SUNDAY CONFERENCE: Adarak and Deehan steer Phoenix into last eight

Action from AFC Thorpe against Swan & Helmet (Pictures: Dave Ikin)
Action from AFC Thorpe against Swan & Helmet (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

Sami Adarak scored twice and John Deehan a single as Parkland Phoenix edged out Nene FC 3-2 to qualify for the quarter-finals of the NFA Sunday Trophy.

Nene’s consolations came from Dan Gatland and an own goal.

Dallington Heath pushed Combination side Roade all the way to penalties, before going out 4-3 on spot kicks.

Thematch had ended 3-3, with Heath’s scorers being Sam Roach (2) and Luke Holden.

It was a bad day at the office for Conference teams in the NTFA Goodliffe Cup.

AFC Trinity scored twice through Shadrach Smith, but were beaten 6-2 by Wanderers, while Bat & Wickets lost 3-1 to Golden Horse, despite a strike from Matt Brown.

Crown & Cushion pushed St Margaret’s all the way,drawing 0-0 before going out on penalties.

Norteles went top of division one as they saw off Pitsford Rangers 7-5 in a thriller. Rangers netted through Chris Andrews, Scott Richardson, Ashley Greaves and Joe Merrill (2).

In division two there are still three undefeated teams.

Second-placed Abington FC were 5-0 winners against AFC Obelisk thanks to strikes from Calvin Budd, Derran Dooley, Andre Liburd (2) and Ashley Simpson.

Leaders AFC Crown stay top after they saw off Albany Athletic 3-1. Richard Prendiville netted for Albany, but Crown won it thanks to Matt Garratt, Jamie Lane and Russell Aitken.

The other unbeaten side are third-placed AFC Thorpe who squeezed past Swan & Helmet Castillia 3-2.

On target for Thorpe were Danny Hillery (2) and Matthew Phillips.

Real Roochers scored their first win of the season as they battled past Ashby Athletic 2-0, Scott Ramsey netting both.

Sixfields Rangers hammered Spring Park 6-0 with Adam Greatrix, Daniel Hollis, Daniel Kirkton, Connor Leason, Iain Parker and Murray White the marksmen.

West Haddon Albion beat Oakley Diamonds as Liam Fullard and Curtis Lindemann found the net.

The top of the table clash in division three was between Dallington Falcons and Kingsley Park WMC.

Park came out on top 3-0 and move within one point of leaders Falcons thanks to goals from Joe Sames (2) and Danny Harman.

Hartwell Forest and Bat & Wickets Reserves played out a seven goal thriller, with Bat winning it 4-3.

Goals for the pub side came from Kevin Ward, Tom Anscomb and Ash Jackson (2), with Forest hitting back through Jo Sames (2) and Marc Thorp.

Abington Stanley were 5-4 winners against Pitsford Rangers Reserves.

Abington’s scorers were Mo Sonnie, Ben Brakes, Russell Petts (2) and an own goal. Pitsford replied through Kyle Bryant and Jordan May, who both scored twice.

Northampton Sapphires are up to third after beating Football Club RS15 8-0.

Sapphires ‘goals were scored by Glenn Hammons, Jovian Cardouza, Kyle Osborne (2), Joe Riordan (2) and Ben Merriman (2).