9th October -Results round-up

The Ron Eaglen Challenge Cup produced the shock result of the day with fourth division Hykeham Athletic putting out division one opponents Welton FC 2-3 out at Dunholme. Elsewhere there were few shocks but plenty of goals. Four teams scored 8 goals, these being Scothern United with an 8-1 home win against Horncastle Town, New Swan FC with a 1-8 win away at Lincoln High Street FC, Lincoln Moorlands with an 8-1 win at home to AFC West End and AFC Plough who weighed in with a 2-8 victory away at Broadley FC. Next in the scoring chart came Ivy Tavern who defeated Plough Sturton 6-0 at home with all of their goals coming in the first half of the game whilst Old Boys United travelled to AFC Harpars returning with a 1-6 victory. Metheringham FC also recorded a 1-6 away success at Bassingham Bugle Horn FC.

Ruston Sports AFC secured their place in the second round of the competition courtesy of a 1-5 win away at AFC Lincoln Green, neighbours Rustons United also hit 5 with a 5-2 home success against Greenbank, and Waddington United had a fine 3-5 win away at Woodhall Spa United.

FVA Jerusalem won 2-4 away at Sleaford Seahawks and North Lindum Hawks came out winners in a 7 goal thriller at Fox and Hounds FC by recording a 3-4 victory. Crows Athletic recorded the same winning score line at home to Bardney FC however their score was on penalties after their game had finished 3-3 after extra time.

St Helens FC and Railway Inn AFC finished all square at 1-1 after the regulation 90 minutes but the home side came through 3-1 winners after the extra period whilst the final tie in the round saw the all Premier Division tie at the Cowpaddle go the way of the home side as Travellers Rest FC won 2-0 against Welton Sports AFC.

There were no games today in the top three divisions due to the Cup competition matches.

In Division Three Wragby FC extended their lead at the top of the table with their fifth straight League win thanks to a 3-1 home win against Dynamo Varsity. Queen in the West maintained their 100% start with a 1-5 away win at HBW United, Cherry Willingham FC enjoyed a tremendous 8-2 home win against Witham FC courtesy of 5 goals from Mark Pitchford and a hat-trick from Brendan Foster-Mattheison. Turks Head FC recorded their first victory of the season with a fine 2-5 away win at Ingleby Arms FC (Marton).

In Division Four Railway Inn United continued their excellent start to the season with a resounding 1-6 victory at Saxilby Sports AFC, and Nosey FC took the points with a 2-0 home win against The Shed FC.

Ian Stephenson.