Jock Mitchell Memorial Trophy – Quarter Finals
Swanpool FC 4-5 Stacey West FC
Although there is a Division difference between these two teams I would imagine that there would be few people predicting this score line taking into account the respective League tables and the recent results of both teams. As we all know League form counts for nothing in Cup Competitions, particularly when a place in a Semi Final is up for grabs. Four goals for Ross and a further goal from Naylor produced the goods for Stacey West despite efforts from Stokes (2), Craig Bentley, and Liam Bentley, for the home side pushing them all the way.
Morning Star FC 3-1 Railway Inn United (After extra time)
This tie pitted together two form sides who between them have only lost 3 League games all Season. Both sides have proved to be prolific scorers in their respective Divisions but amazingly the 90 minutes ended with neither side managing to find the net. Four goals were scored during the extra time period with Star scoring 3 of them courtesy of Robinson, Drury (from the penalty spot), and Marshall, whilst Green scored for the visitors.
Bottle & Glass FC 2-1 Queen Athletic
Tatton and Lidgett scored the goals for Bottle and Glass, the latter being a belter, to knock out the side from the higher Division in what on paper at least resembles a close game out at Scothern.
Horncastle Town 0-1 Ruston Sports FC
A goal from Mann for Ruston Sports was enough to secure the win to see his side through to the Semi Finals when they visited Horncastle Town at the Wong today.
The draw for the Semi Final games in this Competition will be made by the League Management Committee at their next meeting on Monday 4th February 2019.
Lincoln Moorlands/Railway FC 0-4 AFC Golden Eagle
If ever a side could be called a “Jekyll and Hide” side it must surely be AFC Golden Eagle this Season. They have produced some excellent performances and results at times coupled with some questionable ones on other occasions. Today saw the best of them again when they visited the second placed team who were looking to keep pace with leaders Hykeham Town TRFC. A hat-trick from Higginson and a goal from Davies put paid to that plan resulting in an excellent result for the visitors.
Welton Sports AFC 2-5 Anglers FC
Bridge hit 4 goals for the visitors and Wilkinson scored one more as last Seasons Kelly Read Cup finalists met in the League at Ryland Road. Biggs scored a 20 yard thunderbolt for the home side but despite the game being balanced at 1-1 at half time, a bad 20 minutes for the home side after the break saw them suffer defeat to an Anglers side who found Bridge in great form.
Hykeham Town TRFC v Metheringham FC (Postponed). Points go to Hykeham Town TRFC
It is always disappointing when any team is unable to raise a side to play their fixture due to a lack of players. Never more so than when it happens in a Division that operates on a low number of League games in the first place but that is what happened today when Metheringham FC notified the League that they could not muster sufficient players to fulfill their fixture away at leaders Hykeham Town TRFC, thereby causing the fixture to be postponed. Hykeham are awarded the points in accordance with rule and the matter will be discussed by the League Management Committee when they next meet in February.
Trent Valley 8-2 North Lindum Hawks
Leaders Trent Valley took their goals scored tally in the League this Season to 71 thanks to a hat-trick from Holmes, 2 goals from Bee, and additional goals from Hewitt, Munro, and Arnold. Having scored 8 they conceded 2 to take their League goal difference to a very impressive plus 52.
St Helens 2-3 Welton FC
Spencer, Atkinson, and Johnson got the goals for Welton when they visited St Helens at Skellingthorpe Road. Despite the home side scoring through Rawlings and Attwell it was the village side who bagged the points to move up into fourth place in the table, just 3 points behind their opponents of today, but with 3 games in hand which could prove decisive at the end of the Season.
Wishing Well Cherry FC 3-4 Bassingham Bugle Horn FC
Bassingham Bugle Horn FC recorded only their second League victory of the Season when goals from Walker (2), Nattrass, and Barnett secured the points from their visit to Cherry Willingham. The home side netted through Lynch (2) and Barnes but this proved too little to deny the Bassingham boys their victory which saw them reduce the gap on the teams immediately in front of them as they look to climb away from danger in the second half of the Season.
Lincoln High Street FC 4-4 Fox & Hounds FC
This game looks a thriller by the score-line as Rebas bagged a hat-trick for the home side and Stone added a further goal, whilst 2 goals from Corby and goals from Shields and Dady saw the teams share the points.
In the final game of this Division Newton United defeated Wragby FC 7-0 at South Clifton.
Nettleham FC 3-1 Plough Sturton
This game saw the teams sitting second and third respectively in the League table come head to head today. Goals from Park, Shearwood, and Kerrigan for the home side ensured that it was they, Nettleham, who secured the points despite Plough Sturton replying through Lansdall. Nettleham edge ever closer to leaders AFC Rustons who themselves were without a League fixture today. Nettleham now sit just one point behind the leaders but have played one game more. It’s certainly all to play for in this Division with Plough Sturton remaining in third place, very much still in the chasing pack.
Coningsby FC 3-2 Saxilby Athletic
Coningsby FC remain 4th in the table after Stapleton gave them the lead today from the penalty spot before they then fell behind to goals from Hicks and Beaumont for the visitors. That was the score at the interval but a second half brace from Sewell saw the home side triumph at the end of the day.
Old Boys United 1-2 Waddington United
Waddington climbed back up to 5th place today after a goal from Pell and an own goal saw them defeat Old Boys at Washingborough. Hobson scored for the home side to maintain his recent impressive run of scoring. Pell is the leading scorer for the visitors, closely followed by O.G, who is pushing him close for the golden boot award at Waddington!
Witham St Hughs 2-6 Dunston FC
The bottom 2 teams came up against each other today and Dunston got the better of their opponents after goals from Thorpe (2), Masters (penalty), Drummond, Plant, and an own goal gave them a game to remember. Witham notched goals courtesy of Cawdron and Carr, the latter hitting a screamer, but this result sees the gap between the 2 teams now narrowing to just one point.
Cherry Willingham 3-3 Hykeham Social FC
This sounds to be the game to be watching today as goals from Baker, Heald, and Oliver put the visitors 3-0 in front. Cherry then woke up and levelled things with goals from Ipp, Otter, and Johnson. Having clawed their way back, seemingly from an impossible position, the home side then had the chance to win the game with a late penalty but this was missed and the teams had to settle for a point apiece.
Ruskington Lions 3-1 The Sports Bar
Second placed Sports Bar were looking to close the gap on leaders Morning Star when these 2 sides met out at Ruskington today. Greenwood, Greinis, and Cooper had other ideas as they all scored for Ruskington to give the home side the bragging rights as they themselves moved up to 4th spot. Finnegan scored for Sports Bar but this proved only to be a consolation goal on the day.
Nosey FC 0-1 Broadley FC
Magill scored the only goal of the day, from the penalty spot, as Broadley moved up the table towards mid-table following this result. Nosey remain just above the bottom spot with scoring being their Achilles heel so far this Season.
The Shed FC 0-7 HBW United
Good, Barber, and Brown each scored a brace and a further goal from Williamson completed the scoring for the visitors as they closed the gap on the mid-table teams around them in the table.