One Division Three side makes it through in Trinity Trophy

BRSA v Olde Sun. BRSA's Paul Middleton pictured (left). Picture: Marie Caley NGAS 30-11-14 BRSA v Olde Sun MC 3
BRSA v Olde Sun. BRSA's Paul Middleton pictured (left). Picture: Marie Caley NGAS 30-11-14 BRSA v Olde Sun MC 3

The third round of the Trinity Trophy gave a number of lower league teams the chance to spring a surprise result.

But in the event, only one Division Three side progressed to the quarter-finals.

Olde Sun's Lee Brierley and BRSA's Jamie Temple. Picture: Marie Caley NGAS 30-11-14 BRSA v Olde Sun MC 1

Olde Sun's Lee Brierley and BRSA's Jamie Temple. Picture: Marie Caley NGAS 30-11-14 BRSA v Olde Sun MC 1

Smiffys United had a resounding 7-2 home win against a Bridon AFC team that never really came to grips with a game that Smiffys were determined to win from the off.

This was without doubt Smiffys best performance of the season so far.

The other ties all went in favour of the higher divisional clubs.

BRSA who have the potential to win any game were far too good for Olde Sun and the 13-0 score fully reflects their superiority.

They are certainly one of the teams the others will not wish to draw in the next round.

The same could be said of Mattersey FC who have a tradition of winning trophies in cup competitions and they defeated fellow Division One team Northern F C 5-0 in a good all round performance.

There are not many weaknesses in Mattersey’s team and they will hope for a favourable draw in the quarter-finals.

Owston Ferry Sports Club who have made a decent start to the season in Division Three,had by far their toughest test of the season when table topping Rose and Crown, who have not lost a game this season, were the visitors.

Despite never giving in the home team were defeated 9- 3.

The game was certainly entertaining from an attacking point of view and despite the score Owston Ferry certainly gave a decent account of themselves.

Walkeringham FC played host to Maltings Meercats who sit third, and it took Maltings quite a while to get on top in the game before they ran out 3-1 winners, but again Walkeringham can be proud of their efforts.

There was a clash of shirt colours at Ropery Inn when MUFC were the visitors.

This was eventually sorted out and as expected the Harworth Club were far too strong for the home team winning 10-1.

The Morton FC versus Kings Arms Clarborough game did not take place after Kings Arms Clarborough were suspended by Nottinghamshire FA for non payment of insurance monies.

In Division One the shock result of the day was Elkesley F C’s 4-1 defeat of Blues Club O 35s.

This was far and away Elkesley’s best result of the season and could be a big boost to their confidence for the rest of the season.

Liberal Club held on to defeat Kings Arms Haxey 3-2 despite finishing with nine men as ill discipline could so easily have cost them dearly.

In the coming weeks with players facing suspension they may live to regret their actions.

In Division Two BFC Clumber enhanced their title credentials with a resounding 7-0 defeat of Retford neighbours Hallcroft FC.

With six wins from seven games BFC Clumber are certainly one of the teams the others will have to defeat if they wish to claim the title.

Hallcroft never really got to grips with this game and BFC Clumber on this form are a very good team in this division.

Notts Diagonals will be disappointed at dropping points at home to East Markham where a 2-2 score gave both teams a point.

East Markham do not seem able at present to turn close games into wins but they can be proud of their efforts in this game, and Notts Diagonals will have to become far more ruthless in front of goal if they wish to be in the mix for honours in the division.

In Division Three there are new leaders after Horse & Jockey defeated a resilient Leverton United Reserves 5-3 in a real end-to-end game.

With seven wins and a draw from eight games Horse and Jockey have a two-point lead in the table.

LRG Yates defeated Stanwood Engineering 4-1.