Lincolnshire County Football Association: County Sunday Cup : Round Four
Welton Sports 0-3 Nunsthorpe Tavern
Welton Sports AFC played host to Nunsthorpe Tavern in the only game of the round in this Competition today. 4th February is the date for this round but due to Nunsthorpe being unable to play on that date this game was brought forward by the County Football Association. Unfortunately for Welton it brought forward their exit from the Competition as the visitors proved to be more powerful, particularly during the last quarter of the game. As disappointing as this result will be for the home side they can now consolidate in the League in what is proving to be an excellent Season for them now that they are back in the top flight.
Fred Quibell Junior Cup – Quarter Finals
Crown & Arrows 3-4 HBW United
HBW United defied their lowly League position when they visited the Division’s Leaders, Crown & Arrows, with a place in the Semi Finals at stake for the winners. That said it must be appreciated that United have played fewer games than most teams due to their successful Cup performances this Season so their current League position may well prove to be false.
Two goals from Good, together with goals from Brown and Williamson, just edged the visitors through where they will now face Division Three leaders Morning Star for a place in the final.
Plough Sturton 3-3 Railway Inn United (After extra time – Plough Sturton won 5-3 on pens)
Two sides that are both in-form and enjoying tremendous Seasons in their respective Divisions came head to head today at Sturton. Anyone watching the first half would surely not have predicted what was to follow after the break as the teams went into the interval goal-less despite both sides creating a number of chances. Two second half goals from Blanchard for the home side, and goals from Lilley and Zablockyj for the visitors, sent the game into extra time with the 90 minutes ending at two apiece. Cawkwell for Plough Sturton, and Allen for Railway, sent the tie to penalties and it was Plough Sturton who triumphed from the spot, running out with a 5-3 advantage to end Railway’s aspirations in this Competition for another year.
Plough Sturton will now host Hykeham Social FC in the Semi Final of the Competition.
Broadley FC 0-3 Morning Star
First half goals from Marshall and Drury put Morning Star firmly in control in this game. A second half goal from Crampton completed the scoring to secure Stars’ passage through to the Semi Final where they will be at home to HBW United.
Ruskington Lions 0-1 Hykeham Social FC
Szendrey scored the only goal of the game after a tight contest out at Ruskington to earn his side a trip to Sturton in the Semi final against Plough Sturton on 17th February.
Hykeham Memorial 0-5 Hykeham Town TRFC
After last week’s change of fortunes for the home side resulting in a much needed win they were unable to muster back to back wins against their pitch sharing neighbours, and leaders, Hykeham Town TRFC. Murphy, Russell, Anderson, Slater, and Chapman all got in on the scoring act for Town to give them a comfortable victory.
Lincoln Moorlands/Railway FC 2-0 Anglers FC
A first half goal from Asplin, combined with a second half goal from Michie, was enough for the home side to keep the pressure on the leaders as the top two teams look to have broken away from the chasing pack, for now, at least. Anglers remain in fourth place after this result.
AFC Golden Eagle 1-3 Metheringham FC
A goal from Higginson for Eagle was not enough to stop his side from going down to their second home defeat in seven days at Bath Road. Garrick, Lynch, and Greenfield all found the net for a Meg side who now find themselves up to fifth place in the League table. Lynch scored perhaps the most audacious goal of the day when he found the net with a free kick – taken from the half way line!
Trent Valley 7-0 Fox & Hounds
A brace apiece for Hewitt and Holmes plus efforts from Juoska, Munro, and Bee, gave the leaders a resounding win at home to Fox & Hounds. This result, together with the defeat of their nearest rivals in the table, extended their lead at the top of the table to a massive 11 points and with 12 league wins out of their 13 games so far, Trent are well on course for the title in a Division which so far has failed to see any team really challenge them for the top spot.
St Helens FC 5-1 FVA Jerusalem
It was second v third in the table at the start of this game with Jerusalem being the nearest team to the leaders in terms of the League placings. A hat-trick from Stafford and a couple of goals from Papworth ensured that both teams finished the day each on 25 League points although St Helens have played a couple of games more than their opponents on the day. Russell scored for the visitors in what proved to be no more than a consolation.
Welton FC 3-3 Bassingham Bugle Horn FC
Welton moved up to fourth place in the League table after a 6 goal thriller that they shared with Bassingham. Parkinson scored 2 first half goals and a goal from Johnson contrived to see the home side leading 3-0 at one stage and looking like a home victory was going to be the only result. Bassingham, to their credit, had other ideas and goals from Osbourne, Swales, and Beard ensured that each team went home with a point apiece from a most entertaining game of football.
Wishing Well Cherry 0-0 Wragby FC
The score line suggests a tight game as neither side was able to find the net in this contest. Sources tell me however that the fact that no team was able to register a goal was down to some atrocious finishing from the home side on a large number of occasions.
Newton United 2-3 Lincoln High Street FC
The final game in this Division saw Lincoln High Street return from their game at Newton United with a victory by 3 goals to 2. No details of the scorers have been provided by either team.
AFC Rustons 3-0 Coningsby FC
First half goals from Miller and Dougan gave the hosts control as it took them into a 2-0 half time lead. A second goal from Miller after the break saw them record an impressive victory to preserve their unbeaten league record and keep them in pole position as the team to catch.
Nettleham FC 4-2 Saxilby Athletic
One of the teams aiming to catch the Leaders are Nettleham and they moved up to second place after a win at home to Saxilby Athletic today. Two goals from Shearwood, together with goals from Park and Taylor, did the trick for the Nettles despite Hicks netting 2 goals for the side from Saxilby.
Cherry Willingham FC 2-2 Old Boys United
The points were shared in this game after goals from Foster -Mathieson and Ormsby for the home side were cancelled out by Hudson and Skelding for the visitors.
Queen Athletic 4-2 Shakespeare Imps
Two goals from Curtis and goals from Sturgess and Waby provided the platform for Queen to remain third in the table following their game against Shakespeare Imps today. The visitors were able to cut the deficit of the win thanks to goals from Barnes and Clement but for now at least Queen hold third position which looks to be a position in which numerous teams will compete for come the end of the Season.
Ruston Sports FC 4-0 The Sports Bar
The battle of “The Sports” went the way of the home side as goals from Buttery, Norris, Mann, and Baker put a spanner in the works of second placed Sports Bar’s hopes of reducing the gap at the top of the table with the current Leaders, Morning Star’s, interest being in Cup football today. Ruston’s win tightens things up considerably for the chasing pack and leaves themselves well placed in fourth spot with three games in hand on all of the teams above them in the table.
Nosey FC 3-1 Lincoln RNA
Nosey gained their first home League points of the Season after first half goals from Hall and Goodacre set them on their way against Lincoln RNA. A second half goal from Carr completed their scoring which saw them register only their second League win of the Season despite the visitors registering a goal from Middleton. Last weekend saw Stacey West dump Nosey onto the foot of the table after the two sides met but Nosey’s win today saw them haul themselves back above Stacey West to repay the compliment on League places. I imagine that the boys from Nosey now feel a whole let better than they did seven days ago!
AFC West End 0-4 The Ferryboat FC
There was just one game played in this Division today and goals from Lig, Turner, Burrell, and an own goal saw The Ferryboat return home from their visit to AFC West End with a comfortable victory.