Northants Sunday Conference round-up: Eales’ effort proves enough for Eastern United

Action from the Conference game between Real Roochers Reserves v AFC Obelisk Reserves
Action from the Conference game between Real Roochers Reserves v AFC Obelisk Reserves

Ashley Eales’ solo effort was enough for Eastern United to beat AFC Houghton Magna 1-0 and ensure progress fo the NTFA Goodliff Cup semi-finals.

Karlos Augustine was on target for AFC Trinity but could not prevent them losing 4-1 to Blakesley and Denton went out 2-0 at Dynamo.

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Josh Smith’s goal for Lord Byron sealed their passage in the NFA Sunday Trophy with a 1-0 win over Royal All Stars.

The other Conference sides went out, with AFC Hackleton on the end of a 12-0 hiding at the hands of Devonshire club and Bradley York notching for Trinity Old Boys in their 3-1 loss to Victoria FC.

The only match in the top flight saw Melbourne Arms extend their lead at the top of the table with a 4-0 win over Welland Valley Panthers. Lance Allen scored a hat-trick and the other was netted by Niall Duffy.

In division one, Nathan Oldham scored twice as Real Roochers saw off Bat & Wickets 4-2, with Luke Tolworthy and Jonathon West also on the scoresheet.

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Head Quarters only had eight players for their game against league leaders AC Squirrels, and went down 9-2 as a result.

AC Squirrels scorers’ were Stuart McDermott, Oli Urquhart, Adam Frost, Dan Gray and Nick Aiken, with a hat-trick, with two own goals completing the rout.

Kyle Norfolk and Seb Thompson were on target for Norteles in their 2-1 win over AFC Crown and Swan & Helmet drew 3-3 with West Haddon.

On target for West Haddon were Curtis Lindemann, Matt Russ and Richard Williams.

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In division two, Ryan Merry scored twice in Dallington Heath’s 3-0 over Monks Park WMC Reserves.

Lee Wilson and Shaun Wilkes were on target in league leaders Crown & Cushion’s 3-0 win at Barratts.

Matt Barron, Nathan Chick, Sam Evans, Steve Gale and Markus Sean all scored as Nene FC won 5-2 against Sapphires Reserves.

Ryan Perkins scored twice as Earls Barton United beat Pitsford Rangers 3-1, Gavin Hines also finding the net.

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Real Roochers Reserves stay five points clear in division three after a 3-2 win over AFC Obelisk Reserves, for whom Sam Astle scored twice.

Abington Town City beat AFC Hackleton Reserves 5-0, Clark scoring four and Quatrine adding the fifth.

Jubrajur Rahman’s goal for Jameeah FC was in vain as they lost 3-1 to Swan & Helmet Reserves.

Sixfields Rangers and FC Pioneer shared the spoils in a dramatic 5-5 draw, Connor Leeson, Tim Osgerby, Thomas Ridler and Billy Torpey (2) on target for Rangers and Dave Moan, Derran Dooley and Rob Handley (3) replying for Pioneer.

Spring Park routed Bat & Wickets Reserves 9-1, with Gareth Morris and Daniel Campbell hitting hat-tricks.

Also on target were Luke Bedden, Greg Constable and Andres Hares.

Denis Typhis and Jordan O’Kaye scored in Oakley Diamonds’ 2-1 win over Pitsford Rangers Reserves.