Sunday League round-up - Tom and Matt in the goals as Isham ease through

Action from Kettering United's 8-0 win over Thorpland Club 81 in the NFA Sunday Vase. Pictures by Steven Prouse

Action from Kettering United's 8-0 win over Thorpland Club 81 in the NFA Sunday Vase. Pictures by Steven Prouse

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Tom Watkins scored five and Matt Smith hit four as Isham Lilacs made short work of the all-Rushden & District Sunday League clash with Saxon Reserves in the first round of the NFA Sunday Vase.

Will Richards’ double added to Lilacs’ tally as they secured an 11-2 success. Ashley Marston scored both goals for Saxon.

Action from Kettering United's 8-0 win over Thorpland Club 81 in the NFA Sunday Vase. Pictures by Steven Prouse

Action from Kettering United's 8-0 win over Thorpland Club 81 in the NFA Sunday Vase. Pictures by Steven Prouse

Kettering United eased through with an 8-0 victory over Thorplands Club 81 thanks to Tommy Newman (3), Sean Hamblin (2), Dave Laughton, Kane Robinson and Nathan Gasson.

Exiles picked up their first win of the season to move into the second round as they beat Brafield 3-2. The goals came from James Lawlor, Lawrence Gardner and Shaun King.

Shelley Road Reserves went out to AFC Hackleton 5-2, despite efforts from Paul Eckins and Paul Jones.

Wellingborough Allstars also lost as David Ward’s goal was the only consolation in a 6-1 loss to St Margarets.

Action from Kettering United's 8-0 win over Thorpland Club 81 in the NFA Sunday Vase. Pictures by Steven Prouse

Action from Kettering United's 8-0 win over Thorpland Club 81 in the NFA Sunday Vase. Pictures by Steven Prouse

The only Kettering Area Sunday League side involved at the weekend were Welland Valley Panthers, who progressed to the next stage.

They fell behind to Northampton Crown & Cushion but levelled before half-time through Tom Whitehouse.

And Panthers completed a 3-1 win after the break with substitute Tony Bridge putting them in front before a late strike from Sean Smith secured their spot.

In the Kettering Area League action, Corby Sporting Club and Burton Grange were goalless at half-time and when Sporting had a man sent off 10 minutes into the second half, Burton looked favourites.

Action from Kettering United's 8-0 win over Thorpland Club 81 in the NFA Sunday Vase. Pictures by Steven Prouse

Action from Kettering United's 8-0 win over Thorpland Club 81 in the NFA Sunday Vase. Pictures by Steven Prouse

But, in a remarkable twist, the Corby club’s 10 men smashed in seven goals without reply to complete a fine win. Danny White (3), Ryan Hall, Jordan Lindsay, Michael Kerfoot and Andy Turner did the damage.

Owen Bell’s hat-trick was not enough for Rising Sun as Broughton Old Boys claimed a 6-3 victory as Colin Thow (3), Paul De Fusco and an own-goal contributed to the success.

The Bar FC raced into a 3-0 lead inside 12 minutes against Leather Craftsman.

But Leather fought back and Jamie Brind pulled one back before the break and further efforts from Chris Denning and Mike Ruocco earned their team a point, although they had more chances to win it.

Chris Tilley (2), Chris Bright (2), Ben Johnson, Rick Langley and Lewis Smith were on target for DBFC as they thrashed New Cottingham 7-1.

There was plenty of cup action in the Rushden & District League with Woodford Stars claiming a place in the third round of the Wells & Young Senior Cup thanks to a 4-1 victory over Rushden Wheatsheaf.

Connor Gordon, Daryl Smith, David Benbow and Mark Northover scored the goals for Stars while Wheatsheaf’s reply came from Ashley Green.

Croyland Park Rangers saw off Rushden Wheatsheaf Reserves in the first round of the Karlsport Junior Cup by a 3-1 scoreline thanks to Oliver Downer (2) and Danny Wilkins. Wayne Chapman replied.

FC Hornets thrashed Kettering United Reserves 7-3 in the first round of the Gordon Howes Memorial Trophy.

Chris Hall, Daryll Hester, Dave Johnson, Liam Craig, Shane Gamble with a double and Shane Macload did the damage while Kettering’s replies came from Adrian Langley and Chris Roscoe.

Stanwick Rovers proved too strong for Irchester Romans Reserves as they beat them 7-1.

Ash Hilton (3), Daniel Smith, Danny Stuart, Jake Burgess and Paul Norton were on target for Rovers with the consolation coming from Shane Beal.

Horseshoe squeezed past Risdene Rovers 4-3 thanks to doubled from Jake Hopkinson and Killian Easton. Risdene’s replies came from John Webb, Mick Burch and Rick Monger.

Raunds Warriors climbed to the top of the Division One table on goal difference with a 4-2 victory over Burton Band.

Danny Tarr, Lee Dorrington, Scott Manning and William Gates won it for Warriors with Steve Goode (2) scoring Burton’s goals.

Titchmarsh maintained their 100 per cent record with a 3-1 victory over Kweensway. Ben Morgan scored twice and was backed up by an own-goal. Dan Turrichi replied.

Shelley Road picked up all the points in a 5-2 win over FC Whitworth with Brigan Charles (2), Lamar Taylor, Lee Chester and Luke Barnes doing the damage. Aidy Mann and Jory Mann scored for Whitworth.

Irchester Romans picked up their first points of the season in a 2-1 victory over Stirrup Cup. Romans’ goals came from Korey Morgan and Tony Sinclair as they outscored Shay Vanzwanenberg.

K-Town Ducks maintained their 100 per cent record in Division Two with a 3-0 victory over Saxon.

Dan Barker, Hassan Mumin and Matt Fox were on target for the high-fliers.

Rushden & Higham moved into third place as goals from Ben Bleasdale, Daniel Smith, Kevin Dobson, Lee Steward and Tony Graham sealed a 5-3 win over Colworth, who replied through Paul Babbington (2) and Adam Sullivan.

Isham Rangers and Grammarians could not be separated as they drew 1-1. Oliver Turner struck for Isham but his goal was cancelled out by Tyler Amphlett.

In the top-of-the-table clash in Division Three, FC Phoenix went to the summit after edging a 13-goal thrillier 7-6 against Orchard Park.

Kael Talbot (3), Kojo Darkwa (2), Ross Gilby and Shaun Melville won it for Phoenix as the efforts of Jamie Butler (2), Ben Lockley, Carl Cooper, Samuel Johnson and an own-goal proved to be in vain.

Higham Mill earned the points by beating Dunhill United by the odd goal in nine.

Nick Pain hit four and Dan Arnold added the other for Higham while Dunhill’s replies came from James Haddon, Jason Crawley and Liam Leonard with a double.

Raffertys maintained their 100 per cent record and went top of Division Four with a 5-1 victory over Orchard Park Reserves.

Brinsley Elliott, James Wallace (2) and Tony Walker (2) won it while Liam Duffy scored the consolation.