White Horse in gr-eight display against current league champs

Sunday League football, White Horse (black and blue strip) v MUSC
Sunday League football, White Horse (black and blue strip) v MUSC

The first ‘big game’ between two title hopefuls in Gainsborough Division One saw a real statement of intent from last season’s runners-up White Horse.

They thumped current champions MUFC 8-0, and the scoreline by no means flattered them after a dominant display.

Liberal Branch and Leverton United scored a goal each and claimed a point each from what a very even contest.

In Division Two it is still Notts Diagonals who are setting the early pace and a very hard fought 3-2 win at Hallcroft F C sees the leaders on 13 points from five games.

Having won Division Three last season the young Diagonals are showing their title aspirations once again.

Olde Sun from Retford are showing excellent early season form in this division and a 5-0 home win against Maltings Meercats, who have a decent squad, keeps the Olde Sun unbeaten.

Rose and Crown, who have struggled for the last two seasons in the top flight, have dropped into Division Two, and with a strengthening of their squad have the look of a team who might challenge for honours.

A 4-2 win at Misterton United makes it two wins from two games for Rose and Crown.

For Misterton this was a fourth straight defeat.

Clarborough and Morton FC had a real end to end game on Tiln Lane that finished 3-3 with both teams giving their all for the victory, but both were deserving of the point they gained.

This was Morton FC’s third draw in four games but they do remain unbeaten thus far this season.

Near neighbours East Markham and Tuxford Working Men’s Club could not be separated after a 2-2 draw to leave local bragging rights up in the air.

Again this was a point both clubs worked hard for and deserved.

In Division Three Owston Ferry Sports Club made it fourwins from four games but not without a number of scares before they just edged out Ship Inn Morton 2-1.

Kings Arms Reserves defeated a disappointed Walkeringham F C 5-1 and Horse and jockey showed they have real title hopes after over running a Smiffys FC team 9-1.

Leverton United Reserves have made a decent start to their 1st season in the League and after losing their first game they have now won two in a row, the latest at home to a gallant Ropery Inn by 5-3.

Black Horse had too much attacking prowess for LRG Yates winning by 5-1 to get their season up and running.

Barnby Moor gained their first point of the season when they fought out a 3-3 draw at home to Stanwood Engineering, both teams being worthy of the point gained.

In the Nottinghamshire County Sunday Minor Cup both Retford teams BFC Clumber and Bridon AFC progressed to round two although in very differing circumstances.

Bridon did not even have to play as their opponents from Mansfield Fox and Crown were unable to raise a team.

BFC Clumber had a 2-0 win at Old Magnusians without really having to play anywhere near their best, but they were worthy winners in the end.