Gainsborough sides struggle in Lincolnshire Sunday Cup ties

Action pictures at Rampton Hospital Nr Retford, of Notts Diagonals (Blue tops diagonal stripe)  V  Bridon AFC (Retford) (Red Tops)
Action pictures at Rampton Hospital Nr Retford, of Notts Diagonals (Blue tops diagonal stripe) V Bridon AFC (Retford) (Red Tops)

It wasn’t a very successful day for the Gainsborough Sunday League’s sides in the Lincolnshire County Sunday Cup.

The two exceptions were Division One teams Blues Club Over 35s and White Horse, who both recorded good victories.

Action pictures at Rampton Hospital Nr Retford, of Notts Diagonals (Blue tops diagonal stripe)  V  Bridon AFC (Retford) (Red Tops)

Action pictures at Rampton Hospital Nr Retford, of Notts Diagonals (Blue tops diagonal stripe) V Bridon AFC (Retford) (Red Tops)

Blues Club entertained Long Bennington from the Grantham League and they continued their impressive start to the season with a convincing 7- 3 victory.

There was some disappointment at conceding three goals but going forward they were unstoppable and fully merited this impressive victory.

The league was assured a winner in the game between Maltings Meercats and White Horse and true to form it was White Horse who won through to round two after a 4-0 win.

Maltings made a game of it but the class of the Division One club shone through in the end.

Action pictures at Rampton Hospital Nr Retford, of Notts Diagonals (Blue tops diagonal stripe)  V  Bridon AFC (Retford) (Red Tops)

Action pictures at Rampton Hospital Nr Retford, of Notts Diagonals (Blue tops diagonal stripe) V Bridon AFC (Retford) (Red Tops)

Liberal Branch never really got into their game at home to Grimsby League team Crows Nest and as the 5-1 scoreline suggests the result was never really in doubt.

Rustons Sports from Lincoln were far too good for Kings Arms Haxey winning by 7-0 to continue what has been a very disappointing start to the season for Kings Arms.

Rose and Crown battled hard at Nobody Athletic who play in the Grantham Sunday League before just losing out by 3-2 in an extremely tight game that was always too close to call.

Ropery Inn were totally outclassed by their opponents from Lincoln Travellers Rest who showed no mercy in recording an emphatic 13-0 victory.

Only one game was played in Division One this week but what a game it was between Northern FC and Elkesley FC both without a win so far this season.

The two sides went all out for the victory they both needed and in a nine goal thriller it was Elkesley F C who opened their account by a 5-4 margin.

Both teams deserve congratulations for a highly entertaining game.

In Division Two early season leaders Notts Diagonals suffered something of a shock defeat at home to Bridon AFC who recorded their first win of the season by a 5-4 scoreline.

It was another game that was full of attacking football with neither really deserving to lose but Bridon were just good enough to edge the game.

Olde Sun moved up to second in the table after a very hard fought 3-2 win against fellow Retford team Hallcroft FC, both teams giving their all in the quest for victory.

Morton FC remain unbeaten but their 3-3 draw with Misterton United was their fourth draw in five games and they will need to turn such close games into wins if they are to advance their cause.

Near neighbours Tuxford Working Men’s Club and East Markham also had a very close game that Tuxford just claimed the bragging rights from after a 3-2 win that could certainly have gone the other way.

In Division Three Black Horse’s impressive start to the season continued and a 4-2 home win against a resolute Ship Inn Morton was very hard fought for and this result lifted Black Horse up to second in the table.

Horse and Jockey remain unbeaten and a 4-1 away win at Stanwood Engineering gives them 10 points from four games and sends them into third place in the table.

LRG Yates had by far their best result of the season and also by far their best performance when they defeated newcomers Leverton United Reserves 6-2.

If LRG Yates can reproduce this form on a more regular basis they will quickly move up the table.

Walkeringham F C are something of an enigma producing both good and bad performances almost on a weekly basis, Sunday was one of their better days defeating a luckless Barnby Moor by a 3-1 scoreline.