Sunday League sides already failing to fulfil fixtures in Gainsborough

MIDLANDS Regional Alliance round-up.
MIDLANDS Regional Alliance round-up.
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With 14 matches in the first round of the Trinity Trophy competition the Gainsborough Sunday League programme was on hold this week.

But sadly even at this early stage of the season two ties did not took place as two of the teams were unable to raise a side, a worrying sign.

Several of the games finished with very one sided scorelines.

Kings Arms Reserves and Ropery Inn were unable to fulfil their fixtures against Mattersey FC and Misterton United respectively giving both a walk over win.

The biggest score came at Walkeringham where the hosts overwhelmed visitors Ping FC by 18-1.

Kings Arms scored 11 goals with only one in reply from Leverton United.

Rose & Crown, who have started the season in very good form, were always unlikely to be troubled by Morton FC but might have expected a tougher game than the 10-1 score obviously gave them.

Smiffys United beat Hallcroft FC 9-1, and perhaps the most surprising result was Stanwood Engineering winning by 6-1 at Olde Sun Inn at Retford.

Stanwood have been proverbial strugglers in recent years but have certainly made a very good start to the 2015/16 season and fully deserved their victory.

FC Elm had a comfortable enough win at home to Leverton United Reserves but Leverton certainly made their more illustrious opponents work hard for this expected victory.

Rose & Crown Reserves made it a good day for the club with a 5-2 win at home to East Markham, with a very good squad of players Rose & Crown Reserves look sure to have a very good season in all competitions.

The all Retford tie between Bridon AFC and BFC Clumber at the Retford Oaks School was an hard fought cup tie that went the way of BFC Clumber by 3-1 but Bridon certainly gave their higher Division opponents a very good game.

Albertos, who have started their first season in the League in good form travelled to Owston Ferry Sports Club in confident mood but a battling performance by the home team gave them a 3- win somewhat unexpectedly but never the less well deserved.

Horse & Jockey won a seven goal thriller against Tuxford Working Men’s club by 4-3 a result that could have gone either way as both teams showed great commitment and no little skill in an excellent cup-tie.

Friendship FC brought all their experience to bear to defeat a disappointing MUSC who have not really got going this season, the 5-2 win was fully merited.

Ropery Rangers and Crooked Billet had an all Gainsborough tie on the Levelings that Crooked Billet won 6-0.

It is back to the League programme this coming Sunday and hopefully players will show more commitment to the hard working club officials who deserve better.