Fred Quibell Cup – Preliminary Round
The Fred Quibell Junior Cup got under way today with four games being required as a Preliminary Round to get the number of teams required for the first round into shape.
Railway Inn United will have been pleased with their extra game in the competition as they used it for shooting practice against The Shed FC. Allan hit 4, Lilley and Clark both hit 2 each whilst individual goals from Smith, Markham, Rowe, and Paul contrived to give the Railway boys a 12-0 victory.
This draw saw two new additions to the League being drawn against each other at Moorland Avenue where Crown and Arrows were paired against Bottle & Glass FC. 2 goals from Hankinson plus one from Hunt did the damage for the boys from the Crown as they went into the hat thanks to a 3-1 win.
HBW United edged out Green Dragon by 2 goals to one when they visited Sudbrooke Drive thanks to strikes from Cook and Good with Baker replying for the home side.
The final game in this round went to extra time after the game between Shakespeare Imps and Nosey FC finished 3-3. The goals for Nosey came from Goodacre, who hit 4, and Cornwall giving the visitors a 5-3 win to put them through into the first round draw.
Rustons United head the League’s top division and they did so in style with a crushing win against an understrength Metheringham FC team at Ruston Marconi. Ruston’s marksmen were Raby (4), Drabble (3), Smith (2) plus goals from Wallace, Nicholson, Dye, Foster, and Crane kept the referee busy with the recording of goals scored. Stafford netted the consolation goal for Meg.
Lincoln Moorlands/Railway FC kept the leaders company at the top as they made it 3 wins out of 3 with an excellent 5-2 away win against AFC Golden Eagle. Waplington helped himself to a hat-trick for the Moors whilst Woodhall and Butler each found the net to record an impressive win.
Anglers FC and Welton Sports AFC shared 6 goals in a 3-3 draw at Mill Lane. Wilkinson (2) and Bowden were on target for the home side with Furness, Gordon, and Aisthorp netting for the visitors. The result was the first points gained by both teams as both had lost their respective opening games of the campaign.
The Hykeham derby between Hykeham Town TRFC and Hykeham Memorial FC went the way of Town courtesy of a 3-0 win. Foster, Murphy, and Slater gave them the bragging rights with each finding their way onto the score sheets.
Wishing Well Cherry FC remain as the only team to take maximum points from their opening 3 games in this Division, hence they sit proudly at the head of the division tonight. A narrow 2-1 away win at Bassingham Bugle Horn saw them maintain their 100% record today thanks to goals from Szostak and Pinnington. Dalziel got the goal for Bassingham which proved only to be a consoloation.
Trent Valley FC remain second in the table despite going down 1-2 at home to FVA Jerusalem. Ekins scored for Trent but Stanley and McKenzie did the damage for the visitors with a goal a piece to five the Skellingthorpe based side their first points of the Season.
Newton United appear to be finding their feet again after dropping down from the Premier Division at the end of last Season. Their 4-2 win away at Wragby FC today was their second in 3 League starts. Their scorers today were Brooks (2), Gibbs, and Horton with this win seeing them climb to third place in the table. Wragby netted through Merivale and Pearce but remain at the foot of the table having lost their opening 3 League games.
Welton FC enjoyed an excellent 2-1 win at home to Lincoln High Street FC thanks to a Caines brace. This result opened their points account at the second time of asking.
St Helens and Fox & Hounds FC payed out an entertaining 3-3 draw 5 players getting on the score sheet. Millar (2) Rawlinson were on target for St Helens with Sgields, Ardron, and Kinsella ensuring that the Fox went home with a point.
Plough Sturton made it 2 wins on the spin today courtesy of a 5-1 win at home to a young Dunston team. Dunston made the score sheet thanks to a last minute penalty converted by Masters.
Nettleham also made it 2 wins out of 2 with a comprehensive 4-1 win at Saxilby Athletic with Park hitting a hat-trick and Shearwood scoring a screamer for the newly promoted Nettleham side. Bocock replied for Saxilby.
Hykeham Social FC and Cherry Willingham both found their shooting boots in a 7 goal thriller at Fen Lane. Cherry ran out 4-3 victors thanks to a hat-trick from McCartney and a goal from Aires. Hykeham are still finding their feet a little in this Division and goals from Goldacre with 2 plus a goal from Guppy just seeing them come up short on this occasion.
Coningsby FC had Ribeiro, Todd, and Pearce to thank for securing all three points from their visit to Old Boys United which saw them return home with a 3-2 win. Old Boys United had Hobson to thank for a 2 goal contribution which proved too little on the day.
Waddington United’s Pell saw them through to a solitary goal win at home to Witham St Hughs although the visitors hit the post with a last gasp penalty at the end of the game in which Waddington keeper Saitch claims he diverted the spot kick onto the woodwork with his outstretched hand!
Leaders Horncastle Town were held 3-3 at home to battling Broadley FC in a game that saw the visitors play their first League game of the Season. Town’s Harness, Cheetham, and Puckering all found the net, as did Foss, French, and Magill for the visitors.
Ruskington Lions have started the campaign well and were described by Referee Mr Barraclough as a welcome addition to the League as a well run team. Their score line today underlined their impressive start when a hat-trick from Cooper plus goals from Taylor and Kitchen set them on their way to a 5-2 win away at The Sports Bar. The home side found strikes from Burke and Welsh too little too late for this game.
Queen Athletic recorded a 3-1 home win against newcomers Stacey West FC after goals from Marklew, Moulds, and Sturges did the trick. A Pearce penalty was all the visitors could record in reply.
Ruston Sports FC and Lincoln RNA shared the points in a 2-2 draw at Ruston Marconi. Ruston’s goals came from Mann and Stephenson with Murphy and Russell replying for the RNA.
Newcomers Swanpool FC recorded their first League win in two starts today with a hard earned 3-2 away win at AFC West End. Humberston, Heath, and Horry secured their victory with Jacob netting twice for West End.
M.H.Blue Lion had a 2 goal salvo from Wilkinson to thank for getting them their first points of the Season at home to The Ferryboat FC in their new home up at King George V playing field, 2-1 being the final score in that game.
If you are wondering why some teams have not had their goal scorers mentioned the answer is simple. Despite frequent requests being sent to all Club Secretaries this Season some Clubs have still not bothered to send me the information.