17th December – Results Round-Up

As the weekend cold snap set in once again ahead of our 10.45am kick-off times the vast majority of our games fell to the Winter conditions for the second week running. Here is a breakdown of what happened:

Lincolnshire Football Association Sunday County Cup

All games involving our League teams were postponed due to frozen pitches

Premier Division

No games played due to County Cup and weather postponements

Division One

All 4 scheduled games were postponed due to frozen pitches

Division Two

This division fared better for games as 3 out of the scheduled 6 games were able to be played.

Leaders St Helens FC made it 7 League wins from 7 League games against much improved Waddington United at Skellingthorpe Road. Their narrow 2-1 win sees them open up an 8 point gap over second placed Cherry Willingham who themselves went down 2-4 against North Lindum Hawks. That result sees the Hawks move into 3rd place, some 9 points behind the unbeaten leaders but with the Hawks having won 4 of their 5 opening games and having 2 games in hand on the Leaders they will fancy their chances of overhauling that deficit in the second half of the Season for sure.

Newton United Reserves returned to winning ways thanks to a 4-0 home win against Heighington FC, a result which sees the Newton boys move up the table by a couple of places whilst their opponents remain in tenth place, just three places above the bottom.

The games between Coningsby FC v Dunston FC, Lincoln High Street FC v AFC Harpars,  and Shakespeare Athletic v Plough Sturton were all casualties to the weather.

Division Three

There was just one game that survived in this division and that was down at Fen Lane North Hykeham where Ruston Sports FC visited Railway Inn United and returned home with a 5-0 win which sees them remain in fifth place in the table in a division which goes into the second half of the Season with everyone in the top half of it in contention for honours at the end of the campaign. Railway are left at the bottom still looking to add to their solitary League win of the Season so far.

The remaining 3 games were all postponed due to frozen pitches.

Division Four

This division was also fortunate to see the lions share of its games played and it was the Lions’’ namely the Blue Lion,  who recorded their third win of the Season which took their points tally into double figures for the first time in their League history. Today they registered a 3-1 away win against The Shed  at Bracebridge Heath. This result, combined with Green Dragon’s 7-4 home win against Metheringham Reserves, saw The Shed  fall to the bottom of the League. Saxilby Sports FC lost 1-2 at home to Shakespeare Imps which saw Shakespeare move up to fifth spot whilst Saxilby fell to seventh as a result.

The games between Branston Homeguard v HBW United, and FVA Jerusalem Reserves v AFC West End both perished to the weather.

The League now takes a Christmas and New Year break and the action returns with a full set of fixtures 3 weeks today, namely on 7th January 2018.

Ian Stephenson.