Gainsborough Sunday League’s fixture list cut in half by overnight forst

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A keen overnight frost caused the postponement of half of the Gainsborough and District Sunday League’s fixtures.

And on a weekend when the bulk of the scheduled games were first round ties in divisional cups, it will cause a big disruption in fixtures in the coming weeks.

Both ties in the Sporting Club Cup for Division One teams were postponed and will be rescheduled in the next few weeks.

But with it being the quarter-finals of the Trinity Trophy this coming Sunday neither game can be played this week.

Three of the four Annie Lawson Cup tie were postponed and again will be re-scheduled over the coming weeks.

The only game played saw East Markham continue to show their recent improved form with a five goals to two defeat of Morton FC, whose early season form seems to have deserted them of late.

East Markham were good value for this win and will approach the next round with confidence.

The Junior Trophy fared a bit better with only one of the four ties falling victim to the weather, although with LRG Yates forfeiting their tie earlier in the week they rather missed out.

In the ties played the local Isle of Axeholme derby between Owston Ferry Sports Club and Kings Arms Reserves was a very tight game that might have gone either way before the better finishing of the Kings Arms boys proved to be decisive.

The 2-0 score reflected just how close the game was but the better team won on the day.

Walkeringham FC advanced to round two with a 5-2 win over a gallant but ultimately well beaten Barnby Moor.

It took Walkeringham a little while to get on top but they always had a little bit in hand on their opponents and were fully deserving of the place in round two.

Both games in Division Onewere played and BRSA continued their pursuit of leaders White Horse with a hard fought 3-1win at Blues Club Over 35s.

With eight wins and a draw from nine games they sit just two points behind the leaders and look very much a threat.

This was far from a routine victory and they had to dig deep to overcome a resilient Blues Club team who gave their all.

Leverton United moved off the bottom of the table relegating their opponents to that spot after a 4-1 victory.

It was only the home club’s second win of the season but a very encouraging display going into the second half of the season.

Just the one game was played in Division Two, where a very tight match between Misterton United and Clarborough FC went the way of the home team 3-2.

But it certainly could have gone either way and both teams deserve credit for an entertaining fixture.

In Division Three Leverton United Reserves enhanced their position at the top of the table with a 6-3 win at Ropery Inn.

This game was end-to-end with goal scoring opportunities plentiful and while this keeps Leverton United Reserves at the top, Ropery Inn can be proud of their display.

Leverton United currently have a four-point advantage but have played more games than their closest rivals .

Smiffys Inn were just too good for a Stanwood Engineering team that never really threatened the much improved Smiffys, who are moving up the table every week of late.

The 5-0 win reflected Smiffy’s superiority.

Clubs are advised to keep their eyes on the website for fixture changes in the next few weeks as the League tries to catch up on cup ties.