Sunday League - Shoot-out success sends Saxon into Trophy final

Kweensway and Titchmarsh, pictured during an earlier meeting between the two, both enjoyed comfortable victories in Division One of the Rushden & District Sunday League
Kweensway and Titchmarsh, pictured during an earlier meeting between the two, both enjoyed comfortable victories in Division One of the Rushden & District Sunday League
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Rushden & District Sunday League outfit Saxon moved into the final of the NFA Sunday Trophy as they beat AFC Houghton Magna on penalties.

John Bowden and John Lawman scored for the victors as the tie ended 2-2 after extra-time.

Kettering United found their path into the semi-final of the NFA Sunday Shield a smooth one as they beat FC Gallery 5-1.

The goals for Kettering came from Danny Darker (2), Tommy Newman and Will Newman (2).

With nobody able to find the net during normal and added time, Raffertys moved into the final beating Middleton Cheney 3-2 on penalties.

In the Gordon Howes Memorial Trophy fourth round, Sargents downed Isham Rangers 3-2.

Sargents’ goals came from Leigh Butler, Luke Archer and Tom Chambers with Irchester’s replies courtesy of Joe Ebbsworth and Zondi Chumga.

Burton Band moved into round three of the Wells and Young Senior Cup with a 4-2 defeat of Rushden & Higham.

Burton’s scorers were Harry Woodward, Luke Hearne, Pete Jones and Steve Goode with Kevin Dobson and Tyler Merries replying.

In the Rushden League action, Kweensway found their scoring boots as they thrashed leaders Raunds Warriors 7-2.

Ryan Lovell led the way with a hat-trick while Ben Wharton, Ricardo Bennett, Rob Vials and an own-goal did the rest of the damage. Raunds’ consolations came from Nick Harrison and an own-goal.

Titchmarsh consolidated second place with a 4-1 victory over Stirrup Cup as Corey James struck a treble with Adam Hope adding the other. Ben Penney replied for Stirrup.

Colworth climbed off the bottom of Division Two thanks to a 4-2 win over Ventura Vikings.

Paul Babbington (2), Adam Sullivan and Daniel Corp sealed the points to ensure goals from Callum Ward and Dave Tong were in vain.

There was a shock result in Division Three as bottom side Saxon Reserves beat leaders Ranelagh Falcons 3-1 thanks to Ryan Hamilton, Seb King and Wayne Kellingrey. Ranelagh’s scorer was Philip Palmer.

Exiles shared the points with Higham Mill as they drew 3-3. Two own-goals were a help to Exiles who also had Andy Lewis on target while Higham claimed a point thanks to Danny Harris, Dean Brown and Nick Payne.

Rushden Wheatsheaf Reserves opened up a gap at the bottom of Division Four after beating Irchester Romans Reserves 4-1.

Reece Whitwell led the way with a double while Steve Gibbs and Steve Masters were also on target. Lee Parker scored Romans’ consolation.

FC Hornets beat Horseshoe by the odd goal in five as Dave Johnson and Shane Gamble (2) outscored Liam Danns and Peter Thrippleton.