FOOTBALL: Lincoln League trophy quarter-final spots decided

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A place in the quarter-final of the Jock Mitchell Memorial Trophy was the prize on offer to the teams contesting the Lincoln Sunday League cup competition.

Leading the way with a comprehensive scoreline were Bardney FC who smashed seven without reply away at Queen in the West FC. Horncastle Town hit the goal trail at home to Shakespeare BBH, coming through 6-3 winners.

Wragby FC defeated The Anchor FC 4-0, Greenbank FC continued their impeccable cup form by winning 4-1 at home to Lincoln High Street FC, and Turks Head knocked out North Lindum Hawks 4-2 in a game that looked tricky for them on paper.

Sleaford Seahawks travelled to AFC West End and returned with their name in the next round thanks to a 4-2 success. Red Lion Dunston progressed by way of a 2-0 home victory over Saxilby Sports FC and the final tie saw Ingleby Arms FC (Marton) edge past visitors Hykeham Tigers 2-1 at Sturton.

The draw for the next round of the competition will take place on Monday, December 7.

It was business as usual in the Premier Division for both SFC Victory and Ivy Tavern. Victory came out 4-3 winners away at Newton United, despite trailing 2-1 at the break. The Ivy defeated CW Golden Eagle 3-0 at Yarborough, and Travellers Rest had a slender 1-0 victory at home to Welton Sports AFC. The remaining game at Ruston Marconi saw the division leaders before today’s games, Ruston United, play their derby game against Ruston Sports but the result is unknown.

In Division One, the game of the day featured the top two teams, both of whom were undefeated so far this season in the league. To add a bit more spice, it was the Birchwood derby so bragging rights in this one were all important. It was the visitors New Swan FC who did just that, defeating The Barrel FC 2-1.

Third placed Hospital S&S Club had the opportunity to go second in the league if they could win at AFC Plough, but drew 5-5. Trent Valley won 4-2 away at FVA Jerusalem whilst the points were shared in Horncastle where AFC Harpars and Saxilby Athletic scored two apiece.

In Division Two, the highest scorers were Waddington United who defeated Lincoln RNA 6-3, St Helens won 5-2 at home to Newton United Reserves, Plough Sturton had an excellent 2-1 win away at Hykeham Memorial, and Fox and Hounds enjoyed a 3-0 win away at Railway Inn. The remaining game was a 1-1 draw between Welton FC and Crows Athletic.

Division Three saw two games played with both ending 6-1 to the respective away teams. Witham FC won at All Clear Window Cleaning and Woodhall Spa United triumphed at Nettleham FC.

There were just two games played in Division Four. Shakespeare Athletic recorded an emphatic 7-0 win at home to The Shed FC, whilst the points were shared in the other game between Newtoft Terriers and Birchwood United in an entertaining 3-3 draw.