The Gainsborough Sunday League will have at least two representatives in the semi-finals of the Notts Minor Cup after wins for Mattersey F C and King and Miller.
There could be a third as well, with Leverton United having to replay their tie.
Mattersey, who have a very good record in County Cup football, battled hard for their 3-2 victory against Crusaders and while they were never at their best they showed great spirit to deservedly reach the semis.
The league was guaranteed at least one team in the semi-finals, with Notts Diagonals and King and Miller meeting at Rampton, and in the event it was the more experienced King and Miller who won through after a 4-1 victory.
Notts Diagonals are having a very good first season in senior football but King and Miller were much the better side on the day.
In the Trinity Trophy games FS Clumber had far too much know how and ability for a gallant Morton F C team who despite the 6-0 score can be proud of how they competed with a team with more experience and ability.
Liberal Branch continued their excellent form with a hard earned 4-2 win at Gate Inn Sutton in a very good and competitive cup tie.
Horse and Jockey just edged out a LRG Yates team that gave everything and were somewhat unlucky to lose 3-2, but Horse and Jockey in their first season stuck to the task and just about deserved their win.
In the league the only game in Division One produced a very surprising result with Northern FC defeating last season’s champions Real Canutes 3-0 and in no way could the win be described as lucky, and it was by some distance Northern FC’s best result of the season.
In Division Two Real Canutes O30s got their season back on track with a very hard earned 3-1 win over Misterton United, and while the game was a very even contest, Real Canutes took their chances to fully earn the three points.
Olde Sun FC and Maltings Meercats could not be separated after a 3-3 draw with both teams deserving their point.
BFC Clumber have been on something of a charge in recent weeks and a very good performance at Tuxford Working Men’s Club gave them a 7-1.
They are certainly the in form team in this division at present.
In Division Three therewas a quite remarkable game at Owston Ferry where Stanwood Engineering surprised their much higher placed hosts by winning by 6-5 in a game where attacking football very much overshadowed the defensive side of the game.
This is by far Stanwood’s best season for some years and the people running the club deserve every praise.
Ship Inn Morton continued their rise up the table after a 6-2 win over fellow Gainsborough team Ropery Rangers.
Ship Inn have several players who could be described as veterans of the game but they certainly have more than enough know how to defeat much younger opponents.
Ingleby Arms came out on top in an eight goal game at Sherwood Grove winning by 5-3, again attacks dominated defences, and there might have been even more goals.
The League very much needs more referees and if any one would like to become involved in local football as a referee please contact Stephen Lilley 01427 728618 for full details.