Chris Bradshaw celebrated his appointment as the permanent manager of Desborough Town with a victory as they beat Sleaford Town 2-1 at the Waterworks Field in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.
Dodci Agbenu gave Ar Tarn the lead and that was doubled by Jake Bettles 11 minutes into the second half.
Joe Smith struck for the visitors late on but Desborough held on to seal the points.
Wellingborough Town gave high-flying Kirby Muxloe a run for their money before slipping to a 3-2 defeat at the Dog & Duck.
Dan Shehan gave the visitors the lead but Nathan Burrows levelled, only for Marc Schulz to give Kirby a 2-1 lead at the break.
Schulz struck again but Dan Spaughton’s 85th-minute penalty made the visitors sweat before the points were confirmed.
Rothwell Corinthians suffered a 2-0 defeat at Wisbech Town.
Rob Hughes gave the Fenmen the lead after 35 minutes and they wrapped up the points thanks to Billy Smith’s second-half strike.
Rushden & Higham United battled back to earn a 2-2 draw with Potton United in UCL Division One.
Goals from George Kiely and Steve Muggridge put Potton 2-0 up before Jordan Pendered pulled one back late on in the first half.
And Lewis O’Dell completed the fightback when he struck the equaliser with seven minutes remaining.
Michael Byrne scored five times as Stewarts & Lloyds stormed into the next round of the NFA Junior Cup by thrashing Northants Combination side Stanion United 9-0.
Paul Caswell opened the scoring before Byrne’s first two goals made it 3-0 at the break.
Paddy Daniels added the fourth before Byrne struck three times in five minutes to end the contest.
Steve Harrison made it 8-0 and Daniels had the final say as he completed the scoring.
Raunds Town also got the better of Combination opposition as they beat Moulton 3-2 at Kiln Park.
Ryan Ansell gave the visitors an early lead and the Shopmates had to wait until the 49th minute before they drew level through Glenn Turner.
Dave Townsend then put Raunds in front and Karl King gave them breathing space.
Ansell pulled one back for Moulton but Raunds held on to advance to the next round.
Whitworth were another side who advanced as they saw off North Bucks League leaders Pottersbury by a 4-0 scoreline at London Road.
Luke Raftery and Deven Ellwood gave the Flourmen a 2-0 half-time lead and Ellwood struck again in the second period before James Hudson completed the scoring.
Irchester United were thrashed 6-1 by holders and UCL Division One rivals ON Chenecks.
It was all-square at half-time after Irchester’s Mapeo Mendes cancelled out Adam Spalding’s opener.
But second-half goals from Ben Foster (2), Ben Lewington, Ben Diamond and Adam Hancock gave Chenecks their big victory.
UCL sides didn’t have it all their own away against Combination opponents as Thrapston Town and Burton Park Wanderers came unstuck.
Having previously beaten Rushden & Higham United, JK Blisworth were at it again as they claimed an impressive 3-1 win at Thrapston.
Andy Seaton gave the visitors the lead, which was doubled by Ross Arundell in the second half. Luke Waterhouse pulled a goal back but Chris Culley struck to book a place in the last 16.
Burton, meanwhile, were beaten 4-2 on penalties after drawing 2-2 at Heyford.
Goals from Jack Weight and new signing Dan Partridge cancelled out efforts from Jordan Casey and Fraser Bennett for the hosts but it was them who prevailed in the shoot-out.