Sunday League - Josh hits nine as Warriors run riot

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Josh Davis scored nine goals as Raunds Warriors destroyed Irchester Sports 21-0 in Division One of the Rushden & District Sunday League.

Danny Tarr hit six while Alex Wills (3), Carl Mallett (2) and David Cooper added the others.

Raunds are second after Woodford Stars climbed to the top, despite a 3-3 draw with FC Whitworth.

Woodford’s Jason Vaughn (2) and Martin Kane saw their goals cancelled out by Jory Mann, Roy Wilmott and Ryan Cormack.

Elswhere, Titchmarsh still have a 100 per cent record after Corey James (2), Fraser Smith and Liam Hanley sealed a 4-2 victory over Victoria Millers who replied through Matt Judge and Theo Alcinder.

Kweensway beat Irchester Romans 4-1 thanks to Ben Wharton (2), Cornell Houghton and Dan Turrichi. Irchesters consolation came from Tony Sinclair. Jamie Fane scored the only goal as Stirrup Cup beat Burton Band.

Rushden Wheatsheaf climbed to second in Division Two with a 5-2 victory over Ventura Vikings.

Dave Townsend led the way with a hat-trick while Karl King and Nick Lobb were also on target. Viking’s replies came from Ashley Harrison and Liam Annis.

Grammarians picked up their first win of the season when beating Saxon 5-2.

TJake Hughes, Kaz Rossitor, Leroy Shelley, Troy Stevenson and Tyler Amphlett did the damage while Saxon found the net through Duane Hall and Liam Swane.

FC Phoenix lost their 100 per cent record in Division Three as they went down 3-1 to Saxon Reserves. Carl Standish (2) and Ryan Hamilton outscored Ryan Knight.

Orchard Park moved into third with a 5-0 victory over Exiles with Brett Smith (3), Carl Cooper and Jamie Butler on target.

Dunhill United gave Ranelagh Falcons a lesson in finishing as they beat them 7-0. Antony Lawrence, Darren Parker, Jason Crawley (2) and Simon Anderson (2) were amongst the goals.

A high-scoring affair saw Wellingborough Allstars beat Higham Mill 7-5.

Allstars won it thanks to doubles from Brady Smith and Daniel Lang, David Ward, Jon Major and Ricky Tuzzeo. Higham’s replies came from Chris Lewis, Danny Harris (2), Dean Brown and Nick Payne.

Shelley Road Reserves and Isham Lilacs could not be separated as they drew 1-1. Shelley’s Trevor Holland saw his goal cancelled out by Matt Smith.

Stanwick Rovers stayed top of Division Four as Jake Burgess’ penalty sealed a 1-0 victory over FC Phoenix Reserves.

Raffertys maintained their 100 per cent record with a 5-2 victory over Horseshoe thanks to goals from Ashley Hunt, Jack Stevens, James Wager and Martyn Lambeth (2). Horseshoe’s consolations came from Jake Hopkinson and Mark Bell.

Croyland Park Rangers sent Rushden Wheatsheaf Reserves to the bottom on goal difference with a 5-2 win.

Corey Abbott hit a brace, David Harris, Jake Gillingwater and Stephen Grieves won it for Croyland while Jamie Jamie Elliott and Steve Masters replied.

FC Hornets picked up their first win of the season with a 4-1 victory over Kettering United Reserves. Adam Harris, Craig Townsend, Nathan Graham and an own-goal sealed the points with United’s response coming from Chris Roscoe.

Rushden League side Sargents fell at the first hurdle in the NFA Sunday Trophy as Steve Kennett grabbed the consolation from the penalty spot in a 3-1 defeat to Netherton Reserves.

Risdene Rovers were awarded a walkover against Netherton United in the first round of the NFA Sunday Shield while Colworth were beaten 4-2 by AF Mato at the first stage of the Bedfordshire FA Sunday Lower Junior Cup.

Colworth Reserves, meanwhile, lost 9-0 to Coop Sports in the Bedfordshire FA Centenary Cup.

Broughton Old Boys needed extra-time to get the better of Burton Grange in the first round of the Kettering Area Sunday League’s Thornton Cup.

Broughton led 1-0 and 2-1 in normal time but were pegged back by David Finnegan’s brace.

However, the Old Boys won it with two further goals in the extra period as Paul de Fusco (3) and Kevin Norris sent them through.

Anthony Stobart, Terry Baldwin and Mark Searle did the damage as The Bar FC beat Lakeside Rangers 3-0 while Corby Shamrock were awarded a walkover against DBFC.

In the league action, a see-saw game between Welland Valley Panthers and New Cottingham saw the former grab a point in the last minute.

There was an incredible moment as Cottingham goalkeeper Lewis Everett saw his long kick upfield bounce one and go over his opposite number’s head to give his team a 2-1 lead at the time.

But the game ended in a 4-4 draw as Adam Muir, Steven Torrance and Joe Bennett added to their goalkeeper’s goal while Nikki Bell scored all four for Welland.

Rising Sun held a 1-0 lead at half-time in their clash with Leather Craftsman thanks to Owen Bell’s goal.

But Leather were a different team after the break and eventually ran out 4-1 winners with Liam Roe equalising before Jamie Brind, another from Roe and Gavin Cross completed the win.