Town & District League round-up: Delapre and Sporting through to Gorell Barnes final

FC Shelley Road
FC Shelley Road

This season’s prestigious Gorell Barnes Cup final will be contested between Delapre Old Boys and Sporting Bat & Wickets after both teams progressed into the final by beating Duston Dynamo and Falcons United Reserves respectively.

Delapre overcame Duston with a 5-0 scoreline thanks to a brace from Gavin Hitchcock and single strikes from James Dean, Jake Hinten and Sam Cooper.

In the other semi-final Sporting Bat & Wickets got the better of Falcons United Reserves 3-1.

Adam Damrell to hit the target for Falcons but a double strike from Aaron Linnell plus a solo effort from James McEnroe ensured the pub men made a date with Delapre in the final at Sixfields in May.

In the premier division, FC Shelley Road moved up to third spot after gaining a narrow 2-1 victory over James King Blisworth A.

Paul Ekins and Daniel Jones found the target for Shelley while James Broadbent netted the only goal for the villagers.