Sports cruise into the next round

Jake Newman scored both goals for Victoria Millers
Jake Newman scored both goals for Victoria Millers

Karlsports Rushden & Disrict Sunday League side Irchester Sports cruised into the second round of the NFA Sunday Cup with a 6-0 thumping of AFC Trinity.

Andrew Merritt, Jack Dyson (2), Luke Carroll and Tyler Mergers (2) did the damage for Sports.

A Jack Whitlock goal was enough for Woodford Stars as they edged out Northampton Royals while Kweensway needed penalties to beat Midshires Electrical after Cornell Haughton and Jamie Back had scored in a 2-2 draw.

Kweensway goalkeeper Dean King was the hero at the end as he saved their opponents’ final penalty and then stepped forward to score the winning spot-kick.

Jake Newman’s brace ensured Victoria Millers drew 2-2 with Blakesby after extra-time and Millers won through 4-3 in the shoot-out.

Elsewhere, Chris Jones grabbed the consolation as Irthlingborough lost 7-1 to FC Gallery and Stirrup Cup went down 4-0 to Monks Park.

Liam Swane was on target for Saxon but they lost 3-1 to Wootton WMC while Grammarians were beaten 7-3 by Peterborough Parkway, despite having Karl Clarke, Matt Hill and Tyler Amphlett on the scoresheet.

In the league action, Isham Lilacs are the early leaders of Division Two after a 3-1 verdict over Rushden Wheatsheaf thanks to Steve Goode (2) and Ollie Tilley.

Wellingborough Allstars climbed into second place on goal difference with a 3-2 victory over Rushden Rangers.

Craig Waterman hit a double and Lamal Williams added the other for Allstars, meaning Richard Downs’ brace was in vain for Rangers.

Brett Smith hit a hat-trick and Carl Cooper and Jamie Butler were also on target as Orchard Park thrashed Kettering United 5-0.

Stanwick Rovers and Sargents shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with goals from Graham Holmes and Luke Hughes for the former being cancelled out by Josh Potts and Luke Archer.

Hawks maintained their 100 per cent record in Division Three with a 5-2 victory over Ringstead Rangers.

Liam Danns led the way with a brace with Adam Speight, Callum Warrell and Jason Brown also on target while Ally Melia and Liam Bulmer replied.

Welcome United also have a perfect start after Nick Payne’s goal proved to be enough to beat Exiles.

And also maintaining their unblemished start were Croyland Park Rangers who beat FC Phoenix Reserves 3-0 thanks to Connor Bailey, Matt Hale and Richard Betts.

Rikki Monger’s hat-trick saw Risdene Rovers climb into fourth as they beat Orchard Park Reserves 3-0.

And in the other game of the day, Saxon Reserves saw off Beeswing 2-1. Sam Ridings and Will Turner sealed the points while Jack Wyatt scored for Beeswing.