Gainsborough Sunday League sides have miserable weekend in cup


On a big weekend for three of the League’s Division One teams it sadly turned out to be just one winner from three in County Sunday Cup Competitions.

In the Lincolnshire County Sunday Cup quarter-final, having had the game cancelled last Sunday, White Horse had to make the journey to Pinchbeck.

But they were without several key players and never really threatened a very good Pinchbeck United team, who were good value for the 4-0 victory.

In the Nottinghamshire Intermediate Sunday Cup, there were high hopes of an all Retford Final.

But it was only Mattersey FC who made it to the Final with B R S A just failing at the final hurdle.

Mattersey’s game with Kimberley Miners Welfare could not have been any closer with the teams locked at 0-0 after 120 minutes football.

Mattersey held their nerve to win the penalty shoot-out 4-2 to continue Mattersey’s great tradition in County Cup Competitions.

B R S A never really reached their usual level of performance and they lost 2-0 to a Farndon team that fully merited their victory.

In Division One Liberal Branch consolidated their position in the table with a very hard earned 2-1 win at Northern FC.

The game was as close as the score would suggest with Liberal just about deserving the points.

Kings Arms had a boost in the fortunes with a much needed 5-2 home win against a Leverton United team that is now firmly at the bottom-of-the-table.

In Division Two none of the top three teams were playing this weekend giving everyone else the chance to narrow the gap.

Hallcrtoft FC continued their recent good run of form to defeat Misterton United 5-2 to move Hallcroft level on points with B F C Clumber in third spot.

On current form Hallcroft might be the team that everyone needs to fear.

Maltings Meercats and East Markham could not be separated after a 2-2 draw that saw both teams give their all, but a point each was just about a fair return for both.

Olde Sun FC just edged out Tuxford Working Men’s Club 3-2 in a game that both might have won before Olde Sun took all three points with slightly the better finishing.

Clarborough FC had a much needed win when they defeated Bridon AFC by a very convincing 6-2. The result lifts Clarborough out of the bottom three while consigning Bridon to the bottom of the table.

In Division Three the fixture list had thrown up games involving the top four teams in games against each other.

Leverton United Reserves, who head the table, were at home to third-placed Kings Arms Reserves and, on a day which proved to be a bad day for the Leverton Club with their 1st team also losing the Reserves, went down 2-1 to further compress the closeness of the top four in this Division.

Black Horse inflicted only the second defeat of the season on Horse & Jockey in another game that was always too close to call.

Black Horse just came out on top 4-3 with both these teams sure to be in the mix for honours in this Division.

Owston Ferry Sports Club had their first win for a few weeks with an hard fought 3-1 win at Ship Inn Morton.

Owston Ferry are safely consolidated in mid-table and will hope for a safe spot in the Division.

LRG Yates and Walkeringham F C could not be separated after a 1-1 draw with both deserving of the point gained.

In the game between the bottom two teams it was Stanwood Engineering who claimed a much needed three points after a 3-2 win over a Barmby Moor team that might at least have taken a point from the game.