COMBINATION FOOTBALL: Roade and Heyford deliver Junior Cup shocks

Action from Moulton Reserves' 4-2 defeat to Weldon Reserves (Pictures: Dave Ikin)
Action from Moulton Reserves' 4-2 defeat to Weldon Reserves (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

Roade and Heyford secured shock wins over UCL Division One opposition in the NFA Junior Cup.

Roade were 2-1 winners over Bugbrooke thanks to goals from Darren Inns and Jordan Millman-Grant, while Heyford needed spot-kicks to see off Burton Park Wanderers.

The match ended 2-2, with Heyford’s goals coming from Fraser Bennett and Jordan Casey, and the Combination side then held their nerve to win the shoot-out 4-2.

Elsewhere, Earls Barton lost 6-1 to Weldon United while Harpole hammered Peterborough Parkway Eagles 8-1. Harpole’s scorers were Nik Maund (3), Dave Barrick, Alex Holmes, Dean Mills, Andrew Passmore and Dan Surridge.

Milton put up a spirited performance against UCL side Long Buckby before losing 2-1, their goal scored by Simon Howard. 

In Duston Garage Division One, Wootton St George were beaten 5-2 by leaders Corby Pegasus despite goals from Ellis Stockport and Scott Walden.

Bottom-markers Weedon put up a good fight against fourth-placed Spratton, but were beaten 4-2. Weedon’s goals were scored by Curtis Lindeman with Spratton winning it thanks to Ben Eldred, Mathew Pheely and Andy Wimpress (2).

Shaun Daly hit a hat-trick and Lewis Marriott one as Bugbrooke A won 4-3 at Corby Locomotives in Duston Garage Division Two.

Jon Byrne and Aaron Crampton (2) were the men on the mark as Spartak beat Higham Town 3-1, while Desborough & Rothwell United beat James King Blisworth Reserves 4-1, the consolation coming from Todd Jenner.

There was an eight-goal thriller as Roade Reserves drew 4-4 with Kettering Park Rovers. Roade’s scorers were Johnathan Tapp, Ali Foote and George Wingrove (2).

Will Cantrell and Rich Mosdell netted for Kislingbury in their 2-1 win over Wellingborough Aztecs, while Moulton Reserves went down 4-2 to Weldon United Reserves.

Woodford Wolves claimed their third straight win as they saw off West Haddon Albion thanks to a Charlie Pyle double.

In Duston Garage Division Three, JLB FC suffered a 5-2 defeat to Finedon Falcons despite efforts from Ben Gerner and Adam Pickersgill, while Grange Park Rangers buried Corby Strip Mills 8-1.

Harry Barnes led the way with a hat-trick, there were doubles for Steven Blackwood and Sam Lavelle, with a single for Jordan Jasmin.

Leaders Mereway stay top as strikes from Sam Cooper and Tom Murfitt (2) saw them to a 3-0 win over Wollaston Victoria Reserves.

Bugbrooke B moved into second spot in Duston Garage Division Four with an 8-1 win over Medbourne Reserves, Jonathan McNeillie scoring four, Harpole Reserves lost 3-1 to AFC Shamrock Reserves and Drayton Grange Reserves thumped Corby United Reserves 7-0, Michael Fielding hitting a hat-trick.

Alasdair Duncan hit a treble as Brixworth Reserves thrashed Stanion United Reserves 9-2.

In Duston Garage Division Five, Daventry Rangers saw off Spratton Reserves 6-0 with Nathan Butler and Dylan Jones both scoring twice, while Heyford Reserves beat Finedon Falcons Reserves 5-2 with a hat-trick coming from Ben Shelswell.

West Haddon Reserves lost 4-1 to FC Fotogold and Wo0tton Rhinos beat Higham Town Reserves 3-2 with Jonathan West netting a double.