NENE SUNDAY LEAGUE: Winch clinches it as Hartwell set up final date with Pitsford Rangers

ACTION from Crown & Cushion against Abington (Pictures: Dave Ikin)
ACTION from Crown & Cushion against Abington (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

Hartwell Forest have reached the NFA Sunday Vase final after a 1-0 win over Golden Horse Reserves at Far Cotton Rec.

Top scorer Michael Winch netted the only goal 15 minutes from time.

Action from Real Roochers against Global

Action from Real Roochers against Global

Hartwell will take on Pitsford Rangers in the final after the squeezed past Spinney Hill 3-2 in their semi-final at Pitsford Village.

There were two goals for Liam Waddy and an own goal ensuring it will be an all Nene Sunday League final.

In the NTFA Goodliff Cup Queens Park lost their semi-final 6-3 to Standens Barn.

Mark Faulkner put Park in front only for Barn to hit back with two goals.

Johny Shakespeare then leveled it at 2-2 only for Barn to score three more times, and despite Lee McConnell pulling a goal back for Park, Barn scored again to seal a 6-3 win.

There was better news for Denton FC as they knocked out Deers Leap in their quarter-final at Milton Malsor.

Robbie O’Neill opened the scoring for Denton in the first half and shortly after the break he netted again to double the lead.

With 20 minutes remaining Lewis Smith put Denton 3-0 up to secure the victory and set up a home semi-final against Norteles.

In the NFA Sunday Trophy, Gardeners Arms eased into the last four with a comprehensive 5-0 win over Spartak FC.

Goals came from Gavin Nullatamby, Luke Holden, Ash Stewart and Charlie Merrey (2), and they will play Thorplands Club 81 in the semis.

Also through are Wootton Field Wanderers who beat AFC Trinity 5-2.

Matt Jackson put Wootton in front only for Adam Lett to equalise for Trinity. Two goals from Callum Beech and a Jack Wright goal put Wootton 4-1 ahead before Steve Warner pulled a goal back, however Jack Wright struck again for Wootton Field Wanderers to seal the 5-2 victory and set up a semi at Northampton Hotspur.

In the League Cup, Houghton Magna opened up their group games with a 9-0 win at AC Squirrels thanks to four goals from Dylan Hewitt and singles from Greg Crane, Lee Kew, Shane Ranft, Matty Reeve and Nick Ling.

Abington FC are also off to a winning start following a 2-0 win against Welland Valley Panthers with David Moan Frazer Budd on target.

Harpole made it two group wins from two after a 5-0 win at Halse United. Shaun Wilkes hit a hat-trick and there was one apiece for Ryan Brown and Lee Wilson.

in the David Ferguson Trophy, Championship side Parklands Phoenix caused a shock with a 2-0 win at Premier League AFC Brampton.

Sami Abarak scored a stunning free kick just after half time to put the visitors in front and then Stuart Harman sealed the victory late on.

Another Premier side to find it tough going were Juventus Tigers who found themselves 2-0 down at league one side Jameeah FC.

Sulaiman Hassan and Inan Karan put the hosts 2-0 up, however Tigers fought back with goals from Bogdan Neculaes and top scorer Vadim Smundeak to snatch a 2-2 draw.

Alfie Malin hit four goals for Dallington Falcons in a comprehensive 10-1 win against Grendon Sapphires, with the other goals coming from Aaron Acorlor, Alex Mbayo, Richard Novak, Rhys Redding and Najee Yusuf (2), while Shaun Melville scored Sapphires’ consolation.

Albany Athletic and Sixfields Rangers drew 2-2.

Connor Leason struck for Rangers in the first half and he scored again to double Sixfields lead after the restart. Albany Athletic were then awarded a penalty for handball that Richard Prendiville converted and Ben Eldred scored with a headed goal to level and to claim share of the points.

Two goals from Aaron Linnell, singles from Rob Cokayne, Matt Brown, Kevin Ward and an own goal saw Bat & Wickets Reserves to a 6-1 win against Sixfields Rangers Reserves, who netted through Layton Goodwin.

Tomas Clark hit a hat-trick as Oakley Diamonds beat Ashby Athletic 3-2, with Glen Smith scoring both for the losers.

In the Alan Dimmer Trophy, Championship team AFC Obelisk lost their second game in the competition as they went down 3-2 to League Two side West Haddon Albion.

Daniel Slinn scored twice for Obelisk, but Haddon won it thanks to Rich Williams, Alex Kibblewhite and Karl Shingler.

Lewis Savage, Callum Hope and Greg Wright netted for Nomads of Barratts as they beat White Elephant 3-0, and Swan & Helmet were also 3-0 winners over Spring Park at Acre Lane thanks to goals from Ash Richardson, Matt Sanders and Adrian Fallon.

Spartak Reserves’ excellent run in League One continues and they moved to within seven points of leaders Hartwell with a 5-2 win at Northampton Sapphires.

There was a hat-trick for Aaron Crampton and one apiece for Adam Bazeley and Lewis Curtis, with Gavin Vella and Jamie Boswell replying.

In League Two, Northampton Sovereigns were 6-1 winners at Mill Park thanks to a treble from Adam Witich Jackson and singles from Dean McCaffery, Nick Renda and Lee Wilkinson. Ben Chambers scored for Mill Park.

JA Global recorded a 1-0 victory at Kingsthorpe Rec against Real Roochers thanks to a goal from Alex Osborn.