Lincolnshire County Football Association – County Sunday Cup Semi Final
Friendship FC 1-2 Hykeham Town TRFC
The team from our Premier Division found themselves a goal down at half time against strong and lively opposition from the Gainsborough League. After the break Hykeham found their rhythm and everyone to a man put in a cracking second half performance. Goals from Foster and Driver turned the game on its head and saw the Lincoln League team over the line to reach the final of the Cup where they will play The Coach House FC on Sunday 28th April 2019 at Cleethorpes Town’s Ground.
Fox & Hounds FC 1-4 FVA Jerusalem
FVA returned to second spot in the League with a useful win at Fox & Hounds. A hat-trick from Russell and a goal from Stanney did the business for the visitors and the home side’s goal came from the Gaffer Steven Crowther.
Welton FC 2-3 Wishing Well Cherry FC
Welton FC surrendered second place in the table when they went down to the odd goal in 5 at home to Wishing Well Cherry for whom Pitchford scored a 35 yard free kick and D’Rosario added 2 more goals to his impressive tally this Season. The visitors finished the Season in much improved form after a mid-Season blip spoilt what could have been a much higher finish for them. Morris and Atkinson were the men on target for the home side. Welton and Jerusalem are due to play each other next Sunday in what promises to be an exciting game at the business end of the Season and could determine who finishes as runners up in this Division when the Season draws to an end. I use the word “could” loosely of course!
Bassingham Bugle Horn FC 7-0 Wragby FC
I am told that Rick Christopher’s “change of tactics” around Christmas time is the secret to the excellent run that his Bassingham team have been on since the turn of the year. They certainly made light work of defeating Wragby when 3 goals from Walker, the first being the only goal in the opening 45 minutes, plus goals from Seaton, Beard, Swales, and Cartwright, improved their goal difference when the sides met out at Bassingham. This result sees Bass move up to 5th place in the division with the chance to move up a further place with a positive result from their last game of the Season next Sunday when they play Newton United.
Coningsby FC 0-0 AFC Rustons
Leaders AFC Rustons and Coningsby drew a blank when the 2 sides met at Coningsby and with second placed Nettleham winning well away from home this Division is set up for a grandstand finish with AFC Rustons and Nettleham meeting twice in their last 3 games.
Dunston FC 2-7 Nettleham FC
The visitors raced into a 3 goal lead thanks to a hat-trick from Park but the home side responded well with first half goals from Clark and Goodall. Nettleham stepped up a gear after the break and further goals from Park, Mahoney (2) and Gould kept this Division boiling nicely at the top of the table. One of Park’s goals deserves a special mention as it was a spectacular overhead kick which smashed into the roof of the net.
Plough Sturton 4-2 Cherry Willingham FC
Plough Sturton remain in 3rd place in the table following a home win against Cherry Willingham. Patching recorded a brace and both Lansdall and Light got on the score sheet for the home side. The prolific scoring Foster-Mathieson and Hayes were the marksmen for Cherry.
Waddington United 2-3 Old Boys United
Pell netted a brace of goals for Waddington but 2 goals from Hobson and a goal from Gardiner saw the visitors claim all 3 points at Mere Road.
Witham FC 0-10 Saxilby Athletic
Waywell scored 5, Hicks 3, and Beaumont scored 2 goals as the visitors hit Witham for double figures today. Free scoring Athletic now have a positive goal difference of plus 1 as a result.
Morning Star 3-1 Ruskington Lions
Morning Star are officially the Division Three Champions and congratulations to all at the Club for another outstanding Season. Keeble and Crampton saw them go into the break 2 goals to the good and a second half goal from Marshall saw them beyond touching distance as teams behind them have now run out of games to be able to technically catch up with them.
Ruston Sports FC 2-3 Shakespeare Imps
Goals from Norris and Buttery could not prevent the home side from slipping to a home defeat as Newby, Strand, and Barnes replied for Shakespeare to earn all 3 points from the contest at Ruston Marconi Ground.
Stacey West FC 0-3 Broadley FC
2 goals from Rogers, a goal from Magill, and a clean sheet for their defence saw the visitors record another good victory to maintain their excellent form of 2019 from their visit to Stacey West. Broadley occupy a top 5 position whereas Stacey West are still hovering in the bottom 3 of a table that could see anyone of the bottom 3 collecting the wooden spoon position in a couple of weeks time.
Crown & Arrows 0-1 Railway Inn United
Markham settled this game in favour of the current leaders in a tight game played at Moorland Avenue. The first half was goal-less but his second half strike put the Railway boys within touching distance of the title as time and games are fast running out for those around them that have been their challengers.
M.H.Blue Lion 1-1 Bottle & Glass FC
Hirons gave the the Lion the lead with a first half header from a corner but Wright levelled to ensure that the points were shared, a result which keeps Bottle & Glass in second spot in the table but they will not need it pointing out to them that the 2 teams immediately below them in the table are still hot on their heels for a top 3 place at the end of the Season.
Metheringham Reserves 1-2 AFC West End
After a much improved performance from Metheringham Reserves they went into the halftime break with both sides having drawn a blank. A second half goal for them by Pimblett proved only to be a consolation as an own goal and a winner with the last kick of the game from Jewitt saw the visitors take the points.
Green Dragon 2-5 The Shed
This game involved 2 of the bottom 3 teams and it was The Shed who came out on top with goals from Newell, Bass, Porter, Hussain, and Mason. Stephenson and Davis notched for the home side, who remain perilously close to dropping to the bottom place of the Division if Metheringham can find a way of recording their first win in their remaining 6 games.