Title races in top two divisions become clear after leaders win

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Going into the last full month of the 2014/15 season the title race in the top two Gainsborough and District Sunday League divisions is beginning to become very clear.

White Horse, in Division One, and Rose and Crown, in Division Two, have tightened their hold on the league titles.

The Division One leaders made it 13 wins from 13 games with a very professional 6-1 win at one of their main challengers BRSA.

The only defeat suffered all season came in the County Cup quarter-final when they were without key players and if as expected they seal the championship, few will be able to say it is anything but deserved.

This defeat effectively ends any hope BRSA have of catching the leaders and the main challenge if there is to be one will probably come from Mattersey FC.

A 2-1 win over MUSC just about keeps Mattersey in touch, but the title is very much White Horse’s to lose.

In Division Two Rose and Crown need just one more win from five games to be crowned champions after beating Olde Sun 7-0 on Sunday.

With 15 wins and two draws from 17 matches they have been the outstanding team all season and will be worthy champions.

The runner up spot is very much up for grabs with Notts Diagonals, BFC Clumber and Maltings Meercats all in with a clear chance.

Notts Diagonals, currently second, had a 5-2 win at Morton FC who have found life tough in Division Two this season having gained promotion last season.

Maltings Meercats had to work hard to maintain their challenge at home to Misterton United who gave the Maltings team quite a scare before losing 3-2.

BFC Clumber were without a game this week but also are in the mix to finish second.

Hallcroft FC, who have reached the Divisional Cup final, kept their recent good run of form going with a 5-2 win at Bridon AFC.

Division Three is where the contest for the title is at its closest with any one of four teams in with a shout of taking that title.

With all four having games against each other over the coming three to four weeks anything is possible.

Black Horse stay top after a very hard won 2-0 victory against a resilient Owston Ferry Sports Club who never made life easy for the current league leaders.

Black Horse have games against the other three main contenders so at least have their fate in their own hands.

Smiffys United are second at present a point behind Black Horse having played the same number of games, they have been the form team in the division since Christmas and have shown they are a match for any in this division.

A deserved 7-2 victory at LRG Yates was a very workmanlike performance worthy of title challengers, with a cup final to come in April the season is finishing very strongly for Smiffys United.

Kings Arms Reserves have looked strong in recent weeks and they are only a point behind the leaders with a game in hand meaning they also have their destiny in their own hands.

A 7-1 defeat of bottom of the table Barnby Moor was achieved with a minimum amount of difficulty and they will be Smiffys opponents in the final as well has a big challenger for the title.

The fourth team in the hunt are Horse & Jockey who are three points behind the leaders but have two games in hand.

Horse and Jockey killed off any chance Leverton United Reserves had of coming up on the rails with a 6-3 win that says there is still all to play for in this tightest of divisions.

Walkeringham FC moved into the top half of the table after a 4-1 win over Ship Inn Morton always in control Walkerigham were full value for the three points.