Cup final glory for Smiffys and White Horse on the Northolme

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The Gainsborough and District Football League was dominated by cup finals this past week with the Junior Trophy Final on Tuesday Night and the Trinity Trophy Final on Friday.

Both were played on the

Northolme and the league’s thanks go to Gainsborough Trinity and The Blues Club for the use of their excellent facilities.

A really good crowd ws in attendance on Tuesday night for Kings ArmsReserves versus Smiffys United and they were treated to a good game that became the Leigh Hutchinson show, after his four goals settled the game in Smiffys United favour.

The 4-0 scoreline does not reflect the game but on the night Smiffys United were good value for their Trophy win, while Kings Arms Reserves can be proud of their part in an enjoyable final.

The Trinity Trophy final brought together the treble Trophy chasing White Horse and BRSA who have chased White Horse hard all season long in the league.

A highly competitive game was won 3-0 by White Horse and while congratulations go to White Horse, no one could deny the part played by BRSA in another very good final.

Sunday saw the challenge for the Division One title continue with nothing being settled and it is almost certain to go into the last weekend of the season.

White Horse after last week’s reverse returned to form with a convincing 6-1 win against fellow Gainsborough team Blues Club Over 35s.

They will now be hoping to add the Sporting Club Cup and the League title to their silverware in the coming week.

Mattersey FC will have other ideas and if they defeat Blues Club in the week it will set up a winner takes all contest on Sunday when they play host to White Horse.

Mattersey F C were far too good for a Northern FC team that tried hard but went down to a 5-0 defeat.

Liberal Branch had a very good morning at Leverton United, winning 7-1 to seal fourth place in the table, giving them their best win for some time.

In Division Two the champions Rose & Crown again picked up points without playing after Hallcroft FC defaulted a very disappointing outcome.

Hallcroft FC are in Tuesday night’s cup final and will certainly be at full strength for this game.

Notts Diagonals finished their league programme with a hard fought 2-0 win over Olde Sun FC to warm up for their part in the Annie Lawson Cup Final.

The young men from Retford may yet finish as runners up but BFC Clumber can overtake them with two wins this week.

East Markham had a very good day at home to Maltings Meercats winning 6-2, a result that would have been unlikely a few weeks ago, but Maltings have fallen away recently.

Tuxford Working Men’s Club were too good for a Bridon AFC team that never really came to grips with a Tuxford team that was full value for the 4-1 win.

The Division Three title is still very much up for grabs after Horse & Jockey edged out a Black Horse team that has just come up short in recent weeks.

The 2-1 win sees Horse & Jockey go top of the table and Sunday’s game against Smiffys United will now have great significance.

There are issues that have come to light that might affect the third team in the race, Kings Arms Reserves and these issues will be sorted out by the Management Committee. Walkeringham FC finished in style with a 4-1 home win against a sporting L R G Yates team who made a game of a good quality game for this division.

Ropery Inn edged out Sip Inn Morton 2-1 in a game both could have won but it was Ropery who took all three points.