Shamrock and Gretton advance in the Area Cup

Action from Roade's 5-1 success over Corby S&L Khalsa in the Premier Division. Pictures by Dave Ikin
Action from Roade's 5-1 success over Corby S&L Khalsa in the Premier Division. Pictures by Dave Ikin
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Corby Shamrock and Gretton Reserves both made progress in the third round of the NFA Area Cup.

Shamrock got the better of fellow Northants Combination side Desborough & Rothwell United by a 3-1 scoreline.

Action from Roade's 5-1 success over Corby S&L Khalsa in the Premier Division. Pictures by Dave Ikin

Action from Roade's 5-1 success over Corby S&L Khalsa in the Premier Division. Pictures by Dave Ikin

And Gretton’s second string went one better when beating Heyford Reserves 4-1.

There was no such joy for Corby Eagles Reserves as they went down 2-1 to Northampton Mereway.

But Wellingborough Aztecs did hold their nerve to go through as they beat Peterborough Thorpe Wood 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out after the tie had been all-square at 1-1 after 120 minutes.

Kettering Orchard Park Reserves lost 4-1 to Pottersbury Reserves and Weldon United A were beaten 2-1 by Weedon Reserves.

Action from Roade's 5-1 success over Corby S&L Khalsa in the Premier Division. Pictures by Dave Ikin

Action from Roade's 5-1 success over Corby S&L Khalsa in the Premier Division. Pictures by Dave Ikin

Old Grammarians Reserves also came unstuck as they lost 2-1 at home to Charlton & District.

In the Combination Premier Division, Brixworth maintained top spot with a 2-1 success at Earls Barton.

Daryl Birch scored both goals for the leaders while Nathan Burrows replied.

Weldon United remain in second spot as they returned to winning ways against Corby DGL Locomotives with Peter Callan, Stephen Ennis and Lee Thomson sealing a 3-0 win.

Action from Roade's 5-1 success over Corby S&L Khalsa in the Premier Division. Pictures by Dave Ikin

Action from Roade's 5-1 success over Corby S&L Khalsa in the Premier Division. Pictures by Dave Ikin

There were a couple of one-sided contests as Harpole thrashed struggling Corby Pegasus 8-1 while Kettering Nomads were on the wrong end of a 7-1 loss against Stanion Redstar.

Elsewhere, Roade cruised to a 5-1 verdict over Corby S&L Khalsa, Moulton beat JK Blisworth 5-3 and Ringstead Rangers went down 2-1 to Milton.

Corby Eagles and Wootton St George continue to dominate things in Division One.

Eagles maintained their unbeaten record as Paul Caswell (4) Jake Buckingham, Colin Hutchinson, Jamie Irvine, Jordan Winter and David Falconer sealed a 9-3 win over Stanwick Rovers.

Action from Roade's 5-1 success over Corby S&L Khalsa in the Premier Division. Pictures by Dave Ikin

Action from Roade's 5-1 success over Corby S&L Khalsa in the Premier Division. Pictures by Dave Ikin

But Wootton are still on the same number of points as the leaders, albeit from two games more, after they edged out Burton United 3-2.

Gretton are a further three points back after they claimed a 2-0 success over Wollaston Victoria.

Struggling Walgrave Amber were hammered 8-2 by Clipston and there was a seven-goal thriller between Medbourne and Corby Strip Mills with the former coming out on top 4-3.

Old Grammarians returned from Heyford with a 3-1 success while Corby Grampian moved above Kettering Orchard Park after beating them 6-2.

Wollaston Victoria found Gretton a challenge and could not break their defence losing 2-0.

Finedon Volta moved level on points with Division Two leaders Weedon, who suffered their first defeat of the season when going down 5-2 to FC Higham.

Volta maintained their fine run with a 3-1 success at Great Doddington.

Drayton Grange are one of those chasing the top two and they beat Borough Alliance 5-1 thanks to Samuel Dengel (3), Jed Brennan and William Connell.

Corby Ravens are another team in the chasing pack and they thrashed West Haddon Albion 5-1 while Ferrers lost ground in a 1-1 draw against Spratton.

Goals from Ricky Langley and Gavin Ledgeway gave Kettering Park Rovers a 2-0 win over Higham Town while the clash between Grange Park Rangers and SPA ended in a 2-2 draw.

Kettering Ise Lodge have finally found some form in Division Three and they shocked high-flying Wellingborough Gleneagles with a 3-0 victory.

AFC Rothwell enjoyed a comfortable day as goals from David Benbow, Mark Freeman, Will Linnett and Tom Stephens secured a 4-0 verdict against Corby United.

Corby Hellenic Fisher had Marcko Dordic and Jacob Taylor on target but Kettering PL United still claimed a 4-2 win and it was a similar tale for Corby Kingswood as they lost by the same scoreline to high-flying Kislingbury, despite Connor Hetherington and Craig Smith being on the scoresheet.

Bottom side Irthlingborough Rangers went down 7-1 to Northampton AFC Obelisk, who had Steve Dodds (2), Callum Mckay (2), Sam Astle, Steve Smith and an own-goal to thank while Lee Parker hit the consolation.

Weldon United claimed another three points in the Reserve Premier Division after a 2-0 home win over Moulton.

Brixworth beat Ringstead Rangers 3-1 while Bugbrooke A edged out Harpole 1-0.

JK Blisworth made light work of bottom markers Corby Pegasus in a 4-1 victory while Kettering Nomads also conceded four when going down 4-2 at home to Corby DGL Locomotives.

The division’s other game saw Roade claim a 5-1 victory at Milton.

Corby Grampian and Wilby shared six goals in their clash in Reserve Division One.

Elsewhere, Dan Parker and Adam Parsons were on target in Wollaston Victoria’s 2-0 win over Medbourne while Matthew Wootton’s double earned Welford Victoria a 2-2 draw with Wootton St George.

Ian Atkinson scored the only goal of the game as Staniwck Rovers beat FC Titchmarsh 1-0 in Reserve Division Two.

And there was also a win for Bugbrooke B as they beat Finedon Volta 3-1.