Brixworth All Saints will feel their NFA Junior Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Cogenhoe United Reserves was a huge opprtunity squandered.
The Combination Premier Division side went out 4-1 after extra-time, but they will be rueing a host of missed chances in normal time.
UCL side Cogenhoe failed to register a single shot on target from open play in the opening 90 minutes, only taking the lead from a fortuitous penalty, yet the Combination side could not capitalise.
An 87th minute goal for Brixworth restored parity and took the game into extra-time, but Brixworth were only on level terms for five minutes as Cogenhoe suddenly discovered the Midas-touch in the extra half-hour, converting every chance that fell their way.
Given too much time and space by the Brixworth defence, Cogenhoe’s diminutive forward turned and slotted home before the lead was extended by a deflected header.
Deep into the second period of extra time Cogenhoe added a fourt to record a scoreline that seriously flattered them.
Northants FA Lower Junior Cup
Old Grammarians and Ringstead Reserves both secured semi-final berths following home wins.
Ringstead overcame North Bucks side Syresham while Grammarians defeated Titchmarsh.
Wollaston could not make it three however losing to Bugbrooke Reserves.
Northants FA Area Cup
David Sheridan netted three for Redstar Reserves who were the biggest winners on the day battering Middleton Cheney 6-2.
Frank Muir netted the winner for Albion Vikings against Bugbrooke A, while Stanion Reserves overcame Peterborough Giants.
Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Premier Division
A win over Blisworth put Welford clear at the top of the Premier Division.
Zac Pugh aided their quest getting the only goal as Roade defeated second-spot holders Moulton.
Milton climbed back into contention with victory over Khalsa. Rob Turner got two, while three-goal Dan Surridge gave Harpole victory over Ringstead.
The derby spoils were shared between Weldon and Stanion in an entertaining 4-4 draw.
Pegasus picked up a much needed second successive win to move clear at the bottom.
Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Division One
Kris Hall scored twice in the Earls Barton win over Stanwick, but things could have been very different as the visitors missed three penalties in the match.
Orchard Park produced an upset in the derby tie with Ise Lodge knocking seven past their rivals.
Dan Clarke opened the scoring for Wootton in the win over Medbourne.
Everards and Burton both netted three on their way to victory.
Rothenberger Tools Division Two
Wilby recorded a massive win to boost confidence ahead of next week’s semi-final.
Four goals from Ben Wharton and two from Darren McGee put Rising Sun to the sword.
Corby Eagles netted eight of their own against Spratton. Paul Caswell got four and there was a brace for Paul Falconer.
Redstar could only draw with Daventry Comms.
Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Division Three
Ferrers moved second with a big win over Weedon. Leigh Butler and Tom Mantle both netted two.
Darren Taylor scored a brace for Drayton Grange in the win over Grange Park.
Silvio Oninca ensured FC Higham defeated Great Doddington while two goals for Sam Scarman got the win for SPA. Walgrave defeated Gleneagles.
Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Division Four Cup
Matty Garscadden netted twice to put strugglers Corby United into the final of the competition at the expense of Corby Ravens.
Borough Alliance kept alive hopes of a double defeating Higham in the delayed quarter-final. Marcus Kierle got two.
Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Division Four
Doubles for John Sturgess and Jack Spencer put Park Rovers on the road to victory against Hellenic.
Alex Willimas scored two in reply. Desborough & Rothwell defeated Kingswood.
Duston Garage (Great Wall Cars) Reserve Premier Division
Two goals from Dale Lewis sealed Blisworth’s win over Nomads.
Craig Pugh scored twice for Roade to seal a share of the points with Spencer, while Milton and Harpole both won on the road and Moulton enjoyed home success.
Duston Garage (Great Wall Cars) Reserve Division One
Orchard Park picked up a first point in two months drawing with Corby Locos.
Heyford sealed a second win in three games with a win over Wootton.
Sean Paul Devlin netted three for Medbourne who defeated Old Grammarians while Kislingbury were victorious against Earls Barton.
Duston Garage (Great Wall Cars) Reserve Division Two
Liam Danns scored three to put Wilby firmly in chare of second spot against Strip Mills.
Volta ended a run of ten games without a win defeating Hellenic away.
Lee Baldwin scored both goals for Titchmarsh against West Haddon while Spratton thumped Higham.
Duston Garage (Bosch Service) Star Award
This week’s winners are Finedon Volta Reserves who won for the first time since the opening day of the season.