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County champions clash and the Blue Stripe Derby sees a clear winner in the United Counties League Easter Monday Double header in Nottinghamshire





Beautiful weather greeted groundhoppers in Nottinghamshire as the United Counties League Easter Monday double header event took place earlier today (Monday, April 1).

A crowd of 293 gathered at Station Road Collingham for the first match of the day which saw a 12.30pm kick-off in the step five Premier Division North fixture.

Current Lincolnshire County Cup champion’s Lincoln United made the journey to play Newark and Sherwood United who were the county cup champions of Nottinghamshire last season.

Lincoln United travelled to play The Highwaymen just two days after a tough trip on the bus to Romford.
Lincoln United travelled to play The Highwaymen just two days after a tough trip on the bus to Romford.

Fresh off a 2-2 FA Vase semi-final match on Saturday, the Whites decided to rest several of their players against the hosts.

The Newark Highwaymen were too strong for Lincoln United who rested several players.
The Newark Highwaymen were too strong for Lincoln United who rested several players.

The Highwaymen took full advantage of the opportunity and took the full three points with a 4-0 victory.

Punters then travelled to Brinkley in Southwell for The Blue Stripe Derby, a match between Jonny Upton’s Southwell City Zebras and Newark Town Blues which kicked off at 4pm.

The match saw Luke Parsons men win by a commanding 3-0 score line.

It was a beautiful day for spectators to watch football.
It was a beautiful day for spectators to watch football.

The step six,Division One fixture saw another good sized crowd turn up to watch the fixture which saw Newark Town continue to push for play-off contention.

Southwell City were beaten 3-0 in The Blue Stripe Derby.
Southwell City were beaten 3-0 in The Blue Stripe Derby.

The day was organised by the league to offer two games of competitive football at a discounted price for fans.

Full match reports will be published by the Newark Advertiser within the next several days.



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