Lincolnshire County Football Association – County Sunday Cup – Round One
Today saw 21 of our League’s teams attempting to get their name into the draw for the next round of the Lincolnshire County Football Association County Sunday Cup.
The game of the day sounds to be the 2.15pm kick-off between AFC Golden Eagle and Mulberry FC. At half time Eagle were leading 5-1 and everything seemed under control in this, their first ever game in the Competition. The final score at 90 minutes was an amazing 6-6 but Eagle notched the winner to win 7-6 after extra time. Details of the scorers are not currently known as the game has only just finished in real time!
The Priory at Cherry Willingham was the venue for what proved to be the biggest win of the day with the home side, Wishing Well Cherry FC,rattling in 10 goals whilst conceding only one in their game against Hykeham Social FC. The lion’s share of the damage was done between Pinnington, who smashed a hat-trick, D’Rosario, Pitchford and Szostak, who scored two goals each, with a further goal from Holmes registering the double digit total. Social’s goal came from Goldacre.
Lincoln Moorlands/Railway FC hit 6 courtesy of 2 goals from Shipman and a further goal from Michie in a first half which saw an absolute screamer go in from Shipman. He completed his hat-trick in the second half, which also saw Waplington and Woodhall, get their names on the score sheet to complete a 6-2 away win.
Another cracking game on paper appears to have been at Metheringham where goals from Garrick, Lynch, and Hargrave (from the penalty spot) for Metheringham gave New Swan a run for their money but replies from Turner (2), Halton, and Scutt saw the Birchwood based side progress to the next round with a 4-3 victory.
North Lindum Hawks and Newton United played each other for the second time in a week having locked horns together last week in the League. Last week it was the Hawks who came out on top of the score line and they did so again today with a 4-1 win. Good registered a brace, and solo goals from Rutt and Milhalovic gave the home side a comfortable win in the end.
Monson Park at Skellingthorpe saw two of our teams go head to head when FVA Jerusalem and St Helens came face to face today. The visitors, St Helens, completed a victory with a 3-0 score line.
Another all Lincoln tie saw Queen Athletic triumph 1-0 with a win away at HBW United.
Hykeham Memorial FC booked their place in the next round when goals from Barnes and Cooper were enough to overcome Lincoln High Street 2-1 at Moorland Avenue.
Two goals from Ardron saw his team, Fox & Hounds FC, defeat Pinchbeck United after making the long trip down to the South of the County.
A goal from Brothwell proved no more than a consolation for Waddington United when they went down 1-3 at home to last Season’s finalists Rustons United but with the difference in divisions between the two sides they can hold their heads up high tonight.
AFC Rustons went down 0-3 when they visited Grantham based team Nobody Inn FC, and Plough Sturton lost by the same score when they visited Zeera FC.
Saxilby Athletic scored 2 but conceded 4 in a 2-4 defeat by Messingham Trinity Juniors FC and the final game between Welton Sports AFC and Eddie Wright FC was postponed on Saturday when the visitors were unable to raise a side. Welton Sports AFC should now progress into the next round as per rule.
There was just one game played in this division today when bottom of the table Wragby played host to Welton FC. It was the Welton players who found the net on five occasions to record a victory which lifts them to third spot in the division and keeps Wragby at the foot of the table. Spencer scored two for the visitors and further goals from Caines and Viguers completed the scoring for the visitors. The goal of the game though was scored by Coggon with a fine glancing header which flew in….past his own keeper! Final score Wragby FC 1 -4 Welton FC.
It is no secret for anybody reading this article on a weekly basis that Dunston FC have been finding life a little difficult in this division this Season but a blend of experience with a healthy number of young players saw its rewards today when they visited Cherry Willingham FC and recorded a splendid 4-1 victory. Wallhead, Drummond, Wood and Plant were the men on target and that will lift spirits in a camp that have been enjoying their football, if not their results, in recent weeks.
Shakespeare Imps made the trip to Horncastle Town and had a hat-trick from Kiszka and a goal from Newby to thank for securing them a fine 4-3 win. The home side’s goals were scored by Close, White, and Puckering.
Morning Star visited Ruskington Lions today with both sides having made solid starts to this campaign. A goal less first half was settled by a Waite goal in the second half to give the Star a more than useful victory. This sees them rise to third place in the table after gaining promotion the last time around.
Congratulations must go to Stacey West FC who recorded their first win, and points of the Season. thanks to a 2-1 away win at Lincoln RNA. Miller and Ross got their goals with the home side’s reply coming from Wiggins.
Magill, Foss, and Rogers gave Broadley FC the upper hand in their fixture at home to Nosey FC who replied through Needles, 3-1 being the final score in that game.
Crown & Arrows tasted League defeat for the first time since joining the League when they were defeated 1-3 away at AFC West End. Goals from Osbourne, Clamp, and Gorman put West End in firm control with the visitor’s goal coming from Hewson.
Bottle & Glass FC maintained their 100% League record with an impressive 9-0 away win at Green Dragon. Wright hit 4 goals, Stocks registered a hat-trick, whilst Gray weighed in with a brace.
Railway Inn United registered another impressive victory, this time a 6-0 win at Swanpool FC. Smith and Green each scored 2 goals whilst additional goals also came from Lilley and Float.
There was a goal feast at The Ferryboat where the home team shared 8 goals with visitors, FVA Jerusalem Reserves. The home team had Flintham (2), Turner, and Willey to thank for their point although they would have liked all 3 points having scored 4 goals at home. It was not to be on this occasion.
In contrast to the goal scoring exploits of The Ferryboat and FVA Jerusalem Reserves the final game between The Shed FC and Metheringham Reserves finished goalless.