Corby Town and Desborough Town were both knocked out of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup last night (Wednesday).
A much-changed Steelmen line-up suffered a 4-0 defeat to Vanarama National League North side Brackley Town in their quarter-final clash at Steel Park while Ar Tarn went down 2-0 to Brackley Town Saints at the R Inn Stadium.
Corby boss Steve Kinniburgh rang the changes ahead of his team’s big Evo-Stik League South Division One Central clash at Peterborough Sports this weekend.
And goals from Gareth Dean, Daniel Nti (2) and Shaun Jeffers sent Brackley through.
Kinniburgh said: “We gave an opportunity to a few of the boys who have been on the fringes and I thought two or three of them made a point and showed they are pushing for the starting 11.
“They came here with a strong squad and I thought we competed but we lost three set-pieces, which is a bit disappointing.
“Overall, I am disappointed to go out of the cup but I was pleased with some individual performances.”
The two Brackley sides join Cogenhoe United and AFC Rushden & Diamonds in the last four of the competition.