Redding hits four as Nomads ease through in the Junior Cup
There were mixed fortunes for the Northants Combination Premier Division sides in the second round of the NFA Junior Cup.
Kettering Nomads stormed through as they thrashed league rivals Burton United 8-0.
Mark Redding led the way with four goals while Chris Difante (2), Shaun Morris and Michael Boyle-Chong completed the rout.
Another all-Combination clash saw Desborough & Rothwell United get the better of S&L Kingswood by a 6-3 scoreline while Tyler Adams’ brace gave Corby Pegasus a 2-0 success over Peterborough Polonia.
But Earls Barton United went out as they were beaten 5-1 at home by Desborough Town Reserves.
In the Premier Division league action, Lewis Fisher’s goal earned Wollaston Victoria a 1-1 draw at Woodford United.
Finedon Volta dropped their first points of the season in Division One as they were held to a 1-1 stalemate by Moulton Spartak.
That allowed Blisworth Reserves to go top as they thrashed Higham Town 7-1 with Dylan Carter scoring the consolation.
Warren Hebbethwaite hit a hat-trick while Luke Hadden and Lee Bruckman were also on target as Corby Strip Mills enjoyed a comfortable 5-1 victory over Brixworth.
Goals from Ben Nelson-Coles, Callum Robert and Matt Watts were not enough for Woodford Wolves as they lost 4-3 at AFC Houghton Magna.
Elsewhere, there were wins for S&L Kingswood Reserves and Weldon United as they beat Milton 2-0 and West Haddon 4-0 respectively.
Steadman Whittaker hit four goals as Wollaston Victoria Reserves maintained top spot in Division Two with 6-2 success over Weldon United Reserves.
Jack Plummer and Jamie White scored the other goals for Wollaston.
Second-placed Corby White Hart Locos were held to a 2-2 draw by Bugbrooke B with Sean King and Bradley Phillips on target for the Corby side while third-placed Yelvertoft were big 9-3 winners over Corby Pegasus Reserves who had Andrew Muir, Jamie Porter and Craig Richards on target.
The Kettering derby went the way of Nomads Reserves as they hammered Orchard Park 8-1.
Ian Hay led the way with a hat-trick while Pete Bevan, Anthony Mottola, Elliot Roberts and Ryan Hawthorn all got in on the act.
Wilby, meanwhile, picked up their second win of the season with a 7-4 success at Moulton Reserves.