Thrapston Town maintained their impressive start to the new ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One season as they beat managerless Burton Park Wanderers 3-0 at Latimer Park.
Top scorer Jedd Whiteman gave Thrapston the lead on 16 minutes before Luke Waterhouse doubled the advantage soon after.
And Whiteman’s ninth of the season wrapped things up and left Wanderers still searching for their first point of the season.
Irchester United also enjoyed a derby success as they moved into the top six thanks to a 2-0 victory over Raunds Town.
Ryan Lovell opened the scoring 10 minutes into the second half and a late goal from Nathan Heycock confirmed the win.
Whitworth picked up a much-needed second win of the season as they ran out 4-1 victors at Woodford United.
Jamie White gave the Flourmen a 1-0 half-time lead and the same player made it 2-0 on 57 minutes before James Weale pulled one back for the hosts.
However, Cavell Jarvis put the game to bed with the third with six minutes to go before Matty Judge completed the scoring.
Rushden & Higham United suffered a shock first-round exit in the NFA Junior Cup as they were beaten 4-2 by Northants Combination Premier Division leaders JK Blisworth at Hayden Road.
Michael Betts’ brace put Blisworth in control at the break and Dale Lewis also struck twice in the second half to make it 4-0.
Jack Dyson and Lewis O’Dell were on target for the Lankies in the final five minutes but they proved to be only consolations.
There were no such problems for UCL Division One leaders Stewarts & Lloyds as they cruised through to the second round with an 8-0 demolition of Northampton Spencer Reserves at Occupation Road.
Chris Caswell struck twice in seven first-half minutes before Steve Harrison made it 3-0 at the break.
The next three goals were scored by David Sheridan who completed his hat-trick in the space of 33 minutes.
Mark Forbes made it 7-0 and Harrison had the final word when he completed the scoring with two minutes remaining.