Trinity Trophy quarter-finals go to current league standings

BFC Clumber (Blue & White kit) v MUSC (Red & White) played at Hardmoors, Retford.
BFC Clumber (Blue & White kit) v MUSC (Red & White) played at Hardmoors, Retford.

It was relief all round in the Gainsborough and District Sunday League last weekend, when all the scheduled games took place, alleviating some fears over a fixture pile up.

The quarter-finals of the Trinity Trophy all went to current form and divisional standings.

White Horse are unbeaten in all competitions and with next Sunday’s County Cup quarter-final to look forward to, they had a big test this week away to MUSC in Harworth.

The game also doubled up as a league fixture so an awful lot was at stake.

It proved to be a tough test for the White Horse team and they had to show all their battling qualities to win 4-2.

MUSC played as well as they have done all season and gave the high flying visitors a game they needed and the win was never certain until the final whistle.

Ten wins from 10 games and a semi-final place sets the White Horse team up for an exciting second half of the season.

BRSA, who are also unbeaten in the league thus far, had few problems in seeing off Division Three team Smiffys United.

With far too much pace and skill for a Smiffys team that battled to the end, BRSA won 8-0, and they, like White Horse, have everything to play for.

Mattersey FC, who are already through to the Nottinghamshire County Cup semi-final, were always favourites to win at Maltings Meercats and despite a hard working display from Maltings the quality of Mattersey FC won the day, 4-0.

Rose and Crown, who have a 100 per cent record in Division Two this season, showed just why they look certainties for this divisional title when they played fellow Division Two team Morton FC.

The game was largely a one sided affair with Morton unable to trouble a Rose and Crown team that looks and plays like champions.

The 12-0 scoreline set up a very exciting semi-final between four teams all on the top of their game.

Rose and Crown will play BRSA and White Horse will face Mattersey in the two semi-final match ups.

Two of the ties cancelled last week in the Annie Lawson Cup were all Retford affairs.

Hallcroft FC are a very frustrating team in that they rarely perform the same two weeks running but had one of their better days and defeated a BFC Clumber team who have had a very good season up to now.

Hallcroft were excellent value for the 3-0 win.

Bridon AFC, another inconsistent team, gave their best showing for some time when they defeated Tuxford Working Men’s Club 4-1.

The Junior Trophy tie between Ship Inn Morton and Black Horse went the way current form would have suggested, Black Horse advancing to round two after a 6-1 win.

In Division One Blues Club O35s are having a run of results they could do without and a 3-1 home defeat to Northern FC was not what they might have expected and certainly not what was required.

This second win of the season lifted Northern FC out of the relegation places and was well merited.

In Division Two Notts Diagonals showed what a good team they are with a professional 5-1 win against a Clarborough team that found the speed and the finishing of the young Notts side too hot to handle.

Olde Sun had a much needed 2-0 win at East Markham, this game was in doubt right up to the final whistle and Olde Sun were glad to hear the final whistle go.

In Division Three Kings Arms Reserves and local rivals Owston Ferry Sports Club met for the second week after last week’s cup-tie,, and once again it was Kings Arms who just edged a close contestthis time by a 3-1 scoreline.

Leverton United Reserves enhanced their position at the top against a Barnby Moor team that is conceding an awful lot of goals at present.

The 10- 1 scoreline showing how big the gap between the teams was.