SUNDAY COMBINATION: Wanderers given scare by Spartak, but edge to victory

GETTING STUCK IN - action from White Elephant's win over Abington Stanley (Picture: Dave Ikin)

GETTING STUCK IN - action from White Elephant's win over Abington Stanley (Picture: Dave Ikin)

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Kingsthorpe Wanderers maintained their unbeaten start and title challenge in the premier division, but they were pushed all the way by winless Spartak FC.

Wanderers moved to within four points of leaders Standens Barn with a game in hand with the narrow 3-2 victory which was sealed by goals from Jonathan Shakespeare, Lee McConnell and Fabian Brown.

Rock-bottom Sparkak, who have now lost six out of six, replied through Will Briscoe and Kevin Bull.

AFC Dee claimed only their second win of the season as they saw off Golden Horse 3-1 thanks to strikes from Dthaniel Weston (2) and Adam Russell, James Dean getting one back for Horse.

Dynamo scored through Dave Barrick but were held to a 1-1 draw by Midshire Electrical (Josh Saunders).

In division one, Red Lion Kislingbury made it six wins out of six as they won 4-2 at Far Cotton Loco.

Dan Healey (2), Joe Hanley and Aaron Chilton won it for Kisl, with Loco responding through Chris Cully and James Morgan.

Second-placed Deers Leap beat third-placed Roade (Ben Carterm Ryan Wade) 3-2 with Kieran Rolfe, Danny Brown and Joe Jessop on the mark, while Wootton Fields Wanderers and bottom-of-the-table Billing United shared six goals.

Fields’ scorers were Chris Morley, Jack Wright and Ryan Moloney, with Liam Fox (2) and Anthony Payne levelling it up.

MDS Rangers hit the goal trail in the NTFA Chronicle & Echo Cup as they hammered Sixfields Rangers 9-0.

Adam Bazeley led the way with a hat-trick, there was a double for Damien Keenan and singles for Stephen Grimley, Joe Burton, Troy Foeames and Lloy Hunter.

AFC Pioneers also progressed with a comfortable 4-1 win at Grange Park Rangers (Aaron Frisby).

Hitting the net for Pioneers were Chris Hales (2), Tom Brockbank and Chris Watkins.

Darren Burnett rattled in a hat-trick as Thorplands Club 81 Reserves eased into the next round of the NFA Sunday Shield with a 6-2 win over Pitsford Rangers Reserves. Also on target were Jack Scarley (2) and Kyle Francis.

Chris Agnew also hit a hat-trick as Far Cotton Loco thumped Monks Park WMC Reserves 8-0. Sam Anderson scored twice, and others came from Martin Stones, Duane Morgan and Mark Musc.

White Elephant (Daniel Haubenschmid, Matthew Hill, Robert Osicki, Lukas Sidlousky 2, OG) progressed with a 6-3 win at Abington Stanley, whgile also into the hat for the next round are Deers Leap Reserves.

They secured a 1-0 win at Peterborough Athletic with Josh Healey the match winner.

On the wrong end of defeats were Spartak Reserves, who lost 7-3 to Dallington Falcons, Brafield United (4-1 v Bretton North End), Welland Valley (5-3 v Kettering Park Avenue) and Royals Reserves (61 v Kingsley Park WMC).