Northants Sunday Conference round-up: Berry’s the Real deal for Roochers

Real Roochers take on West Haddon Albion (pictures: Dave Ikin)
Real Roochers take on West Haddon Albion (pictures: Dave Ikin)
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Dominik Berry was the matchwinner for Real Roochers in their division one contest against West Haddon Albion.

Berry struck twice in a 2-0 win for Roochers, who recorded their fifth league win of the campaign.

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Abington v Real Roochers NNL-150118-190032009

Third-placed Bat & Wickets secured a 2-0 win at Swan & Helmet with goals from Matt Brown and Jamie Hall.

Royal All Stars and AFC Hackleton fought out a 2-2 draw. Morgan Littlejohn claimed a brace for All Stars. Hackleton hit back through Joe Malkin and Jamie Nash.

In division one’s other game, Lord Byron swept aside Head Quarters 5-1.

Only one premier division game took place last weekend, where bottom club Welland Valley suffered their fifth league defeat, going down 2-1 at Desborough Old Works.

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Abington v Real Roochers NNL-150118-190021009

In division two, Daniel Holden scored twice to inspire Dallington Heath to a 4-3 win over Parklands Phoenix.

There were also wins for AFC Towcester, Nene FC. Tows beat Pitsford Rangers 6-2, while Nene won 5-1 at Monks Park WMC Reserves.

In division three, Abington Town City closed the gap on leaders Real Roochers Reserves to one point with a 5-1 win over their rivals.

Second-placed Abington still have four games in hand on the current leaders.

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Earls Barton United are through to the final of the NFA Sunday Vase after coming out on top of a penalty shootout at Corby Hotspur.

Barton triumphed 5-4 on spot kicks after the sides fought out a 2-2 draw.

Division two leaders Crown & Cushion will play Barton in the final after winning their semi-final 3-0 against Golden Horse.

Division one leaders AC Squirrels are through to the semi-finals of the NTFA MDH Teamwear Cup after a 4-2 victory over Spartak Moulton.

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Abington v Real Roochers NNL-150118-190011009

Three other Conference teams are out of the competition. Trinity Old Boys lost 5-2 at Combination side Devonshire Club, while AFC Crown were thrashed 11-2 by FC Victoria.

Kislingbury were the league’s third side to exit the competition as they were edged out 2-1 at home to Kingsthorpe Wanderers.