IT’S been a great week for Gainsborough and District Sunday League cup football.
The final of the Trinity Trophy last Tuesday night on the Northolme in front of a very good and appreciative crowd was followed by the semi-finals of the Junior Trophy and quarter-final games in both the Sporting Club Cup and the Presidents Cup on Sunday.
The Trinity Trophy Final proved to be one of the best finals seen in recent years when FS Clumber and Real Ropery produced a game worthy of any final, Ropery eventually sealing a fantastic 4-3 victory after extra time, helped in no small measure by their ace marksman Lee Bognar who scored a hat-trick.
The semi-finals of the Junior Trophy saw White Horse edge past fierce rivals Moorends SC 2-1 and their opponents in the final will be Epworth FC who triumphed 3-0 over Clarborough.
FS Clumber took a giant stride to claiming the Premier League title with a 10-2 demolition of Rose and Crown and theynow requires just a single point to be sure of the Championship.
Leverton United were thumped 9-0 by a superb Kings Arms team and Real Ropery ensured they would at least finish as runners-up in the top division after a narrow 1-0 victory over Vine Inn Athletic.
In Division One Maltings FC moved up to fourth when, after being three goals down at half-time to Harworth Pavilion, they gave a storming second half performance to earn a superb 4-3 victory, while Canutes FC eked out a narrow 2-1 win at East Markham.
In Division Three Walkeringham FC moved closer to the title without even kicking a ball as opponents Peacock Veterans were unable to raise a team, King and Miller moved back into second spot after a 7-4 win at Owston Ferry.
Stanwood Engineering had a 3-2 win over The Vine Inn FC and Brickmakers Arms and Jack and Jill couldn’t produce a goal.
Results for Sunday 8th April: Junior Trophy Semi-finals - Clarborough FC 0, Epworth FC 3; Whtie Horse FC 2, Moorends SC 1. Presidents Cup Quarter-finals - BFC Birches 5, Kings Arms Res 1. Sporting Club Cup Quarter-final - MUSC 4, Marshalls Sports 0. Premier League - Real Ropery 1, Vine Inn Athletic 0; Kings Arms 9, Leverton Utd 0; Rose and Crown 2, FS Clumber 10. Division One - East Markham 1, Canutes FC 2; Harworth Pavilion 3, Maltings FC 4. Division Three - Brickmakers Arms 0, Jack and Jill FC 0; Peacock Veterans v Walkeringham FC (not played); Stanwood Engineering 3, The Vine Inn FC 2; Owston Ferry SC 4, King and Miller 7.
Fixtures for Sunday 15th April: Sporting Club Cup Semi-finals - FS Clumber v Real Ropery; MUSC v Clumber EFC. Presidents Cup Semi-final - BFC Birches v North Wheatley Phoenix. Presidents Cup Quarter-final - Tuxford WMC v Marshalls Sports. Premier League - Mattersey v Kings Arms; Rose and Crown v Vine Inn Athletic. Division One - Grove Mill v Canutes FC. Division Two - Cross Keys Wrootg v Epworth FC; Ingleby Arms v Gate Inn Sutton; White Horse FC v Misterton Utd. Division Three - Jack and Jill v Peacock Veterans; Kings Arms 3rds v Walkeringham FC.
Junior Trophy Final - Epworth FC v White Horse FC, on the Northolme, kick-off 7pm.