24th March – Results and Scorers Round-Up

Jock Mitchell Memorial Trophy – Semi Finals

Bottle & Glass  1-0  Ruston Sports FC

Bottle and Glass won the tightest of games in extra time courtesy of a goal from Gray after the normal period ended goal-less. This was an amazing achievement by the Scothern based team as they reached their first ever Cup Final in this, their first, Season in the League.

Stacey West FC  1-11  Morning Star

Anyone thinking that Morning Star could get caught out in this game having already reached the final of the Fred Quibell Junior Cup could not have been more wrong. Hat-tricks from Drury and Marshall and goals from Crampton (2), Dales, Smith, and an own goal saw them record a double figures win over their hosts who themselves could only muster one goal in response, this coming from Ross.

Premier Division

Hykeham Town TRFC  1-2  Lincoln Moorlands/Railway

A win today for Hykeham Town TRFC would have seen them win the title of the League’s Premier Division but that would have ended the drama for the Season in this Division. Up stepped Woodhall, with a screamer of a goal, and Waplington, who tapped in after the ball had been spilled by the Town keeper,to keep the drama going for a little longer at least. Mehta replied for the County Cup Semi Finalists to leave the top of this Division with Town needing to take at least 4 more points from their remaining 3 games to be crowned as Champions. That points haul would leave them level on points with their victors today but a much superior goal difference would do the trick for the Hykeham based side so long as they did not suffer a major calamity of goals conceded in their remaining games.

AFC Golden Eagle  2-3  Anglers FC

Davies opened the scoring for the hosts before Craig Bridge equalised on the stroke of half time with a free kick. Boulton put the visitors ahead during the second period before Paul Bridge scored his side’s third goal, this at the tender age of 61! Omelia pulled a goal back for the Eagle in the last minute when he scored from the penalty spot.

Welton Sports AFC  1-4  Metheringham FC

Two goals each for Atkinson and Smith secured the points for the visitors as the home side grabbed a consolation by Richards.

Division One

Trent Valley  8-1  Wishing Well Cherry FC

The Division One Champions already showed no mercy to the team with whom they ground share as a hat-trick from Holmes, 2 goals each for Hewitt and Bee, and a goal from Otovic gave them a resounding victory over the side that started the Season brightly but have completely fallen away since Christmas.

Newton United  1-2  FVA Jerusalem

Wilson and Wilks put the visitors in command after first half goals out at South Clifton. A second half goal by the hosts could not see them relinquish the advantage that had been built in the first 45 minutes.

Welton FC  1-0  North Lindum Hawks

A tight game with little between the teams was decided by a solitary goal for the home side by Bray.

Division Two

Dunston FC  1-3  AFC Rustons

Robinson was the scoring hero for the visitors when he knocked in a hat-trick to keep his side firmly in the title hunt in this Division. The village based side put up a good display and they were rewarded with Masters calmly stroking home from the penalty spot to earn his side a consolation.

Nettleham FC  3-0  Witham FC

Kerrigan, O’Mahoney, and Shearwood, were the men on target to keep the second placed team in contention for the title.

Plough Sturton  2-1  Waddington United

Pell scored a brace for the hosts to put a severe dent in the visitors aspirations of a top two finish. Corey’s goal for Waddington proved to be no more than a consolation.

Coningsby FC  3-2  Cherry Willingham FC

Goals by Allen, Maddison, and Wyre earned the home side the points from an entertaining game with Cherry Willingham.

Saxilby Athletic  0-3  Hykeham Social FC

It was the visitors who took the points from this game after strikes by Cooper, Wilson, and Everington, the latter being awarded by the dubious goals panel after O.G was initially credited with the goal!

Division Three

Queen Athletic  0-2  The Sports Bar

The Sports Bar returned to second spot in the table following this result which now concludes their League programme for the Season.

Lincoln RNA  3-1  Ruskington Lions

Two goals from Russell and a goal from Greetham for the home side belied their lowly League position with a victory over Ruskington Lions. A goal from Madison for the visitors could not save them as they finished the game with 9 men after 2 of their players saw red near to the end of the game.

Shakespeare Imps  3-0  Nosey FC

After a goal-less first half Tomas, Newman, and Stubbs, all found the net during the second half for Shakespeare to give them a win by a comfortable margin.

Division Four

AFC West End  2-3  Railway Inn United

Whittaker put the home side ahead in this game against the League Leaders, a score line that held in place at the half time whistle. A second goal during the second half could not see the hosts record a famous victory against the side who now appear clear favourites to take the title as Railway’s Markham, Paul and Green all struck to give the current Leaders all 3 points.

FVA Jerusalem  1-7  Crown & Arrows

3 players each scored 2 goals each for the Crown boys, these being Waplington, Taylor, and Dobson. Hewson added one more whilst Hall got one back for the FVA boys. This result sees Crown continue to challenge for the promotion places in what is a very congested League around the top four places.

Green Dragon  1-3  HBW United

Good, Barber, and Brown all found the net for the visitors when they visited Green Dragon, for whom Stephenson mustered their solitary reply.

Metheringham Reserves  0-5  M.H.Blue Lion

The village reserve side are still looking for their first League win of the Season after drawing a blank today at home to a team who know from last Season how it feels to sit bottom of the League without a win to their credit. A hat-trick from Wilkinson and a brace from Hirons, one coming from the penalty spot, completed a five star performance by the visitors. One little piece of football trivia to end on – this was Blue Lion’s first ever League clean sheet during their membership of the League, well done to them and I am certain that their goalkeeper will be proud of that piece of history tonight!

Ian Stephenson