Gainsborough Sunday League: White Horse already cantering

In Gainsborough Sunday League Division One, White Horse showed themselves to be a team to reckon with, with a 6-1 win at Elkesley FC.

They have two wins from two games and a squad of players to challenge for honours on all fronts this season.

Blues Club Over 35s have made the transition from Division Two to the top flight look relatively straight forward and having strengthened their squad will give most teams in the league a very good game.

Sunday’s 2-0 win at an improved Kings Arms sees Blues Club with seven points from three games.

Leverton United felt somewhat unlucky to lose 3-2 at home to last season’s champions MUSC who had to work very hard to make it twowins from two games.

Liberal Branch who were also promoted this season opened their account with a hard fought 2-0 defeat of Northern FC who, despite a better showing this week, were unable to register their first point of the season.

Notts Diagonals have made a very good start to life in Division Two and seven points from three games is no more than they deserve.

Sunday’s 5-1 home win against Hallcroft FC was their best display of the season and on this form they will be one of the teams to beat in this very competitive Division.

Maltings Meercats look to have a much improved squad this season and a very hard fought 1-0 win over new boys Clarborough FC made it two from two for the Gainsborough team.

Morton FC, another promoted team, have played three games and are as yet undefeated although they had to settle for a single point from their game against Bridon AFC which finished 3-3, a result both teams worked so hard to achieve.

Olde Sun and East Markham could not be separated after a 2-2 draw that was a fair result for both teams.

Tuxford Working Men’s Club made it a miserable start to the season for Misterton United who are as yet without a point.

The 2-1 win for Tuxford was as close as the score suggests and both will feel they had enough chances to win.

In Division Three it is Owston Ferry Sports Club who lead the way after three wins from three games gave them a five point lead .

Stanwood Engineering made the leaders work hard and it took three second half goals to give Owston Ferry a 3-0 victory.

Walkeringham FC and Leverton United Reserves had an end to end encounter which the latter edged 4-3.

Ship Inn Morton beat Retford side LRG Yates 3-1.

Barnby Moor and Smiffys United served up an entertaining eight-goal feast at Cannon Park.

It was Smiffys United who emerged with the spoils after a 5-3 victory.

Ropery Inn and Black Horse could not be separated after a 3-3 draw.

The two teams in the Notts County Junior Cup, B R S A and Mattersey FC, both showed how strong the teams in the top Gainsborough division are with emphatic victories.

BRSA scored eight without reply at home to Rose and Crown Balderton, and Mattersey FC, who won one of the County Cups last season, also scored eight in their 8-3 win against Newark Floserve.