Five star White Horse too strong for second placed BRSA outfit

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There was no question as to what the game of the day was in Division One of the Gainsborough and District Sunday League last weekend.

The unbeaten leaders White Horse played host to second placed BRSA in a game that had a big bearing on how the 2014/15 season will finish.

It was White Horse who had the better of the first half and going in 2-0 ahead they clearly held the upper hand.

A big start to the second half by BRSA sadly, from their point of view, did not produce the goals their play probably deserved.

And a strong finish by a confident White Horse sealed a 5-0 win to further strengthen their place at the head of the table, and they are now in the driving seat for the title. In Division Two the game between the leaders Rose and Crown and second placed Notts Diagonals was called off by Notts Diagonals, who had injuries and players missing.

From their point of view this just hands the points to a Rose and Crown team that now only needs four wins from eight games to take the Division Two title.

BFC Clumber returned to winning ways after a lean spell of late with a confident 5-2 defeat of Morton FC.

It was a good attacking game that Morton played a full part in, before BFC Clumber asserted their authority to claim the victory.

A really good game between Hallcroft FC and Maltings Meercats produced seven goals, with the visitors just claiming the points after a game both certainly deserved something from.

But Maltings continue with their recent good run of form.

East Markham had their best win for some time when a dominant performance away to Misterton United saw them clinch a 5-1 victory to greatly improve their league position.

Clarborough FC and Olde Sun shared six goals in a real end to end game.

Both teams gave their all in the quest for the win but the point each they gained was a just reward for the players involved.

Something of a rarity in local football occurred when Bridon AFC met Tuxford Working Men’s Club.

Neither could manage a goal in a game largely dominated by defences.

In Division Three the two leaders were without a game so the chasing pack had the chance to narrow the gap.

Horse and Jockey certainly grabbed at the chance and a resounding 11-0 defeat of Ropery Inn leaves Horse and Jockey six points behind but with two games in hand and they are a real threat to everyone in this division.

Another team in great form at present is Smiffys FC and this weekend they overwhelmed Stanwood Engineering 7-1.

There is just four points separating five teams now in this division.

Leverton United Reserves are probably the outsiders of the five but Sunday’s 5-1 win at home to Ship Inn Morton does keep them just in contention.

After recent defeats this was a relief win for Leverton United Reserves.

Owston Ferry Sports Club and Walkeringham FC could not be separated after a 1-1 draw both worked hard to achieve.

L R G Yates just claimed all three points away to Barnby Moor F C after the narrowest of 2-1 victories.

The delayed Sporting Club Cup second round game between Mattersey F C and Leverton United went more or less to form, with the Mattersey side winning through to the next round by a 5-2 scoreline.

But Leverton certainly did not make it easy for a Mattersey F C team that has a superb record in cup competitions, and they may yet prove to be a threat in Division One to title favourites White Horse.

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