Mix of cup and league action for Sunday sides

STILL UNBEATEN -- Belper United.
STILL UNBEATEN -- Belper United.

There was a mixture of Gainsborough Sunday League and cup action on Sunday, with two Retford area teams in County Cup ties, and wto Trinity Trophie games taking place.

It was a mixed day in the County Cup with Leverton United going through to the next round while sadly Northern FC were well beaten away in Nottingham. Leverton just edged a close contest 3-2 at home to The Fairham but while the score was close Leverton were deserved winners.

Northern never really troubled their opponents TR Demolition losing 7-2 and they were well beaten in the end by a better team on the day.

In the Trinity Trophy round two Misterton United made their Division One rivals Rose & Crown work very hard for a victory they might have expected to have won far more easily than was the case.

Rose & Crown just edged the game by 3-2 but they were relieved to hear the final whistle and move into the last eight of the competition.

The all-Gainsborough tie was a far more one sided affair with Smiffys United outplaying Horse & Jockey to win by 8-1.

While the win for Smiffys United was not so much of a shock the scoreline most definitely was.

In the league BRSA made it five wins from five games when they ran riot against an East Markham team that had no answers.

The score of 15-2 was as emphatic as it gets, and BRSA will undoubtedly be one of the teams to beat in all competitions this season but they will have much harder Sundays than this.

Last season’s Champions Mattersey FC have the look of a team that will also be very much in contention again and a flying start to their game at Kings Arms saw them four goals to the good inside 30 minutes.

But a resolute Kings Arms team improved greatly and the final score of 4-1 might have been closer after an excellent second half performance by Kings Arms.

FC Elm are also unbeaten as yet and they held too many aces for a visiting MUSC who could never really trouble the home team who ran out convincing 7-2 winners.

Just one game in Division Two saw Rose & Crown Reserves continue their winning start to the season with a resounding 8-0 win at Olde Sun.

After a good start to the season Olde Sun have struggled in recent weeks and Rose & Crown never looked in any danger of losing this game.

With four teams going into Sunday’s games on nine points at the top of the Division Three table, so there was everything to play for and with Walkeringham FC and Owston Ferry Sports Club meeting at Walkeringham something had to give.

It was Owston Ferry Sports Club who became new leaders after the narrowest of 2-1 wins.

Either team could have won this tight game before Owston Ferry just edged the game to take the three points.

Albertos are second in the table despite losing 3-2 at Black Horse who certainly showed that on their day they are a match for any in this division and could be one of at least half the division who could win the title.

Perhaps the surprise team of the division are Stanwood Engineering who have tended to be proverbial strugglers over the last few seasons but they showed on Sunday against Leverton United Reserves they can give anyone a good game.

A 3-2 win while somewhat unexpected was well deserved and sees them become one of four teams on nine points, just three points behind the leaders.

Morton FC returned to winning ways after last week’s defeat in the most emphatic of ways completely overwhelming their opponents Ping FC by 9-1.

This division promises to be the closest of contests with results looking sure to fluctuate on a week to week basis, something that is very good for the Gainsborough Sunday League and the teams.