25th September – Results round-up

Lincolnshire County Football Association – County Sunday Cup Round 2

Division 1 side Lincoln Imp FC travelled to Grantham today to play their second round tie away at Nobody Inn Athletic, a week ahead of the scheduled playing date following a request from their hosts to bring the game forward. Sadly for the Lincoln side they suffered a 1-2 defeat with the winning goal coming right at the end of the 90 minutes with the game looking destined to go into extra time.

Premier Division

Ivy Tavern are the early season pace setters following their 6-0 demolition of last season’s division 1 champions New Swan FC. Travellers Rest have made an encouraging start recording a 4-1 home victory over Newton United to make it maximum points from their first two League games. Lincoln Moorlands moved into third spot following their first League win of the season, this coming courtesy of a fine 6-3 home win against Welton Sports AFC, and Metheringham FC enjoyed perhaps the result of the day in this division with a 5-2 home win against fancied Rustons United.

Division One

Welton FC are top of this division having a maximum haul after their first two games. Today they cruised to a 5-1 home success against AFC Plough whilst Horncastle Town put their disappointment of losing the Horncastle derby last week firmly behind them with a very useful 0-2 win away at Old Boys United. St Helens won 2-4 away at Saxilby Athletic.

Division Two

Greenbank FC head the division after 3 games with a maximum 9 points. Today’s 5-2 win at home to Crows Athletic maintained their impressive start to the season. FVA Jerusalem made it two wins on the bounce with a 6-3 win at home to Lincoln High Street FC, whilst Bassingham Bugle Horn FC look much more settled in this division as they ran out 4-0 victors at home to Waddington United. Railway Inn AFC took advantage of visiting Red Lion Dunston’s early season difficulties with a 7-1 victory only adding to the visitors woes. Plough Sturton took the points thanks to the odd goal in 5 when they entertained Sleaford Seahawks, whilst Newton United Reserves defeated Bardney FC with a slender 1-0 victory out at South Clifton.

Division Three

Wragby FC are already looking like the team to beat in this division having won all four of their opening games of the season today’s defeat of visiting Turks Head 5-1 maintained their perfect start to their League campaign. Dynamo Varsity made it two wins out of two with a 5-2 victory at home to Ingleby Arms FC (Marton) whilst Fox & Hounds FC defeated HBW United 6-2. Queen in the West FC opened their points account with a 3-0 home win against Lincoln RNA. The remaining two games both ended in draws with Shakespeare Athletic sharing 4 goals with Newtoft Terriers, whilst North Lindum Hawks and Cherry Willingham FC shared 10 goals in a 5-5 thriller at Ravendale Drive. Referee Dave Dowman has asked me to congratulate the players and officials of both teams for what he describes as “ a great game of football played between two excellent teams with hardly a foul in a very competitive game. Both sides were a credit to their teams, their division, and the League in general” Well done to all who took part in that one.

Division Four

Coningsby FC maintained their flying start to the season with their fourth straight win. Today they defeated visiting Nosey FC by a 6-1 score line. Broadley FC occupy second spot after their second win in succession, today’s 1-2 win away at AFC West End maintained their good start to the season. The Blue Lion FC lost 1-9 at home to Saxilby Sports FC but after more substantial losses in their opening games of the season they may see things as improving with this score line. Birchwood United enjoyed a 5-0 home win over The Shed FC and Railway Inn United ran out 6-2 winners at home to FVA Jerusalem Reserves.

Next week sees the League’s remaining County Cup teams back in action as they play their second round games.

Ian Stephenson