Today was a day where the adverse weather conditions dictated to us again however there was football played and here is what happened:
Fred Quibell Junior Cup – Round Three
Second division teams Coningsby FC and St Helens FC went head to head today for a place in the competition’s Semi Finals when they met out at Coningsby. The League placings counted for nothing as the fourth placed Coningsby claimed the victory thanks to goals from Andy Wyre, Charlie Stapleton, and Dan Nixon in the first half followed by a second half goal from Charlie Stapleton with his second of the game to run out 4-2 winners over the League leaders. Whitehouse and an own goal were the scorers for the visitors.
Plough Sturton had to come from a half time deficit when they entertained Queen Athletic after Chris Moulds had put the visitors ahead. Second half goals from Elliot Sherwood, Alex Cawkwell, and Tom Everington did the trick for the home side to see them safely through to the draw for the Semi Finals.
The Sports Bar overcame higher opposition opponents when they won 3-1 at home to Division Two strugglers Shakespeare Athletic at Sudbrooke Drive. The home side raced into a commanding 3-0 half time lead with White pulling a goal back for the visitors in the second half.
The remaining game between North Lindum Hawks and Lincoln High Street FC was postponed due to North Lindum Hawks’ scheduled County Cup fixture away in Grimsby.
Anglers FC increased their lead at the top of the table to 4 points following their 3-0 home win against Hykeham Memorial. Leading 1-0 at the break their victory was confirmed with two more second half goals with Craig Bridge netting 2 and Stewart Aisthorpe getting the other goal for the home side. They now have maximum points from their 7 games played to date.
Across the village at William Street Saxilby Athletic defeated near neighbours Newton United 2-1 to move up a couple of places to fourth bottom whilst leaving today’s visitors at the foot of the table. The details of the Saxilby scorers are not known but Joe Sellars netted for the visitors in the second half to cancel out Saxilby’s first half goal. It proved to be no more than a consolation however when the home side went on to net the winner.
The top two teams went head to head when leaders AFC Golden Eagle entertained second placed Welton Sports AFC at Bath Road. The Eagle made it 9 wins out of 10 starts thanks to a 4-2 victory that was level at 1-1 at the break. Olly Furness netted a penalty for the visitors on 35 minutes whilst Kevin Ealam grabbed a consolation on 89 minutes. Details of the Eagle’s scorers have not been received.
FVA Jerusalem went goal crazy hitting double figures with half of the goals coming from Forbes. He fell one goal short of a double hat-trick whilst Stanney and Ray weighed in with 2 goals each and Wallis completed the scoring with a single goal to make up the 10 goals scored. AFC Lincoln Green replied with second half goals from Sam Brown and Dan Goucher for the game to finish 10-2 to FVA after they had lead 7-0 at the interval.
Railway Inn AFC hit 6 goals in a 6-2 home win over Old Boys United courtesy of goals from a Brad Shield hat-trick plus solo efforts from Luke Dady, Alex Humberstone, and Adi Dales. Chris Edwards and Adam Gardiner were on target for the visitors.
Trent Valley slipped up at home by going down 0-3 to Welton FC whose goals came from Robson Luther, Daryl Spencer, and Billy Coulson.
Wishing Well Cherry FC have picked up considerably in recent games and their 4-1 home win today against Wragby FC underlines that fact. They went into the interval with a solitary goal advantage but despite Ryan Parnell scoring a second half goal for Wragby three further goals from the home side saw them win comfortable.
There was just one game played in this division today where Cherry Willingham took their chances to leap up to second place in the table with an excellent 2-0 win at Heighington FC. Zac Shucksmither and Brendan Foster-Mathieson were on target for the visitors.#
Again just one game was played today which produced 10 goals in all as the home side Lincoln RNA scored 6 and conceded 4 to visitors Broadley FC. The home side had 3 scorers with Jack Murphy, Josh Russell, and Oli Coe each hitting a brace.
The Division’s Leaders pressed on unabated today with a comprehensive 5-1 win away at mid-table Shakespeare Imps. Dom Keeble and Joe Walukiewicz each scored a brace in the first half and top scorer Martin Waplington added another goal to his impressive selection in the second half whilst Shakespeare Imps notched a second half consolation. This result sees the Morning Star open up an 8 point gap over second placed Nosey FC however Nosey do have a game in hand on the division’s newcomers this Season.
The final game in this Division saw FVA Jerusalem Reserves win 4-2 away at The Blue Lion.