The Cup action this weekend was provided by 3 Preliminary Round ties played in the Fred Quibell Junior Cup. This is the competition for teams competing in the lower three divisions in the League.
There was a goal feast at Sudbrooke Drive where new boys Shakespeare Imps found their scoring boots again. Last week they hit 3 goals in an entertaining 3-3 draw in their first ever League game and today they hit 5 more, overcoming the challenge of FVA Jerusalem Reserves 5-4 after extra time. Another tie needing extra time, and ultimately penalties today, was the game between Nosey FC and Morning Star. Nosey currently head the League table after just 2 League games but their 2-2 score line after extra time at home to Morning Star resulted in the dreaded penalties and it was the visitors, Morning Star who held their nerve to take the tie 4-2 on the spot kicks. Green Dragon FC, another new team to the League this season, recorded their first competitive win after defeating The Blue Lion FC 2-0. This result follows two defeats for Green Dragon in their opening two League games so they will feel much better about things after their result today.
Lincoln Moorlands/Railway have made a fine start to the new Season with two successive League victories following today’s 3-1 home success over New Swan FC. The visitors have gone the other way recording two successive League defeats, a rarity in recent years for them. Hykeham Town TRFC are looking good after toppling Metheringham FC 1-0 in a tight encounter at North Hykeham, whilst the all Saxilby derby went the way of the League’s newcomers Anglers FC as they crushed their neighbours Saxilby Athletic 9-0. The final game in this division saw Ruston’s United defeat Newton United in a well contested and good spirited game at Ruston Marconi, the home side running out victors thanks to a 3-1 score line.
Trent Valley FC top the table after just 3 League games and they won in style today thanks to a resounding 7-0 success at home to Bassingham Bugle Horn FC. The next highest scorers in this division were AFC Golden Eagle who appear to have bridged the gap of a 3 division promotion after their remarkable treble last season and today they hit 6 goals at home to newly promoted Wragby FC, 6-1 being the final score in their game. Wishing Well Cherry FC and Welton FC entertained those watching by scoring 7 goals in a thriller out at Cherry Willingham. It was the visitors, Welton FC, who edged the contest 4-3. Welton Sports FC recorded their first League victory of the campaign with a narrow 2-1 win at home to Railway Inn AFC whilst AFC Lincoln Green and Old Boys United both drew blanks as their game ended goal less.
Cherry Willingham appear to be enjoying life in their new division as they recorded back to back League wins when they visited Newton United Reserves today out at South Clifton. They bagged 7 goals without reply to head the table over Plough Sturton who themselves recorded their second consecutive League win by defeating Lincoln High Street 4-2 at Sturton. Dunston FC will be delighted with their work today when they recorded a 6-1 success in their visit to nearby Heighington FC.
Ruston Sports FC notched a useful 2-1 win from their visit to Birchwood United today and they sit in top spot in the table. Queen in the West FC won the Queens battle for the second successive week when they came out 2-0 winners at Queen Athletic, repeating their winning streak over the same opponents whom they defeated in the Cup last weekend. Railway Inn United had an excellent 4-2 away victory at Newtoft Terriers, this despite having problems in raising a full side ahead of the game. Nettleham FC won 3-1 at home to The Sports Bar FC and Broadley FC secured their first points of the Season with a 4-2 home win over Lincoln RNA.
Metheringham Reserves recorded a resounding 8-1 home win against The Shed FC, a result which sees them occupying second spot in the table and HBW United saw off the challenge of AFC West End with a 3-1 victory at Branston.