Local clubs set for Hillier Cup action

Marcus Law is likely to make changes to his starting line-up when Kettering Town head to Daventry Town in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup quarter-finals tonight
Marcus Law is likely to make changes to his starting line-up when Kettering Town head to Daventry Town in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup quarter-finals tonight

The NFA Hillier Senior Cup is back on the agenda this evening (Tuesday) with all four quarter-finals set to be played.

At Hayden Road, AFC Rushden & Diamonds play host to former ground-sharing partners Wellingborough Town.

And while Diamonds boss Andy Peaks expects to make some changes to his team, he insists the county competition is important to him and the club.

“There will be some changes but we will have a strong team out,” Peaks said.

“It’s important for me that we stay on a good run.

“We have been good at home in the last few games and we want to get back to winning ways.

“It’s a great competition and it’s one we want to go as far as possible in.”

Holders Kettering Town will, no doubt, also make changes to their starting line-up when they make the trip to United Counties League Premier Division high-fliers Daventry Town.

The Poppies have knockout football on their agenda for the foreseeable future as they have no game in the Evo-Stik South League Premier at the weekend while they head to Diamonds in the BigFreeBet.com Challenge Cup a week tonight.

The two other last-eight ties will also be played this evening with Brackley Town hosting Peterborough Northern Star while Peterborough Sports entertain Cogenhoe United.

In the UCL Premier Division, meanwhile, there’s a big game at the Waterworks Field as sixth-placed Desborough Town entertain Newport Pagnell Town, who sit in second spot.