22nd January – match reports

Jock Mitchell Memorial Trophy – Quarter Finals

Fox & Hounds FC 0

Cherry Willingham 4

This game saw two 3rd division teams coming up against each other for a place in the semi-finals of this year’s competition. Unbeaten Cherry are enjoying life back in the League this season and have enjoyed some outstanding results of late. It was therefore perhaps no surprise when they took an early lead through Aaron Bee who converted a penalty following an infringement in the box. The home side then thought that they were back in the game when they got the ball in the net but the goal was disallowed for an infringement. Jason Robbie then made it 2 for the visitors before the end of the first half.

After the break Mark Pitchford scored Cherry’s third goal with a brilliant solo effort. Receiving the ball in his own half he ran through a number of challenges before rounding the home keeper and slotting the ball home, much to his delight. Robbie then scored his second, and his team’s fourth, to complete the scoring. Both goalkeepers deserve credit for their individual performances which were excellent on the day.

Cherry Willingham will be joined in the Semi Final by AFC Golden Eagle, Hykeham Athletic, and Wragby FC. The draw for the semi finals will be made At the League Management Committee meeting on Monday 6th February 2017.

Division Four

The Blue Lion FC 2

FVA Jerusalem 9

The Blue Lion were hoping to record their first point of the season at the 15th attempt but sadly for them they were responsible for making several poor mistakes leading to goals being conceded. This overshadowed what was a really good performance generally speaking from the Blues. Their first goal came from Tom Hirons who finished skilfully into the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the box and their second goal came from the penalty spot. This was converted by Mike Hull who recorded his 6th goal of the season in all competitions.

The stand out performer for the Lion was Dean Moorby who played brilliantly throughout. The home side also wanted to give credit to FVA Jerusalem Reserves for the sporting manner in which they played the game as well as giving a mention to referee Jayke Brophy who had a very good game throughout.

Ian Stephenson