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West End hit back to upset Leisure in cup

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: October 25, 2012

Battle in the mist: Oliver Furness (right) tries to get to the ball for Welton SSC against Ivy Tavern

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Division Four side West End pulled off the shock of the first round of the Jock Mitchell Trophy when they came from behind to beat Birchwood Leisure 3-1.

The competition is open to teams in the bottom three Divisions of the Sills and Betteridge Lincoln Sunday League.

West End were trailing to Birchwood after Craig Sinclair found the net.

However, a brace from Calum English and one for Michael Oxley put them in the hat for the next round.

Evolution were the final side to overcome higher League opposition as a Jonathan Edwards hat-trick helped his side get past Royal Oak Washingborough 5-2, with Bruce Ronald and Chris Brown getting the others.

Another of the favourites, AFC Golden Eagle, were 6-3 winners against Red Lion Dunston.

Andy Harris hit two, David Lake headed in two goals while Kal Omelia and Leigh Mackay also found the target.

FCW Burtons came from two goals down to put five past Lord Ted with an Andy Mann hat-trick doing the damage, plus one each for Harry Tinson and Kev McClue.

FC Vodaphone edged past Welton FC 2-1 to reach the next round and Poachers (Lincoln) narrowly beat Trent Valley 1-0.

In the Premier Division, the match of the day saw Ivy Tavern go top of the league after a 4-3 victory over Welton S&SC.

Two strikes from Danny Wells and solo efforts for Terry McDougall and Jordan Taylor put the Ivy 4-1 up.

However, Scott Coupland's second of the game and Will Carter made it a tense finish.

FSC Victory were made to battle against Fox & Hounds Hykeham, but came away 2-0 winners thanks to a Gav Mackie effort and a Ben Clucas free kick.

CW Golden Eagle own the High Street bragging rights after thumping Shakespeare Athletic 9-1.

Three goals from James Dickinson, aided by two from Ben Russell and Liam Bradley, plus one each for Shaun Foster and the returning Gaz Marsland, gave the Eagle the highest tally of the day.

A brace for Martin Langtry and Ben Good helped Gatehouse to a 6-2 win over Hykeham Athletic with a wonder goal from Marc Habershon and another from Matt Waite completing the scoring.

Alex Munn netted the only goal of the match as Welton Sports triumphed against Scothern 1-0.

Anglers FC inflicted the first defeat of the season on Division One leaders Newton United in the east of Lincoln derby.

Coming from a goal down, an own goal plus efforts from Michael Ward and Danny Barrett secured the points and kept up Anglers' 100 per cent record.

Ben Garrick and Dale Firth both hit the target in AFC Red Lion's 2-0 win at bottom of the table St Helens.

Wragby and Crows Athletic played out an incredible 7-4 scoreline with Wragby's Dan Height and Steve Goy getting a brace each and one apiece for Dean Hilreiner, Scott lowman and Drew Marshall.

Another eye-catching result was the 5-5 draw between Bassingham and Ruston Sports. Dynamo Varsity also netted five times in their 5-2 victory over Hykeham Memorial.

Ashley Stephenson added two to his season's total with Andy Creasey, Derek Wyld andSam Joyce also getting on the scoresheet.

Hykeham Plough head Division Two after their fifth straight win, 6-1 against The Turks Head. Hykeham Tigers will be disappointed to have dropped points against the ever-improving Green Barrel Athletic in a 2-2 draw.

Woodhall Spa returned to winning ways in convincing style beating FVA Jerusalem Reserves 6-0. A hat-trick from Tony Edwards, a pair from Paul Clarke and Jason Cook's seventh of the season helping Woodhall to the win.

Andrew Maltby and Rhett Smith put AFC Rustons 2-0 up, but they failed to hold onto their lead, finishing their game at Saxilby Athletic 2-2.

In Division Five, Potterhanworth stretched their lead at the top to five points as Carl Houlden's four goals and one from Andrew Hoad gave them a 5-1 victory at The Shed.

Ferryboat dedicated their 4-1 win over Newtoft Social to Karen Durose, mother of player Joseph Graham, who sadly passed away last week.

Chris Parrott found the net twice along with Sean Elliott and Charlie Stapleton to make the sombre occasion a little lighter.

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