NORTHANTS COMBINATION: Nomads seal sixth win of the season

Kettering Nomads have made a good start to the Premier Division season in the Northants Combination and have been boosted by a new kit, which has been paid for by sponsors Golden Eagle Flooring, which is based in Corby Old Village
Kettering Nomads have made a good start to the Premier Division season in the Northants Combination and have been boosted by a new kit, which has been paid for by sponsors Golden Eagle Flooring, which is based in Corby Old Village

Kettering Nomads’ impressive start to the Northants Combination Premier Division season continued as they claimed a 3-0 home victory over Heyford Athletic.

Adam Langley, Michael Boyle-Chong and Mark Redding were on target as Nomads won their sixth game in eight league outings so far in the current campaign.

Desborough & Rothwell United picked up a point in a 1-1 draw at Wootton St George but elsewhere, it was a tough day for the local clubs.

Adam Smith and Adam Findley were on target for Burton United but they remain without a win after they were beaten 5-2 at Spratton.

Corby Pegasus went down 3-0 at home to Woodford United, S&L Kingswood lost by the same scoreline at Harpole and Wollaston Victoria were beaten 4-0 at home by defending champions and current leaders Blisworth.

In Division One, Weldon United suffered their first defeat of the season as they lost 3-2 in their top-of-the-table clash at Blisworth Reserves, who leapfrogged them into third place as a result.

And Higham Town also tasted a loss as they went down 5-2 at Bugbrooke A. Jamie Gould grabbed both goals for Higham.

In the first round of the NFA Lower Junior Cup, Finedon Volta maintained their good start to the season with a 2-0 win at Woodford Wolves as they progressed to the next stage.

Jordan Hay and Kortney Harewood grabbed the goals as Wilby beat Netherton United Reserves 2-0 and Corby Strip Mills also enjoyed safe progress with a 3-0 victory over Kettering Nomads Reserves.

There was penalty shoot-out drama in a couple of ties with Corby White Hart Locos winning 3-2 on spot-kicks after a 2-2 draw with Bugbrooke Reserves.

And Desborough & Rothwell United Reserves won 4-3 on penalties after a goalless draw with Irchester United Reserves.

Kettering Orchard Park went out, however, as they were well beaten 8-0 by AFC Rushden & Diamonds Under-21.