The Gainsborough Sunday League’s Trinity Trophy reached the semi-final stage, with two exciting games promised.
The meeting of Division Two leaders Rose and Crown and BRSA, serious challengers for the top flight title, proved to be a great cup tie.
At one point Rose and Crown held a 3-1 lead before the class of the Retford based BRSA came to the fore as they ran out 6-3 winners in a game that was a credit to both.
B R S A’s opponents in the final will be the unbeaten Division One league leaders White Horse who won an epic battle against Nottinghamshire County Sunday Cup finalists Mattersey FC .
White Horse were worthy 2-0 winners but they certainly had to dig deep against a resolute Mattersey FC.
A great final is in prospect.
The only game in Division One saw Blues Club Over 35s just edge out last season’s champions MUSC, 3-2.
MUSC have not reached last season’s level of performance and they have no real chance of defending their title.
This was a hard earned victory for Blues Club and it takes them above their opponents in the table.
In Division Two, with the leaders Rose and Crown on cup duty, the game of the day saw BFC Clumber take on Notts Diagonals who sit in third and second respectively.
It was the young Diagonals team who took the points after a 5-2 win, maintaining their excellent run of form.
And they must have a great chance of at least finishing as runners up in the division.
Hallcroft FC’s challenge faltered after such a good run, when they surprisingly went down to a 3-2 defeat to an East Markham team that gave probability their best display of the season, and if they could show this form on a regular basis they would shoot up the table.
Misterton United won a tight game against Tuxford Working Men’s Club 3-1, the better finishing of the Misterton team proving to be decisive in a game where there was not a lot to choose between the teams.
Bridon AFC had by far their biggest win of the season with a resounding 7-0 win at Morton FC who seem to have completely lost their form since Christmas.
Bridon were very good value for this big win.
There is a change of leadership in Division Three this week after the Leaders Leverton United Reserveslost rather surprisingly at home to LRG Yates.
This opened the door for Black Horse to move up to top spot and for Kings Arms Reserves to take second.
And with Horse & Jockey also showing great intent it bodes well for an exciting finish to the season.
Leverton United Reserves’ defeat at home to LRG Yates could not really have been predicted and for LRG Yates this was a huge boost to confidence for the rest of the season.
Black Horse completely overran Ship Inn Morton 9-0 to give themselves a one point lead at the top of the Division.
Kings Arms Reserves are a point behind after a hard earned 2-0 win at home to Ropery Inn.
Horse & Jockey are a threat to all in this division and picked up a 10-4 home win against a spirited Stanwood Engineering.
Also coming upon the rails are Smiffys United who since Christmas have been on a successful winning run and kept up their form with a 5-2 win at Owston Ferry Sports Club.
Walkeringham FC had few problems at bottom of the table Barnby Moor F C winning by 8-0.
With Elkesley F C having resigned from the League if any of their players are wishing to carry on playing can they contact any official of the League to find out what the procedures are for them to transfer to another club, bearing in mind this is the last week players can register.