No-show means cup progress for United

The Gainsborough and District Sunday Football League still has one team representing it in the Lincolnshire County Sunday Cup after Smiffys United’s opponents, Parkway FC, declined to travel to Gainsborough for their scheduled tie, and now face a £100 fine for their non-appearance.

The game of the day was in Division 1 game between champions Mattered and Friendship FC, who had both made the perfect start to the season.

The home side showed why they are champions with a dominant 4-0 victory.

Masterton United went close to winning their first game of the season in Division 1, but visitors and near neighbours Kings Arms Haley triumphed 2-1 in a match that could easily have gone the other way.

Division 2 leaders Tuxford Working Men’s Club were involved in a nine-goal thriller at Olde Sun.

Tuxford showed why they are heading the division, winning 6-3.

MUSC remain second after a 3-2 win over Walkeringham FC. MUSC have showed great resilience this season and just about edged a close game.

Leverton United and Ordsall AFC, who both play at Rampton, shared an eight-goal thriller.

The all-Gainsborough game between Crooked Billet and Black Horse also failed to produce a winner with the teams locked at 2-2.

In Division 3, Ship Inn Morton moved up to second after a 3-0 win over newboys Crown Inn Belton, who gave Ship Inn anxious moments before the better finishing of the Ship Inn team proved decisive.

Kings Arms Reserves made it a good day for the club with a 12-1 win over Ropery Inn.

Ropery Rangers can’t stop conceding and the latest, 15-0 to Stanwood Engineering, showed vulnerable they are defensively, but they were praised for their sportsmanship.

Westwoodside inflicted a first defeat of the season on Horse and Jockey, winning 5-1 to announce that they are a force to be reckoned with in the division.

The Division 1 game between Retford Rail and Elm Cottage was postponed.