Goals aplenty as Trinity Trophy is trimmed down to just 16 teams

Pictures from the Sunday League match between  BRSA  V  Mattersey, at the Babworth road ground, Retford.'Mattersey are in Orange Kit,  BRSA in Purple
Pictures from the Sunday League match between BRSA V Mattersey, at the Babworth road ground, Retford.'Mattersey are in Orange Kit, BRSA in Purple

With no league fixtures planned, the Trinity Trophy’s second round took centre stage with 16 ties involving teams from all three GSL divisions.

As is to be expected in some of these games, the disparity in quality between the three tiers invariably produces a lot of goals - and it certainly did last weekend.

BRSA and White Horse were the two biggest scorers as they registered 10 goals apeice.

BRSA hit their double figures against fellow Division One side Elkesley FC, who are finding life very tough at present and were no match for their rampant hosts.

Leverton United Reserves were never really likely to trouble a star-studded White Horse team, who even had the luxury of resting some of their better players.

White Horse ran out 10-0 winners with the gulf in class always evident.

Owston Ferry Sports Club, who have had a decent start to the season, somewhat surprisingly scored nine goals without reply against visitors Ship Inn Morton.

Owston Ferry’s opponents in the next round will be Rose & Crown, who were far too good for a Misterton United team as they won 8-1.

Morton F C showed their attacking prowess against Barnby Moor, running out 7-2 winners.

There was something of a shock result at Leverton, where the home team were held to a 3-3 draw by Clarborough FC, who then won the penalty shoot-out 5-4 to reach the third round.

Walkeringham FC also pulled off a shock as they won 4-0 against a Hallcroft team who completely lost their discipline and with it any chance they had of winning the game.

BFC Clumber and Liberal Branch had a real humdinger of a cup-tie, which finished 2-2 before Liberal Branch advanced to round three with an extra-time winning goal.

The all-Division One tie between Mattersey FC and Blues Club over-35s could not have been any closer, with just a single goal being the difference giving Mattersey their place in the next round.

Both Clubs battled hard and it was unfortunate in some ways there had to be a winner and loser.

Kings Arms, who have not had a good start to the season, lost at home to Division Two side Maltings Meercats 3-2, to halt any hopes of a cup run to boost their form.

Notts Diagonals gave a good account of themselves but found last year’s champions MUSC just too good as they went down 5-2.

There was a quite remarkable game between Division Three rivals LRG Yates and Ropery Rangers.

The game was settled in Ropery’s favour very late on as they won the 11-goal thriller, 6-5.

It was a good day for the winners, but LRG would have been disappointed especially after netting five goals.

Smiffys United continued their recent improvement in form with an hard earned 4-2 win at Stanwood Engineering, who fully contributed to a decent cup-tie.

Black Horse, who have started well in Division Three, found little change from Division One side Northern.

Northern proved too strong, as they romped to a convincing 4-0 victory, a result that might just give the Retford club a much-needed boost.

Olde Sun FC made it a bad day for the Kings Arms Haxey Club when they defeated Kings Arms Reserves 5-2.

However, this result was probably to be expected as Olde Sun have been in quite good form this season.

The final tie of the round saw AFC Bridon defeat East Markham 4-2 in a game that was pretty much end-to-end, but Bridon were the better finishers as they ensured a safe passage into round three.

This weekend sees just two matches take place in Division One, with relegation-threatened duo Elkesley and Leverton United meeting each other.

The other top tier meeting sees fourth-placed Liberal Branch play host to sixth-placed MUSC.