KELLY READ CUP – QUARTER FINALS
It was the quarter finals stage of the Kelly Read Cup today, known locally as the village trophy.
Anglers FC 9-0 HBW United
Last Season’s winners, Anglers FC, recorded an emphatic win at home to Division Four side HBW United. A brace apiece for Mann and Bridge and further goals from Josh Bowden, Coo, Thurston, McDonald, and Taylor, sent out the biggest signal that Anglers do not intend giving the trophy up this time round. Despite the score-line HBW deserve great credit for their Cup runs this Season.
Welton Sports AFC 3-2 Bassingham Bugle Horn FC
A hat-trick from Aisthorpe saw the Premier Division side reach the Semi Finals for the second year running against their opponents from Division One. Walker and Berry got the goals for Bassingham but Aisthorpe was the difference on the day as Welton reached the Final where they will hope to go one better than they managed last Season.
Wishing Well Cherry FC 3-2 Nettleham FC
This game produced another hat-trick hero with Lynch scoring all the goals for the home side. Taylor and Skayman were both on target for the visitors but despite those goals they fell short on the day. Wishing Well’s goalkeeper Lee Holmes also deserves a mention as his penalty save from Kerrigan when the score was 0-0 proved to be vital in the final reckoning.
FVA Jerusalem 7-1 The Ferryboat FC
4 goals from Stanney and a brace from Wilson set the Skellingthorpe based side up for victory when they entertained The Ferryboat. A further goal from Russell completed their scoring with Burrell grabbing a consolation for the visitors.
Semi Final Draw:
Last Season’s finalist have been drawn against each other once again in the Semi Final this time around. Welton Sports AFC will play Anglers FC at Ryland Road, Welton.
The two remaining Division One sides will go head to head at Skellingthorpe where FVA Jerusalem will play host to Wishing Well Cherry FC.
Both games will be played on Sunday 17th March 2019, kick-off 10.45am
When the fixtures were first published last Summer there were four scheduled games in this Division but two were postponed due to the participants being involved in the Kelly Read Cup today. Sadly the remaining games, namely AFC Golden Eagle v Rustons United, and New Swan v Hykeham Memorial FC, were postponed as neither Rustons United or Hykeham Memorial FC could raise sides.
Regrettably Hykeham Memorial FC have applied to withdraw from the League, a request that will be considered by the League Management Committee when they next meet on 4th March.
Welton FC 7-1 Fox & Hounds FC
Welton FC remain unbeaten during 2019 and their string of wins continued with a comprehensive win against Fox & Hounds FC at Manor Park. Atkinson lead the way for the village team with four goals whilst Ward, Spencer, and Johnson all added to their tally. Ardron scored for the visitors, who have suffered a slump in form in recent games, having not registered a League win so far this year.
Lincoln High Street 3-1 North Lindum Hawks
A brace from Clark and a goal from Ismael for Lincoln High Street proved too much for North Lindum Hawks. The home side moved up to 5th place in the table as a result whilst the visitors remain 3rd from bottom.
Cherry Willingham FC 1-4 AFC Rustons
With current leaders Nettleham otherwise engaged in Cup action AFC Rustons had the opportunity to close the gap and really tighten things up at the top of the Division today. They managed to do exactly that thanks to two goals from Miller and goals from Read and Simons. Ipp pulled a goal back for a Cherry side who have struggled for results of late and who currently sit three places off the bottom of the table. Rustons however are ideally placed at the right end of the table where they now trail Nettleham by just one point but with a game in hand. As the top two teams still have each other to play it promises to be an exciting run in during the remaining weeks of the Season
Plough Sturton 3-3 Coningsby FC
Both sides had to settle for a point apiece following a six goal thriller at Sturton. Patching, Pell, and an own goal were the scorers for the home side whilst Rouse, Allen, and Nixon all hit the mark for the visitors. Coningsby FC remain in 3rd place in the table whilst Plough Sturton drop a place to 5th place as a result of this game.
Waddington United 8-1 Dunston FC
Waddington United climbed back into the top four League positions following an emphatic win against near neighbours Dunston FC. Pell hit four goals for the home side and his strikes were complimented by efforts from McGovern (two), Mellady, and Brothwell. After some improved performances and results recently Dunston could only muster a solitary first half goal from Wood as they remain second from bottom in the table.
Hykeham Social FC 8-0 Old Boys United
Wilson scored a hat-trick on debut for the home side as they demolished their visitors from Branston. Oliver also hit two goals whilst further goals by Mackay, Heald, and an own goal completed the scoring, much to the delight of their Manager who tells me that his side have been promising a performance like this one for some time.
Morning Star FC 4-1 Shakespeare Imps
Leaders Morning Star extended their lead at the top of the table after goals two first half goals from Marshall set them on their way at home to Shakespeare Imps. Crampton helped himself to two further second half goals and despite a goal from Chapman for the visitors the home side enjoyed a comfortable day.
The Sports Bar 3-0 Lincoln RNA
The Sports Bar remain second after defeating Lincoln RNA 3-0 at Heighington. Details of their scorers are not known.
Ruskington Lions 4-1 Stacey West FC
Coopers scored two goals for the hosts who also had Jackson and Harthill on target when they entertained Stacey West. The visitors grabbed a goal of their own courtesy of Ross.
Queen Athletic 2-3 Broadley FC
Broadley FC took a while to find their form this Season but now they are one of the form teams in the League. That was underlined today when they recorded their 5th win on the bounce after a brace from Tysoe and a goal by Magill set them on the road to claiming the maximum points at Skellingthorpe Road. This result saw the two teams change League positions as a consequence. Broadley now sit in 5th place but if they can replicate the sort of form that they have shown in recent games they are perfectly capable of climbing higher this Season.
Horncastle Town 1-2 Nosey FC
Nosey hauled themselves off the foot of the table and up a couple of places after goals from Cornwall and Goodacre netted all three points at The Wong. Harness scored for the hosts but his goal could not halt the slide that the home side have hit in recent games, last weekend excepted, after a promising start to the Season.
Railway Inn United 2-1 Crown & Arrows
Crown & Arrows took a first half lead through Taylor, a lead that they took into the break. Two second half goals from Lilley for Railway changed the course of the game and ensured that it was the home side who remained top of this Division at the end of the day.
M.H.Blue Lion 0-7 Swanpool FC
Swanpool were in rampant form, or should I say their striker Bentley was, when he scored five times on their visit to M.H.Blue Lion. Horry and Wilkinson also chipped in with a goal apiece to ensure that the new team this Season from Skellingthorpe Road continued to enjoy a successful season as they remain level on points with the leaders at the top of the table but it must be said that the extra games that they have played so far may well prove to be their achilles heel in their ambitions to top the group at the end of April.
Bottle & Glass 1-3 The Shed
I am sure that this result will have surprised a few people as The Shed recorded only their second League win of the Season after goals two goal from Bass and a goal from Dowsett set them on their way against a side that had only lost two League games prior to the game. A goal from Stocks for the home side could do nothing to deny the joy enjoyed by the team from Bracebridge Heath at the end of the game.