AFC Trinity had another bad day at the office as Denton moved a step closer to the Northants Conference Premier Division title.
Denton dished out a 6-0 tonking thanks to goals from Robbie O’Neill (3), Callum Snooks (2), and Will Cantrell.
Eastern United and AFC Houghton Magna fought out a seven-goal thriller, with Magna eventually coming out on top 4-3 to keep the pressure on Denton at the summit.
Andy Pixton, Andrew Ranft and Isboses Ssemankula-Katewde were all on target for Magna.
Ryan, Gary Duggan and Gavin struck back for Eastern United.
The big match in division one saw second-placed Kislingbury take on third-placed Lord Byron.
Byron took the three points in a 3-1 win with strikes from Matt Thornber, Dean Self and Blaine Blaney. James Lewis got one back for Kisl.
Royal All Stars got back to winning ways with a 6-2 victory over Norteles.
Lee Broome led the goal onslaught with a hat-trick, with singles coming from Morgan Littlejohn, Adam Otchery and Adam Lane.
Norteles replied through Kyle Norfolk and Ben Smith.
In the other division one game, Trinity Old Boys swept aside Swan & Helmet, winning 4-1.
Swan’s goal came via an own goal but Trinity took all the points with strikes from Richard Lawrie, Andre Shaun and Shaun Henderson (2).
In division two, Monks Park WMC Reserves suffered an 11-0 thrashing by Crown & Cushion.
Sam Lavelle and Tom Waldock had a field day, scoring four apiece with others coming from Shaun Wilkes (2) and an own goal.
Parklands Phoenix moved further away from the bottom of the table with victory over Nene FC.
Daniel Komianos, Stuart Harman and Dan Schott all netted in a 3-0 win.
The big match in division three saw Sixfields Rangers edge out fellow high flyers Abington Town City 1-0.
Chris Lynch the matchwinner for Rangers, who move level on points with Abington as a result.
Fourth-placed Oakley Diamonds maintained the pressure on the top three with a 4-2 victory over Swan & Helmet Reserves.
Swan scored through Adam Hughes and Ed Stone, but Oakley won it with goals from Josh Wilson, Dan Ingram, Gareth Boyles and Adam Burton.
Division three leaders Real Roochers Reserves suffered a shock 6-1 defeat at FC Pioneer.
Dave Moan hit a hat-trick, Iain Edmunds added a brace and the other came by way of an own goal.
Obelisk United Reserves moved seven points clear of their opponents Jameeah FC with a 3-1 win.
Kurt Baker’s hat-trick sealed the points for Obelisk. Abbs Uddin replied for Jameeah.
Kevin Ward’s goal for Bat & Wickets Reserves couldn’t prevent them from a 3-1 defeat to fifth-placed Spring Park.
Pitsford Rangers Reserves moved further away from the bottom of the table by beating bottom club AFC Hackleton Reserves.
They won 2-1 with Josh Boyle and Tom Howarth scoring for Rangers.
John Weedon struck twice to lead Nomads of Barratts in the semi-finals of the David Ferguson Trophy.
Weedon’s brace ensured Barratts edged out Earls Barton United 4-3 in a thrilling last eight contest.
Jordan Penny and Tom Bluck also netted for Barratts. Gavin Hines, Gary Duggan and Ryan Perkins replied for Burton.
AFC Hackleton join Barratts in the last four thanks to an emphatic 7-0 win over AFC Crown.
Daniel Porter led the way with a hat-trick, while there were singles from Joe Malkin, Ollie Blayney, Ryan Keightley and Steve King.
Dallington Heath and Real Roochers are the other two teams to reach the semis.
Dallington beat Pitsford Rangers 4-2 on penalties after scrapping out a 0-0 stalemate.
Roochers secured a comfortable 4-1 win over Grendon Sapphires thanks to efforts from Tolworthy, McCaffery, Whiting and Oldham.
In the Alan Dimmer Trophy, Park Royal marched on to the semi-finals following a 3-2 success over Albany Athletic. Park’s goals came from D Hitchcock, R Morgan and R Novack.