SUNDAY COMBINATION: Constable double secures victory for Squizzas
Bryn Constable scored twice to steer Squizzas FC to a 3-2 win and into the next round of the NFA Sunday Shield.
The division two side’s third goal was scored by Reiss Gartland.
It wasn’t such good news for AFC Hackleton Reserves as they were thrashed 8-2 by Nomads of Barratts, despite two goals from Phil Boyes, but Northampton Dons are through following their 3-1 win over Real Roochers.
George Bonifas and Paul Walding were the men on the mark as Royals Reserves saw off Ashby Athletic to progress in the NTFA Chronicle & Echo Cup.
Sun Hardingstone hit the goal trail as they hammered Swan & Helmet 7-0, with goals from Chris Aveyard, Dene Salmon, Rob Evans, Lee Broom (2), Ron Moyce and Max Thornber.
Sporting Sapphire maintained their 100 per cent record and are the new leaders of the premier division after they beat pre-match top dogs Golden Horse 4-0
Sapphire’s goals were scored by Josh Dawson (2), Bobby Lane and Max Payne, and they now lead the way on goal difference.
Third-placed St Margaret’s were thankful to Ashford Campbell’s double as they won 2-0 at Royals, while fourth-placed Standens Barn smashed rock-bottom Dynamo 8-0.
Barn’s goals came from Nathan Burrows (2), Gokhan Ulker (2), Damien Herbert, Ryan Dustin, Justin Dowling and Michael McGannon.
The other premier division game saw Danny Brown scored twice to seal a 2-1 win for Deers Leap over Midshire Electrical, who replied through Ross Skidmore.
With leaders and 100 per centers MDS Gallery not in action, second-placed
AFC Hackleton took advantage as they buried AFC Becket 7-0.
The men on the mark were Ryan Keightly, Mark James, Greg Watson, Jamie Wilby, Stephen King and Joe Malkin, who scored twice.
Third-placed Manfield Rangers were also winners, edging a six-goal thriller against Northampton Hotspur 4-2.
Rangers’ match-winners were Matt Silecchia, Shaun Gurnham, Kevin Chamberlain and Tommy Burwood, with Hotspur hitting back through Mark Partington and Luke Archer.
In the other game played, Thorplands Club 81 hit the goal trail as they cruised past AFC Pioneers 8-1 thanks to strikes from Marc Dowling (2), Steve McGonicle (2), Sam Watson, Karlos Augustin, Luke Kiernan and Shaun Anderson.
Pioneers’ consolation was scored by Chris Hales.
In division two, Golden Horse Reserves were 7-2 winners over Travis Perkins. The Far Cotton side claimed the three points thanks to Leroy Manning (2), Martin Feasey, Greg Stevens, Jake Carley (2) and N Andrews.
Spinney Hill went nap as they saw off Naseby FC 5-0. Barry Mosedale scored twice. and there were singles for Trevor Sampson, Kieran Legg and Rob Martindale
In the NFA Veterans Cup, James King Blisworth were too good for Ritzy Old Boys as they won 5-0, while FFA Sports lost 3-0 to Peterborough Itter Park Sports Vets.
In Veterans Division A, Harpole thrashed Thorplands Club 81 7-1, with Richardson scoring four, Geary two and Campbell one.