Northants Combination round-up: Blisworth’s title hopes suffer a setback

Brixworth All Saints in action against Earls Barton (pictures: Dave Ikin)
Brixworth All Saints in action against Earls Barton (pictures: Dave Ikin)

James King Blisworth’s premier division title hopes suffered a setback as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Roade on Saturday.

Andy Lovesy netted for Blisworth but Roade took a point thanks to Andrew Watts’ strike.

Corby Eagles replaced Blisworth at the top following their 3-2 win at Gretton.

Eagles are a point ahead of Blisworth with three games to play.

Harpole are still in with a shout of glory thanks to two wins this week.

The villagers proved too strong for Ringstead on Saturday, winning 4-1. They followed it up on Tuesday with a 2-1 home success over Moulton.

Dean Mills and Daniel Surridge were the Harpole men on target.

Earls Barton enjoyed an excellent week’s work. Barton beat Brixworth All Saints 2-1 before going on to secure a 3-1 victory at Kettering Nomads.

In Duston Garage Division One, champions Drayton Grange were beaten 3-0 by local rivals Weedon.

Ashley Brown and Daniel Jennings (2) did the damage.

In Duston Garage Division Two, Grange Park Rangers were beaten 5-2 at home by Higham Town.

In Duston Garage Division Three, Yardley United were involved in two goalfests this past week.

Yardley beat Wellingborough Gleneagles 7-5 in a 12-goal thriller on Saturday and three days later they pipped AFC Obelisk 5-4.

In Saturday’s other games, goals from Martyn Fletcher, Andy Wimpress and James Brown earned Northampton Mereway a 3-3 draw with Northampton Falcons United.

Two goals from Jon Byrne steered Spartak to a 4-0 win at Obelisk.

In Duston Garage Reserve Division Two, Bugbrooke B recovered well from their defeat in the League Cup to record a 2-0 win over Higham Town Reserves.

Daventry Drayton Grange Reserves who are one point above second-placed Bugbrooke, recorded a 4-0 away win over West Haddon Reserves.

Rhys Collins hit a hat-trick for Grange with the other coming via an own goal.

Drayton Grange Reserves play Bugbrooke B in their last game, which could be title decider.