Sunday League - Danny’s double fires United to another piece of silverware

K-Town Ducks had cause to smile as their title-winning season in Division Two of the Rushden & District Sunday League continued with a 10-2 demolition of Rushden & Higham

K-Town Ducks had cause to smile as their title-winning season in Division Two of the Rushden & District Sunday League continued with a 10-2 demolition of Rushden & Higham

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Kettering United claimed their second piece of silverware this season as a 3-1 win over Raffertys secured the Karlsports Junior Cup..

Danny Darker scored twice while Tommy Newman added United’s other while Raffertys replied through Tony Walker.

That defeat came after Raffertys had wrapped up the Rushden & District Sunday League’s Division Four title in midweek as Walker grabbed the only goal in the victory over Kettering United Reserves.

Second-placed Stanwick Rovers followed up a midweek success over Risdene Rovers with a 2-1 victory against FC Hornets, who had Chris Roscoe on target.

Orchard Park Reserves beat third-placed Croyland Park Rangers 4-3 thanks to Darren Sartain (3) and Ben Lockley. Croyland’s scorers were Charlie Price, Corey Abbott and Kieran Abbott.

Risdene bounced back from their midweek defeat with a 3-2 victory over FC Phoenix Reserves as Rick Monger (2) and John Woodward outscored Dan Tilley (2).

Horseshoe beat bottom club Irchester Romans Reserves 4-1 as Mark Bell led the way with a treble and Michael Bush added the other. Irchester’s consolation came from Martin Poynter.

It was also a fine week for Victoria Millers as they won the Gordon Howes Memorial Trophy with an emphatic 8-0 success over Saxon. Matt Judge, Lee Purser and Jake Newman all scored twice while Deven Ellwood and Theo Alcinder rounded it off.

And Millers also put one hand on the Division One title at the weekend with a 6-2 verdict against Raunds Warriors. Judge stepped things up with a nap hand while Purser scored the other. Liam Bulmer struck twice for Warriors.

Titchmarsh kept the pressure on Millers as Ben Morgan (2), Jack Wisniewski (2) and Frazer Smith secured a 5-0 win over Woodford Stars.

Division Two champions K-Town Ducks destroyed Rushden & Higham 10-2 as Darren Halfyard led the way with four goals.

Chris Clarke and Jordan Cunningham added braces while Michael Tolton and Ross Dineen completed the rout. Andy Wood and Darren Knowles responded for Rushden as they were unable to follow up a 3-2 midweek win over Rushden Wheatsheaf.

Sargents consolidated second spot with a 7-0 demolition of Saxon. Leigh Butler (4) led the way while Duncan Howorth and Luke Archer’s double made it a comfortable day.

Elsewhere, Grammarians beat Isham Rangers 3-1 with goals came from Ali Oakenful, Kaz Rossiter and Simon Whittemore. Isham’s reply came from Manvinder Johal.

In what proved to be a busy week for Kettering United, they kept up their good league form in Division Three before that Karlsports Junior Cup success.

They picked up respective 6-3 and 6-2 successes over Orchard Park and Shelley Road Reserves in midweek.

In the quest for honours, FC Phoenix slipped up in a 3-2 defeat to Dunhill United. Jon Tite’s double wasn’t enough for Phoenix as it was trumped by Jason Crawley’s hat-trick.

Wellingborough Allstars surprised Shelley Road Reserves with a 3-1 victory as Chris Coles, Nathen Heycock and Ollie Wright secured the points.