Sunday League - Liam’s hat-trick helps send Saxon through

Wellingborough Phoenix were celebrating again as they moved nine points clear at the top of Division Three in the Rushden & District League after a 6-1 success over Shelley Road Reserves

Wellingborough Phoenix were celebrating again as they moved nine points clear at the top of Division Three in the Rushden & District League after a 6-1 success over Shelley Road Reserves

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Saxon moved into the fourth round of the NFA Sunday Trophy thanks to a 4-3 extra-time win over Northampton Manfield Rangers.

On a weekend that saw a number of matches postponed once again, the Rushden & District League side advanced thanks to Liam Swane’s hat-trick and a goal from Karl Cornwell.

In the second round of the Karlsports Junior Cup, Croyland Park Rangers squeezed past Horseshoe 3-2.

Corey Abbott’s double and Callum Worrall’s goal won it as Horseshoe replied through Craig Gilbert and Mark Bell.

In the league action, Danny Fridd hit a double hat-trick as Raunds Warriors moved clear at the top of Division One with an 8-3 success over Irchester Romans.

Danny Tarr and Jay Falaize were also on target for the leaders while Dean Mayes, Jory Mann and Ryan Cormack found the net for Romans.

In Division Three, FC Phoenix opened up a nine-point gap at the top with a 6-1 victory over Shelley Road Reserves.

Jon Tite (2), Cal MaCall, Kojo Darkwa, Ross Gilby and Ryan Knight were the Phoenix scorers as Paul Eckins hit the consolation.

The only game in Division Four saw Colworth Reserves double their points for the season with a 3-1 win over bottom club Rushden Wheatsheaf Reserves.

Adam Sullivan, Clive Wears and Nick Richards sealed the points for Colworth while Wheatsheaf’s lone reply came from Jordan Martin.

The only game to survive in the Kettering Area Sunday League resulted in Corby Shamrock claiming a 4-0 victory over Broughton Old Boys.

Paul Caswell and Lee Garvie gave them a 2-0 lead at the break before Danny McShefferty’s penalty and a second for Garvie settled the contest.