18th December – results round-up

Premier Division

There was just one game played in this division today and this saw New Swan FC move into top spot for Christmas with a 5-2 home win against fourth placed Rustons United. The remaining game between Travellers Rest and Scothern United was postponed as Travellers were unable to raise a side consequently the points have been awarded to Scothern.

Division One

Leaders Gatehouse FC maintained their 100% League record today with a 3-0 home win over fifth placed Hykeham Memorial FC at Fen Road Wahingborough. The visitors arrived at the ground changed and ready for action having changed and starting to warm up at The Cowpaddle for some unexplained reason! Second placed Welton FC could only muster 9 men for their game at AFC Plough and this was reflected in the score line with the home side running out 8-1 winners. Third placed Saxilby Athletic won 4-0 away at St Helens FC whilst fifth placed Lincoln Imp FC overcame the challenge of AFC Lincoln Green 5-2 at Yarborough. The remaining game between Horncastle Town and Old Boys United saw the points shared in a 2-2 draw.

Division Two

Leaders Railway Inn AFC continue to set the pace in this division and their 4-3 success today away at Red Lion Dunston assisted their cause in doing so. Second placed Bassingham Bugle Horn FC maintained their impressive form with a 5-1 win at Woodhall Spa, whilst Greenbank FC remain in third spot after their useful 3-2 win at Crows Athletic. Fourth placed FVA Jerusalem won 2-1 at Lincoln High Street and Bardney enjoyed an impressive result with the 7-0 demolition of Newton United Reserves.

Division Three

Wragby FC hit the half way point of their League fixtures making it 11 wins from 11 games after their 8-0 win at home to Lincoln RNA who arrived at the game with a bare 11 players. Third placed Cherry Willingham enjoyed a  4-3 home win over Turks Head, whilst the team immediately below them in the League table, Dynamo Varsity, won 2-1 away at Ingleby Arms (Marton) FC. North Lindum Hawks were the highest scorers  in all four divisions today as a result of their 9-0 demolition of HBW United, and the remaining game between Queen in the West and Fox & Hounds finished all square at one a piece.

Division Four

Coningsby FC extended their lead at the top of the table with a 7-0 win away at Nosey FC, whilst Hykeham Athletic also won by 7 goals following their 8-1 win at home to FVA Jerusalem Reserves. The League’s basement team went down 2-4 away at Saxilby Sports AFC but at least they are recording scores resembling a football match rather than the cricket scores that have been registered until their last couple of games.

Ian Stephenson