FOOTBALL: Win takes Horncastle Town Reserves to top of the table

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WJ Harrison Printers Lincoln Football League

It was a day of goals in round one of the David Cooper Cup competition, as 19 were scored in the two ties played on Saturday. There were also two games played in the league which produced new leaders and further movement in the table.

In the league, Horncastle Town Reserves were looking to go top of the table, as they visited Ruston Sports Reserves. Horncastle had won four of their last five games including beating Rustons in a cup tie in their last game. Rustons on the other hand had won one of their last three.

Man of the match, without doubt was Rob Morey who hit a hat-trick as Horncastle won 3-1. For Morey it was his sixth goal in the last three games. Liam Bradley netted for Rustons.

Victory took Horncaastle one point clear at the head of the table although they have played one game more than the second and third placed sides.

Also in league action were Fulbeck United who hosted Retford Town. With goals from Chris Bates and Callum Clay, Fulbeck won 2-0 a victory which lifted them to fourth in the table.

The day’s top scorers were AFC Crown and Arrows who thrashed Railway Inn in their David Cooper tie. Crown and Arrows were without a win since September, six games ago, and in a previous meeting against opponents Railway Inn, they had shared a 1-1 draw.

That drawn game was the only point Railway had collected so far this season and in this week’s game they were totally outplayed as the Lincoln side ran out 10-1 winners. Just four players scored for the home side with Liam Bentley getting half of them, along with two apiece from Danny and Aaron Bee, and one from Jordan Gregory. Tom Holmes scored Railway’s goal.

In the second tie, Cherry Willingham visited Saxilby Athletic who had yet to win a game this season. Cherry had scored 10 goals in their last two games and made it 17 in three with a 7-1 win. Jake Mann became the league’s top scorer with three, taking him to 13 for the season, along with three from Brendan Foster-Matthieson and one from Luke Nowell.