Attacking football the order of the day in local Sunday League

Action pictures from the match between Leverton United & Blues Club Over 35's.  Played at Rampton Hospital, Near Retford.'Leverton were in Yellow & Blue Kit,  Blues over 35's in Red strip.
Action pictures from the match between Leverton United & Blues Club Over 35's. Played at Rampton Hospital, Near Retford.'Leverton were in Yellow & Blue Kit, Blues over 35's in Red strip.

Attacking football was the order of the day in the Gainsborough Sunday League this weekend, when 11 games produced an incredible 74 goals.

The two first round games in the Trinity Trophy saw in-form teams from Division One take on sides from Divisions Two and Three, with expected results.

Mattersey FC have begun their season not only winning but scoring goals for fun, and Horse and Jockey were the latest to feel the full might of the village team.

The 10-0 score gives a fair indication of just how dominant Mattersey were in the encounter.

White Horse, who were runners up in the championship last season, have probably strengthened their squad this season and are clearly going to be a threat in all competitions.

Sunday saw them defeat Tuxford Working Men’s Club 7-0, although Tuxford never gave up trying to make the game a contest.

In Division One Blues Club Over 35s maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a very hard fought 3-1 win on their travels at Leverton United.

Blues Club now top the Division One table with 10 points from four games, but with others having games in hand there is a lot of competition between several teams for the title.

BRSA are certainly a team with title aspirations and Sunday’s 6-1 home win against a luckless Northern F C sees the Retford team also unbeaten at this early stage of the season.

Liberal Branch were in dominant form at home to Elkesley FC who never really got into the game against opponents who were at the top of their game and the 9-0 score fully reflects their dominance.

In Division Two the early season pacesetters Notts Diagonals came across the rejuvenated Rose and Crown, who after struggling for the last two seasons appear to have put together a much stronger squad of players this time.

Diagonals tasted defeat for the first time this season losing 5-2 in a game of outstanding attacking football.

Both these teams will almost certainly be forces to be reckoned with in this division.

BFC Clumber and Bridon AFC had a nine-goal thriller that could have gone either way, before Clumber just hung on to win 5-4 in this Retford derby.

Both teams deserve great credit for an entertaining game.

Misterton United won their first game of the season at the fifth time of asking, breaking the sequence of consecutive draws that East Markham had started their season with.

The 4-2 win was a very welcome result for Misterton United after a less than auspicious start to the season.

In Division Three going into Sunday’s game the early leaders Owston Ferry had recorded four straight wins but facing the unbeaten Black Horse they were fully aware this would be their toughest test so far, and this proved to be the case.

Black Horse gave a lesson in taking your opportunities when they arrive in no uncertain way.

The 5-0 win was fully merited and keeps the Black Horse on their unbeaten run to start the 2014/15 Sunday League campaign.

Kings Arms Reserves have full points after their opening three games.

And although their 4-1 home win against LRG Yates, was not being totally convincing, it was still good enough to keep their 100 per cent record intact.

Stanwood Engineering and Ropery Inn had a very close game that also could have gone either way before Ropery Inn edged a five-goal match 3-2.

This coming Sunday sees a number of Lincolnshire based teams playing in the County Sunday Cup and we wish all of them success.

It does somewhat reduce the local league fixtures this week however.