Sunday League – Judge’s brace helps Millers edge through

Action from the Rushden & District League clashes between FC Phoenix and Grammarians and Croyland Park Rangers and Rushden Windmill. All pictures by Tony Waugh
Action from the Rushden & District League clashes between FC Phoenix and Grammarians and Croyland Park Rangers and Rushden Windmill. All pictures by Tony Waugh
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Rushden & District Sunday League side Victoria Millers edged through to the next round of the NFA Sunday Cup with a 4-3 win over St Margarets.

Matt Judge hit a brace while Danny O’Neill and Jonny Hazell were also on target.

Action from the Rushden & District League clashes between FC Phoenix and Grammarians and Croyland Park Rangers and Rushden Windmill. All pictures by Tony Waugh

Action from the Rushden & District League clashes between FC Phoenix and Grammarians and Croyland Park Rangers and Rushden Windmill. All pictures by Tony Waugh

Kweensway also made progress as they hit three goals in extra-time to beat AFC Trinity 4-1.

Nathan Spriggs, Ricardo Bennett, Sam Hawkes and Shane Hawkes sent their side through.

Leigh Butler’s hat-trick was in vain for Sargents as they went down 4-3 to Blakesley.

And Stirrup Cup also lost 4-3 to AC Squirrels. Stirrup’s goals came from Kieron Perkins, Shay Vanzwanenberg and Wayne Hull.

Action from the Rushden & District League clashes between FC Phoenix and Grammarians and Croyland Park Rangers and Rushden Windmill. All pictures by Tony Waugh

Action from the Rushden & District League clashes between FC Phoenix and Grammarians and Croyland Park Rangers and Rushden Windmill. All pictures by Tony Waugh

Kettering United Reserves’ interest in the NFA Sunday Shield is over after they lost 6-0 to Brackley Sports.

Jake Bailey (2), Jamie Oliver, Sam Rezendes and Steve Goode sealed a 5-0 win for Beeswing over Saxon Reserves in the first round of the Gordon Howes Memorial Trophy.

And Viking are also through after beating Exiles 5-2. Ash Green (3), Kris King and Rob Holmes did the damage while Andy Lewis and Jamie McCarthy replied.

Irthlingborough edged out Risdene Rovers 4-3 as Billy Gates (2), James Ward and Jamie Russell outscored Rikki Monger (2) and Stuart Millar.

Action from the Rushden & District League clashes between FC Phoenix and Grammarians and Croyland Park Rangers and Rushden Windmill. All pictures by Tony Waugh

Action from the Rushden & District League clashes between FC Phoenix and Grammarians and Croyland Park Rangers and Rushden Windmill. All pictures by Tony Waugh

In the Marriotts Junior Cup, Raffertys eased into the second round with a 5-1 verdict over Isham Rangers.

Tony Walker led the way with a hat-trick whileJamie Hook and Kieran Abbot added the others. Isham’s consolation came from Jamie Fane.

Croyland Park Rangers cruised through as Corey Abbott, John Atlas, Mitchell Leeson (2) and Tim Cokayne sealed a 5-2 win over Windmill, who replied through Danny Harris and Daz Grauer.

K-Town Ducks are still on top of Division One after Leigh Chapman’s treble earned a 3-3 draw with Woodford Stars, who had Martin Kane (2) and Jason Vaughn on target.

Action from the Rushden & District League clashes between FC Phoenix and Grammarians and Croyland Park Rangers and Rushden Windmill. All pictures by Tony Waugh

Action from the Rushden & District League clashes between FC Phoenix and Grammarians and Croyland Park Rangers and Rushden Windmill. All pictures by Tony Waugh

Irchester Sports’ unbeaten run in Division Two continued as they beat Rushden & Higham 5-0 thanks to Dave Townsend (2), David Maguire, Jory Mann and James Wallace.

Saxon are still second, despite dropping points in a 2-2 draw with Isham Rangers.

Saxon’s Ashley Nunn and Martin Brown saw their goals cancelled out by Adam Davidson and Mitchell Betts.

FC Phoenix dropped to third after a 4-0 defeat to Grammarians. Adam Le Maistre, Mark Fletcher (2) and Tyler Amphlett were on target.

Elsewhere, Kaine Clinton (2), Adam Follwell, Mark Deacon, Neil Tavner and an own-goal secured a 6-1 victory for Kettering United against Ringstead Rangers, who replied through Andy Haslet.

The only game in Division Three went the way of Leathercraftsmen as goals from Jamie Law and Nick Taylor sealed their 2-1 victory over Stanwick Rovers, whose goal was scored by Paul Norton.

Action from the Rushden & District League clashes between FC Phoenix and Grammarians and Croyland Park Rangers and Rushden Windmill. All pictures by Tony Waugh

Action from the Rushden & District League clashes between FC Phoenix and Grammarians and Croyland Park Rangers and Rushden Windmill. All pictures by Tony Waugh

Welllingborough Allstars still lead the way in Division Four after a 6-0 thrashing of Ringstead Rangers Reserves.

Caleb Upcraft (2), Nathan Haycock (2), Craig Waterman amd James Walsh did the damage for the table-toppers.

FC Hornets were also big winners as they hammered Horseshoe 7-1. Shane Gamble led the way with a hat-trick while support came from Shane Richardson (2), Ashley Taylor and Josh Taylor.

Jack Stanley grabbed the consolation for Horseshoe.

Elsewhere, Darren Sartain (2), Steve Wojdylewicz (2) and Ben Lockley handed Orchard Park Reserves a 5-0 win over FC Phoenix Reserves while Rushden Wheatsheaf Reserves beat bottom club Hawks 3-1.

Chris Simpson, Korey Morgan and Reece Williamson sealed the points while Hawks’ reply came from Chris Poynter.

Punjab United continued their fine start to the Kettering Area Sunday League season as they returned from Broughton Old Boys with a 6-3 win.

The home side took the lead three times though Matus Krehlik (2) and Kevin Norris only for Punjab to level on each occasion but the visitors clinched victory with three late goals.

David Crawford, Jack Hearne and Dayne Wood all hit braces for Punjab.

FC Hornets A collected their first points of the season after beating Orchard Park A 3-0 in the bottom-of-the-table clash.

Josh Taylor gave Hornets a first-half lead, Gareth Craig doubled the advantage and an own-goal completed the scoring.

Leaders New Cottingham were made to work hard before clinching a 3-2 win at Burton Grange.

Grange took an early lead through Mark Sweeny but Adam Witt levelled from the penalty spot.

Simon McGlynn put Grange back in front but an own-goal and a Matthew Sheen effort handed Cottingham the points late on.

Welland Valley were another team to fall behind before securing maximum points in their game against Rising Sun.

Gareth Pope put Sun in front before Robert Read, Abbas Balogun and Tony Bridge put the hosts 3-1 up.

Gary Freeman reduced the arrears but Welland secured a 4-2 success thanks to Tom Whitehouse’s strike.

Area League side AFC Shamrock made progress in the NFA Sunday Cup with a 4-2 success at Denton.

David Sheridan led the way with two goals while the support came from Stephen Harrison and James McGrath.