SUNDAY COMBINATION: Townsend hat-trick sparks Electrical

SHADOWING HIS MAN - action from Midshire Electrical's County Cup win over Kettering Park Rovers (Pictures: Dave Ikin)
SHADOWING HIS MAN - action from Midshire Electrical's County Cup win over Kettering Park Rovers (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

Tom Townsend was the hat-trick hero as Midshire Electrical eased into the second round of the NFA Sunday Cup with a 4-0 win over Kettering Orchard Park.

Also on target for Midshire was Matthew Fowkes.

Golden Horse were impressive 4-2 winners at Peterborough Bretton North End thanks to goals from Andy Seaton (2), Jake Hinton and an own goal, while Standens Barn needed penalties to win at AFC Trinity.

The match ended 2-2, with Barn scoring through Eddie Stewart and Gokhan Ulker, and the eastern district side held their nerve to win the shootout 3-1.

Dynamo were also winners on the road, coasting to a 5-0 win at Wellingborough Saxons thanks to strikes from Liam Grisley (2), Dean Lukeman, Matt Long and Matt Ravine.

Jonathan Shakespeare scored both goals as Kingsthorpe Wanderers edged to a 2-1 win at Kettering Stirrup Cup, but there wasn’t such good news for Spartak FC who lost 4-2 at home to Kettering United despite goals from Liam Norton and Rob Hillery.

In the Ken Parker League Cup, Northampton Hotspur progressed with a 4-2 win at Brafield United (Mark Kallenbach, David Agostini) thanks to goals from Sean Bird, Seb Brown and Tades Gerdziunas (2), while Thorplands 
Club 81 won by the same scoreline against Billing United Reserves.

Match winners for Club were Chief Ed-Boateng, Nathan Garofalo and Luke Kentish (2), with Callum Turvey and Bailey Cameron-Leslie replying for United.

In division one, Red Lion Kislingbury are the new leaders, replacing Deers Leap who they beat 2-1 despite a strike from Danny Brown.

Far Cotton Loco scored their first win of the season, with Connor Brown and Craig Fowkes seeing them to a 2-1 success over Monks Park WMC (James Waller), while Roade and Wootton Field Wanderers shared 10 goals in a thrilling 5-5 draw.

Jack Wright hit a hat-trick for Wootton and there were singles for Sam Hicks and Callum Beech, while Ben Carter scored a treble for Roade, with Denim Salman netting twice.

Leaders Manfield Rangers dropped their first points of the season in division two as they were held to a 1-1 draw at second-placed AFC Hackleton. Dan Porter scored for Hackleton, with Zac Adams levelling it up.

Fox & Hounds enjoyed themselves as they thumped Old Grammarians 7-0 thanks to strikes from Reiss Gartland, Chris Aveyard, Scott Baker, Elliott Newstead and Lewis Griffiths.

In division three, Deers Leap Reserves made it 37 goals scored in their five games to date as they crushed Far Cotton Loco Reserves 10-0.

Josh Healey scored four, Scott Hardy two and there was one apiece for Jed Savage, Jamie Everson, Derik Ssemakula and an own goal.