It was a good day for Thrapston Town and Desborough Town as both clubs made it through the first qualifying round of the FA Vase.
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One side Thrapston picked up an impressive 2-1 success at March Town with new signing Iain Blaikie being the hero as he grabbed both goals.
Desborough, meanwhile, had few problems in brushing aside Premier Division rivals Huntingdon Town as they romped to a 5-1 victory.
Jon Mitchell’s early opener was cancelled out by Dan Drane but from there, Ar Tarn took control.
Adam Randall and Mitchell made it 3-1 before half-time and two goals in the final 10 minutes from Tom Mills and Dan Kitching rounded it off.
Rothwell Corinthians suffered a 2-1 defeat at Godmanchester but the game was overshadowed by a serious injury to defender John Boss.
The game was held up for an hour towards the end of the contest because of the injury.
Andy White had given Matty Clarke’s side the lead but Godmanchester levelled and then grabbed a late winner.
Wellingborough Town suffered something of a shock exit as they were beaten 3-0 at home by UCL Division One side Bugbrooke.
It was a tough day for the two local sides in action in the UCL Premier Division.
Stewarts & Lloyds were beaten 3-0 at Holbeach United with Andy Tidswell, Sam Mulready and Tommy Treacher making it three wins out of three for the hosts.
Irchester United, meanwhile, were hammered 8-2 at Quorn, despite shocking the hosts with Barry McKenna’s early opener.
Zondi Chunga also scored a consolation to make the score 6-2 in the second half but it was a day to forget for the Romans.
AFC Rushden & Diamonds sit on top of the early standings in Division One after a 3-0 success at Harrowby United.
In-form Alfie Taylor set them on their way with a penalty and he added the second before debutant Jamie Gilsenan completed the scoring.
Whitworth made it two wins out of two with a fine 3-0 home win over Burton Park Wanderers, who have now lost their first two matches.
A Jedd Whiteman own-goal and a Kris Line penalty gave Whitworth a 2-0 half-time lead and Cavell Jarvis made it 3-0 just before the hour mark.
There was a late blemish, however, as Line was sent off along with Burton’s Liam Hanley following a flare up.
Rushden & Higham came from a goal down to record their first win of the season.
They trailed to Wootton after 25 minutes but turned it around before the break through Craig Harrower and James Harrison and that was how it finished.
Raunds Town, meanwhile, slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Potton United with Sam Worthington scoring both goals in the first half.
All the local UCL Premier Division clubs are back in action on Tuesday night.