Northants Sunday Combination round-up: Healey and Brown steer Devonshire Club into NFA Sunday Shield final

Fox & Hounds in action against AFC Dee at Kingsthorpe Rec (pictures: Dave Ikin)
Fox & Hounds in action against AFC Dee at Kingsthorpe Rec (pictures: Dave Ikin)

Dan Healey and Ryan Brown both scored twice as Devonshire Club stormed into the final of the Northants FA Sunday Shield with a 5-1 win at Wellingborough All Stars.

Stephan Chambers added the fifth goal, and the win set up an all-Combination final against FC Victoria.

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Victoria were 2-0 winners over Lord Byron, with Thomas Murfitt and Darren Wright the men on the mark.

Dynamo held their nerve to win a penalty shootout and claim their place in the final of the NTFA Goodliff Cup.

Lewis Leslie scored twice as they drew 2-2 with Blakesley, with Alex Coleman and Rob Kirby netting for the villagers. Dynamo then won 4-3 on spot-kicks to progress.

The other semi-final between Windmill Warriors and Eastern United was postponed.

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Goals from Tony Brand, Ali Foote and an own goal secured a 3-2 extra-time win over Northampton Hotspur in the Captains Cup quarter-finals. Mike Thornley and Johnny Spooner scored for Hotspur.

Butcher Loco are also in the last four after they eased past Thorplands Club 81 Reserves (Nathan Garofalo) 4-1, with their marksmen being Craig Fowkes, Jonnie Dee, Chris Moore and Chris Fury.

Lee Coles grabbed three, Rich Dunkley two and Josh Herridge one as Thorplands Club 81 also progressed, seeing off Woodford United 6-4 in a thriller.

Deers Leap needed penalties to get past Kingsthorpe Wanderers in the Parker League Cup, winning the shootout 4-3 after the match ended 1-1. Ashley Clamp netted for Wanderers with Lee Thoms replying.

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In the premier division, there was that Sunday football rarity - a 0-0 draw - as St Margaret’s and FC Gallery left their shooting boots at home.

Monks Park WMC and Midshire Electrical also drew, although it ended 2-2.

Greg Crane and Elliott Muddiman were on the mark for Park, with Matt Fowkes and Harleigh East levelling it up.

In division one, AFC Dee shared the goals around as they buried Fox & Hounds 6-0, with the men on target being Thomas High, Dthaniel Weston, Adam Russell, Andrew Smith, Andrew Bone and Kieran Faulkner.

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FC Fotogold sneaked past Spartak 2-1 thanks to strikes from Dominic Niewiarowski and Damian Czyiewski. Tom Brennan scored for Spartak.

Golden Horse made it nine wins out of nine to stay top of the pile in division two, as a Gareth Errington hat-trick and two from Andy Watts steered them to a 5-2 win over third-placed FC Jeckyll.

Billing are up to second as Nick Ling (2), Tom Lavall and Shane Ranft saw them to a 4-0 win over FC Locomotiv Moulton, with Manfield Rangers and Roade playing out the second 0-0 draw of the schedule.

Hartwell Forest are third and right in the division three title frame following their 6-0 demolition of Royals Reserves. Martin Holland led the way with a hat-trick, and there were singles for Mark Thorp, Michael Winch and Ryan Simons.

Two of the division four strugglers secured welcome victories, with second-from-bottom Abington Stanley winning 5-3 at Yusen Logistics and Northampton Hotspur Reserves sinking Welland Valley 4-3.

Stanley’s match winners were Ben Brakes (2), Tomasz Swiergul (2) and Russell Petts, while men on the mark for Hotspur were Steven Deakins (2), David Williams and an own goal.

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Logistic’s scorers were Ashley Pancoust and Lukas Sidlovsky (2), while Jason Campbell, Ricky Richard and Andrew Lambert all found the net for Valley.

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