The Gainsborough and District Sunday League had high hopes for a triple success in county cup action last weekend.
Two local sides were involved in the Lincolnshire County Sunday Cup and one in the Nottinghamshire County Sunday Cup.
But only White Horse managed to progress to the next round as both Blues Club o35s and BFC Clumber suffered narrow defeats.
White Horse were drawn at home to Blyborough United who now play in the Scunthorpe Sunday League having spent many seasons in the Gainsborough League.
White Horse, who have a 100 per cent record this season in all competitions, gave a thoroughly professional performance to beat Blyborough 7-2 to move comfortably into the last 16.
On this form they will fear no one.
Blues Club o35s, whose recent form has not been too good, played host to Pinchbeck United from the Spalding Sunday League, and despite playing much better than of late they lost 4-2.
The Gainsborough men might, with better finishing, have claimed at least extra-time but it was Pinchbeck who edged through.
BFC Clumber were very unlucky to lose 2-1 to Total Reclaim Demolition in a game they certainly had chances to win, but on a day when they left their scoring boots at home they were left to reflect on what might have been.
In the league BRSA emphatically kept up their challenge for honours with a resounding 7-0 defeat of last season’s champions MUSC.
On this form BRSA look to be the team most likely to challenge White Horse for honours in the top division this season.
The scoreline tells the story of a game dominated by a rampant BRSA.
Liberal Branch stay second in the table at present after a 4-1 win at Elkesley FC who were unable to reproduce last week’s form.
Northern FC recorded their first win of the season when they beat fellow strugglers Leverton United 3-0.
This should be a boost to the Northern team who will hope for a better second half of the season.
In Division Two the leaders Rose and Crown were without a game and second placed Notts Diagonals were held to a 2-2 draw for the second week running by bottom of the table East Markham.
This was East Markham’s fifth draw of the season and they just seem to struggle to turn these close games into victories.
Maltings Meercats made it seven wins from eight games to move level on points with Notts Diagonals but from several games less and they do look to be the biggest danger at present to Rose & Crown.
While never being totally at their best against a resilient Tuxford Working Men’s Club the Maltings boys always had enough in hand.
Hallcroft FC returned to winning ways with a 4-1 defeat of Kings Arms Clarborough in what turned out to be a comfortable victory.
Morton C had only their second win of the season when they defeated out of form Olde Sun 3-1.
The leaders in Division Three Horse & Jockey were given a salutary lesson on Sunday when they tasted defeat for the first time in the league at Kings Arms Haxey Reserves.
The 6-3 score will certainly show the Horse & Jockey boys they cannot take any opponent for granted.
Kings Arms were very good value for this emphatic victory.
Previous league leaders Black Horse also went down to a 4-2 defeat against Smiffys United.
Leverton United Reserves have run into good form of late and a 4-2 defeat of Owston Ferry Sports Club was a reward for a very enterprising display.
Leverton are now up to second in the table.
Ropery Inn and Walkeringham FC had a nine goal thriller which Ropery Inn just edged 5-4 – yet another very entertaining game.