Double cup glory and league title defence despair all in a few days for The Blues Club

Football,  The Blues Club (Gainsborough), playing Retford Town at the Cannon Park stadium, Retford.'Retford are in Red & white kit,  Blues club in Dark Blue & Black.''NGAS 2-5-15 Retford,  Action from The Blues club V Retford Town match'(1 to17)
Football, The Blues Club (Gainsborough), playing Retford Town at the Cannon Park stadium, Retford.'Retford are in Red & white kit, Blues club in Dark Blue & Black.''NGAS 2-5-15 Retford, Action from The Blues club V Retford Town match'(1 to17)

A dramatic week saw The Blues Club clinch their second piece of 2014/15 silverware, before bowing out of the Lincoln Saturday League title race.

In the last of the league’s cup finals, The Blues Club triumphed over Fulbeck to make it two successful cup finals in as many weeks.

The Gainsborough side took a two-goal lead, with the first coming from an own goal and the second from the leagues’ top scorer Lee Bognar.

Fulbeck showed great spirit in the second half reducing the arrears through Chris Bates and then levelling in the last minute through Mark Wilson to take the match into extra-time.

It took until late in the second period of extra-time for the match to be decided with Joe Owen winning the game for The Blues Club to give them their cup double before the dramas of the weekend unfolded in the battle for the title.

They needed maximum points from their penultimate game of the campaign at Retford Town.

But a 0-0 draw meant the title went to RM Imp as they romped to a 5-2 victory over Birchwood and moved onto 58 points, with the Blues Club adrift on 51 following the stalemate.

It was only the second time in 31 games that The Blues Club had failed to hit the net, and it cost them a defence of the league title they won last season.

For Birchwood it was only their second defeat of the season and also their only home defeat.

RM Imp’s goals came from Jordan Taylor (2), Jay Tinkler, Joe Ayres and an own goal with Danny Kent and Rick Greensmith scoring for Birchwood United.

The only encounter left in this enthralling Lincoln Saturday Football League season is on Saturday when The Blues Club visit fifth placed Fulbeck United.

Victory for The Blues Club would give them the runners-up spot behind new champions RM Imp, while a draw or defeat would leave them in third.

Another accolade for the Gainsborough men is the Charles Hammond Top League Goalscorer award, which was won by striker Bognar.

A fine season saw him hit the net 24 times in league games, two more than Birchwood United’s Danny Hicks and four more than Brendan Foster-Matthieson of Cherry Willingham.