively untroubled morning for them. There were three other teams who hit the 5 goals scored mark with the tightest of games appearing to have been at Heighington where the home side lost out to visitors Birchwood United after a nine goal thriller, 4-5 to Birchwood was the final score there. Queen Athletic won 5-3 away at Newtoft Terriers and AFC Harpars recorded an efficient looking 5-0 home win when they entertained HBW United. Another side winning by the same score line was Nettleham when they played host to Green Dragon in a game played at Birchwood due to pitch congestion at Nettleham. Waddington United won their home game against a good looking Rustons Sports side by 3-1 at Mere Road thanks to a hat-trick from Rikki Peterson. Cherry Willingham FC saw off the challenge of Newton United Reserves with a 4-2 home win and Lincoln High Street defeated Lincoln RNA 4-1 at Yarborough. Plough Sturton avoided a potential banana skin when they visited Broadley FC, recording a 4-0 away win up at Yarborough. Coningsby FC ran out 2-0 winners at home to Railway Inn United whilst Shakespeare Athletic found the only goal in the game at home to Dunston FC to book their place in the next round. Queen in the West got the better of their hosts AFC West End 2-1 at Bishop Grosseteste College. The final two games between Branston Homeguard v Saxilby Sports and St Helens v Mareham United were postponed due to one of the teams in each game being unable to raise a side. Saxilby Sports and St Helens will both progress into the next round of the competition in accordance with Cup rules.
The draw for the second round of the competition can be viewed under the relevant cup page on this site.
Hykeham Town TRFC started the day in pole position in this division but their 1-2 home defeat to Anglers saw them drop down a place to second spot. Lincoln Moorlands/Railway were held to a 4-4 draw at home to Hykeham Memorial but the point gained sees them go to top spot in their own right due to Hykeham Town’s home defeat. Rustons United went goal crazy at home to Metheringham FC putting their opponents to the sword in an 8-1 victory. New Swan recorded their first League victory of the Season at the third attempt after they visited Newton United and came away with a 3-1 victory to their credit.
Trent Valley lead the division at the start of play today but a 3-3 home draw against Railway Inn AFC saw them knocked off that spot which was duly taken by AFC Golden Eagle after their fine 4-1 home victory against FVA Jerusalem. AFC Lincoln Green recorded their first League win of the Season at home to Wishing Well Cherry FC whilst the remaining game between Bassingham Bugle Horn and Old Boys United saw both defences shine as the game ended goalless.