There were two very important knockout cup ties for sides in the Gainsborough and District Sunday League last week.
The Nottinghamshire County Sunday Intermediate Cup final at Nottingham saw Mattersey face aFarndon side who are riding high in the Newark Alliance League.
Sadly on the night despite Mattersey playing the better football it was the power of the Farndon team that won out.
Farndon claimed the Trophy with a 2-0 win and so ending what has been an epic cup run by the gallant Mattersey team.
On Sunday the semi-finalinal of the Division Two Annie Lawson Cup was brought forward a week to help a Maltings Meercats team that had made this coming weekend a fixtureless week.
Maltings, who have been in excellent form of late, played host to a Hallcroft FC team who clearly came with a big desire to make the final of the competition.
A thoroughly absorbing and entertaining game finished with Hallcroft winning by 7-4.
The game was end to end with attacking play very much to the fore and was a great advert for local Sunday League football.
In Division One White Horse made it 12 from 12 with a 5-0 win at Northern FC and it is going to take a monumental effort from any team to stop White Horse from claiming the title.
With a 100 per cent record and an impressive goals difference they are very much in the driving seat.
Perhaps Mattersey FC might be there biggest challengers.
They quickly recovered from Tuesday night’s defeat in the Notts Cup with a resounding 8-1 win over a Liberal Branch team that had few answers to a very good attacking performance.
Blues Club Over 35s had too much in hand on a Leverton United team that is finding life quite tough in the top Division, Blues Club winning by 5-1.
In Division Two the leaders Rose and Crown, for their second time in three weeks, found themselves without opponents when Morton F C were unable to put together a team.
It is an unfortunate situation that Rose and Crown look like winning the title almost by default.
BFC Clumber and Tuxford Working Men’s Club had a very tight game before a single goal to B F C Clumber gave them all three points.
Both teams deserved something from this game but it was Clumber who just edged it.
Misterton United played well to record a 5-2 win over Bridon A F C who are nothing if inconsistent.
This was the men of Misterton United’s best result for some time.
Clarborough and East Markham could not find a goal between them and the rarity of a 0-0 score was a fair reflection of the game.
In Division Three the game of the day saw championship chasing teams Kings Arms Reserves and Black Horse face each other at Haxey.
Kings Arms enhanced their ambitions while putting a dent in Black Horse’s, the 3-0 win a result that further complicates a league that is too close to call.
Smiffys FC completed their expected home win against Ropery Inn but the scoreline of 11-1 was a big boost to their 2014/15 title ambitions.
There are four or five teams in the race for the Division Three title and an exciting end to the season looks to be assured.
And finally Stanwood Engineering and Walkeringham F C shared four goals and deservedly took a point each from a contest that ended 2-2.
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