26th February – Results round-up

Kelly Read Cup

Cup holders Metheringham FC kept a hold on the trophy after their all Premier Division clash with Welton Sports AFC today after recording a 5-2 home victory, whilst Division Two side Bassingham Bugle Horn FC pulled off a giant killing act of their own  when they defeated Premier Division side Scothern United thanks to a 2-1 win at Scothern. Newton United, from the Premier Division, saw off a spirited challenge from Division Four title challengers Coningsby FC by four goals to one out at South Clifton whilst former cup winners Waddington United moved a step closer to the final with a comprehensive 6-0 home win against Turks Head.

Premier Division

There was just one game played in the League’s top division today which saw Ivy Tavern put 13 goals past Travellers Rest without reply with the Division’s leading goal scorer, Sean Cann, adding another 6 goals to his impressive tally of 45 goals for the season in all competitions. This result sees the Ivy Tavern now sitting in second position in the table some 6 points behind leaders New Swan but with 3 games in hand. The table has now been adjusted following the resignation of Lincoln Moorlands which has seen their playing record expunged from the table in accordance with League rules.

Division One

Leaders Gatehouse added to their points tally and goal difference today thanks to a 7-1 win at home to Trent Valley, whilst second placed Saxilby Athletic found themselves without a League fixture. Third placed Lincoln Imp went down 0-1 to bottom of the table St Helens FC, a result which sees St Helens close the gap on the 3 teams immediately above them in the table. AFC Harpars are one of those teams but their consistent run of games without defeat recently continued today thanks to a 2-2 draw away at fourth placed Hykeham Memorial FC. AFC Plough cemented their place in the mid-table with a 5-3 home win against Horncastle Town.

Division Two

With the leaders at the start of the day in Kelly Read Cup action second placed Railway Inn AFC took advantage by defeating Newton United Reserves 6-1 at Eagle to return to the top spot. Greenbank and draw specialists Lincoln High Street FC shared 8 goals in a thrilling 4-4 draw, whilst Bardney FC enjoyed a 3-1 success out at Plough Sturton.

Division Three

It is now 15 wins from 15 League games for leaders Wragby FC following their 3-1 win at Fox & Hounds FC. The most impressive result of the day on paper was Cherry Willingham’s 17-2 home win over Lincoln RNA, a result which sees Cherrry remain fourth in the table after third placed Dynamo Varsity enjoyed a 2-1 away win at Queen in the West FC. North Lindum Hawks and Newtoft Terriers switched their game at last minute due to the Newtoft pitch being waterlogged and the Hawks will be pleased to have played the game after they ran out winners by 7 goals to 2, a result which sees them move up into fifth spot in the table. The final game in this division today saw Ingleby Arms (Marton) FC record a 6-0 victory at HBW United.

Division Four

This division is arguably proving to be the tightest division with just two points separating the top three positions after today’s results. AFC Golden Eagle now head the table following their excellent 5-0 win away at Railway Inn United, whilst Hykeham Athletic changed league positions with Saxilby Sports AFC after defeating them 7-1 at Saxilby. Second from bottom The Shed FC added another victory to their tally this season with a 3-2 home win against FVA Jerusalem whilst bottom side The Blue Lion FC went down 2-4 at home to AFC West End with another result which shows their continuing improvement.

Ian Stephenson