Sunday League round-up - Millers power into the last four

Action from K-Town Ducks' 2-0 win over Saxon in Division Two of the Rushden & District Sunday League. Pictures by Alison Bagley
Action from K-Town Ducks' 2-0 win over Saxon in Division Two of the Rushden & District Sunday League. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Two of the top teams from Division One of the Rushden & District Sunday League clashed in the quarter-finals of the Gordon Howes Memorial Trophy.

And it was Victoria Millers who moved into the last four as they beat Raunds Warriors 5-1.

Action from K-Town Ducks' 2-0 win over Saxon in Division Two of the Rushden & District Sunday League. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from K-Town Ducks' 2-0 win over Saxon in Division Two of the Rushden & District Sunday League. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Jake Newman hit a hat-trick while Lee Purser and Matt Judge added the others with Billy Gates replying.

Kettering United kept their fine season ticking along nicely with a 4-3 defeat of Shelley Road Reserves as they also moved into the semi-finals.

Danny Darker, Dave Laughton, Lee Deacon and Mark Deacon outscored Aston Pink, Huey Lasenby and Shane Richardson.

Woodford Stars booked their place in the last four of the Wells & Young Senior Cup as Kieron Moore and Mark Northover secured a 2-1 success over Colworth, who replied through Jamie Rayner.

Action from K-Town Ducks' 2-0 win over Saxon in Division Two of the Rushden & District Sunday League. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Action from K-Town Ducks' 2-0 win over Saxon in Division Two of the Rushden & District Sunday League. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Raffertys are into the final of the Karlsports Junior Cup after they edged out Isham Lilacs 3-2.

James Wallace moved on to 20 for the season for Raffertys while Martyn Lambeth and Tony Walker added the others. Will Richards’ brace proved to be in vain for Isham.

In the league action, Titchmarsh moved to the top of the table after a 6-1 thrashing of Irchester Sports.

Corey James led the way with a hat-trick, Leigh Chapman added a double and Jack Wisniewski was also on target. Irchester’s consolation came from Cameron Sarden.

Kweensway picked up three points as they beat Irchester Romans 3-1 thanks to Ben Wharton, Dan Nolan and Shane Hawks. Ryan Cormack was on target for Romans.

Victoria Millers began their annual catch up on fixtures last Friday night as they hammered Romans 11-0 with Deven Ellwood hitting six. The other scorers were Newman, James Mallows, Jonny Hazell, Lee Baxter and Ryan Baxter.

K-Town Ducks continued their push for promotion in Division Two as Darren Halfyard’s brace earned them a 2-0 victory over Saxon.

Isham Rangers remain in the relegation zone after they were beaten 3-1 by Rushden & Higham. James Wood, Lee Stewart and Tyler Merries sealed the points as Manvinder Johal replied.

Orchard Park kept up the pressure at the top of Division Three with a 4-3 verdict over Exiles. Carl Cooper, Khaled Ezzatt, Mark Kelly and Matthew Tin outscored Marcus Lewis (two penalties) and Paul Ridge.

Elsewhere, Dunhill United kept their push for promotion alive with a 14-0 demolition of Ranelagh Falcons.

Kettering United Reserves moved into second place in Division Four as they swapped places with Stanwick Rovers after a 3-0 success. Lee Chester scored twice while Sam Clark added the other.

Croyland Park Rangers beat bottom club Irchester Romans Reserves 6-2. Charlie Price (2), Ashley Nunn, Callum Worrall, Oliver Downer and Ryan Walters did the damage as Irchester replied through Lee Parker and Scott Duggan.

Orchard Park Reserves thrashed FC Phoenix Reserves 8-1 with Samuel Johnson hitting a hat-trick while Callum Attfield, Daniel Woodward, Darren Sartain, Liam Duffy and Lee Sartain also got in on the act. Dan Tilley hit Phoenix’s consolation.

Dan Gray scored the only goal as Rushden Wheatsheaf Reserves picked up three valuable points by beating FC Hornets 1-0 and Horseshore claimed a 5-0 victory over Colworth Reserves.

In the Kettering Area Sunday League, Corby Sporting Club beat New Cottingham 6-2 after extra-time to book a place in the final of the Thornton Cup.

Sporting led 1-0 at the break but Cottingham equalised through Sean Fraser before taking the lead when Adam Muir volleyed home.

But Sporting forced extra-time when a deflected shot found its way in with four minutes to go and they proved too strong in the further 30 minutes as they added four more goals.

In the league action, Welland Valley Panthers claimed a 4-1 victory over Leather Craftsman. Sean Smith gave Panthers a first-half lead before Tom Whitehouse and Paul Gasson extended their advantage.

Chris Denning pulled one back for Leather and they also hit the woodwork twice before Lee Pears finished the game off with Panthers’ fourth.

The top versus bottom clash went with form as Corby Shamrock inflicted a 21-0 hammering on Burton Grange.