SUNDAY COMBINATION ROUND-UP: Dowling double keeps Barn in control at the top

SLIDING IN - action from Monks Park WMC Reserves against JWC Athletic (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

SLIDING IN - action from Monks Park WMC Reserves against JWC Athletic (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Standens Barn opened the gap at the top of the premier division to seven points with a 5-2 win over The Sunnyside.

Steve Swann, Johnny Dowling (2), Chris Davies and Charlie Wixon netted for the league leaders, Ryan Charles-Comery twice hitting back for Sunnyside.

James King Blisworth have moved above St Margaret’s on goal difference as they got the better of Monks Park WMC in a 3-1 win.

Robert Spatcher scored for Park, with Blisworth’s efforts coming from Andy Seaton (2) and Rossi Arundell.

St Margaret’s were held to a 1-1 draw with Blakesley. Gokhan Ulker scored for Maggies, Sammy Reeve doing likewise for the visitors.

Liam Chamberlain and Dean Lukeman scored for Dynamo as they scrapped out a 2-2 draw with AC Squirrels.

Andy Smith and Bobby Lake ensured Squirrels a share of the spoils.

Division One

AFC Houghton Magna’s league run has come to an end after a 3-1 defeat to Midshire Electrical.

Dixie Garrett, Ross Skidmore and Jess Roberts did the damage for Midshire.

Division Two

Duston & Diamonds opened up a five-point lead at the top as they beat Devonshire Club 2-1.

Scott Chilton and Nathan Warner were the men on target for the table-toppers, Joe Hanley getting one back for Devonshire Club.

Thorplands Club 81 Reserves suffered an 8-0 thumping at the hands of Spartak, while AC Squirrels Reserves secured their first win of the season with a 3-1 success over St Margaret’s A.

Jake Bradshaw, Pete Walters and James Durnin gave Squirrels a much-needed three points.

Division Three

top dogs Crown & Cushion recorded their seventh league win, beating Billing United 5-2.

Crown goals came from Grant Murphy (2), Luke Abrahart, Oliver Clarke and James Russell.

FC Locomotiv Moulton pipped Nene in a seven-goal thriller thanks to goals from Mitch Austin, Kyle Daniels, Chris Fury and Luke Wilson, while Wootton Fields piled the misery on Brafield United with a 5-1.

Jack Wright, Callum Beech (2), Matt Hall and Olly Judge netted for Fields, with Andy Houlden replyinh.

Manfield Rangers Reserves come unstuck away from home when meeting Zedi Utd losing by 2-0.

Don Harris, and Tim Aird who lifted their side up one place and Nene FC move to second from bottom.

Division Four

Butcher Loco started their Christmas party early with a 7-2 win over AFC Pioneers.

There were a couple of goals for Tom Parker fpr Pioneer, with Martin Stones (2), Jamie Wright (3), Chris Curry and Jonnie Dee doing the businss for Loco.

FC Ryan Munich only two points behind and keep it tight at the top thanks to a 1-0 win at FC Gallery, Donavon Reeve the match winner.

The Workhouse FC were 5-2 winners over Royals Reserves. Dave Mold and Joel Weston netted for Royals, while Mathew Pheely hit a hat-trick and Joe Mennell and Anthony Smith singles for Workhouse.

The bottom of the table clash between Obelisk and Standens Maestro proved to be a one-sided affair, with Obelisk racing away to an 8-0 win.

Goals were scored by Dan Davies (2), Ash Draper, Liam Dobbs, Henry Hall, Sean Walsh and Carl White.

Division Five

South Northants buried Hartwell Forest 5-0.

Martin Blackwell led the way with a hat-trick with Rolla Norton and Matt Boyce helping out with singles.

Spring Park were battered 10-0 by The District who scored through Wayne Riley (4), Daniel Rednall (3), Ryan Wilson, Craig Miller and Daniel Bazeley.

Thorplands Club 81 A faced a mid-table clash with Northampton Hotspurs and won 2-1 thanks to goals from Lee Coles and Richard Dunkley, Dave Williams responding.

Victoria Park Rangers Reserves went down 2-1 to and FC Gallery Reserves. Rob Allen netted for Gallery with Park winning it through Dave Everson and Sean Fallen .

Abington Stanley welcomed another three points as a hat-trick for Tomasz Swiergul and singles for Richard Corless and Iain Holland-Hay saw them to a 5-1 win over Sixfields Rangers, who scored through Tom Owen.

MDH Teamwear Cup

FC Polish Champions secured an impressive 4-0 win over AFC Crown.

Tomasz Semik scored twice for Champions, while there were singles for Krzysztof Maziarz and Damian Polacarz.

Fox & Hounds disposed of AFC Trinity in style, Joe Gartland, Jacob Gartland and Andy Spokes all netting in a 3-0 win.

Harpole also triumphed by the same scoreline at the expense of Obelisk. Josh Winters (2) and Shaun Markie got the goals.

NTFA Chronicle & Echo Cup

Three games in the Chronicle & Echo Cup featured Combination sides, with two of three progressing to the next round.

Andrew Dawkins (2) and Anthony Orji struck for Victoria Park Rangers as they saw off Conference side Kingsthorpe 3-0.

Roade were also 3-0 winners, seeing off FC County thanks to strikes from Daniel Spick, Craig Smith and Paul Carroll.

It wasn’t such good news for Obelisk United, who went out to Towcester side The Peacock.

Staples are out of the Araglen Cup after going down 3-0 to The Sunnyside Reserves, Stuart Schofield (2) and Scott Griffiths getting the goals.

Windmill Warriors took no prisoners when they battered Vesta FC.

Tom Strange hit a hat-trick for Vesta, but Warriors were too good on the day as goals from Mark Pittam (3), Russell Aitkin (2), Kris Desmond, Ross James, Neil Dolman and Mark Pinches saw them to a 9-3 win.

Araglen Cup

Staples knockout Sunnyside Reserves 3-0 thanks to strikes from Stuart Schofield (2) and Scott Griffiths.

Windmill Warriors take no prisoners when they battered Vesta FC 9-3, but it was a good match for Tom Strange of Vesta who hit a hat-trick.

Warriors won it through efforts from Mark Pittam (3), Russell Aitkin (2), Kris Desmond, Ross James, Neil Dolman and Mark Pinches.

NFA Sunday Trophy

MDS Rangers failed to progress any further in the competition after it went to the dreaded penalty shootout against Kettering side K-Duck Town.

It was end to stuff as the sides drew 5-5 after 90 minutes and 6-6 after 120!

The Kettering side held their nerve to win 4-2 on penalties.

Rangers’ scorers were Joe Burton (2), Stuart Reid (2), Adam Bazley and Gary Stohaer.

NFA Sunday Vase

Golden Horse travelled to Kettering United with a weakened side and lost 3-1 despite a goal from Scott Liebscher.




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