Sunday League round-up - Jordan’s treble helps Sporting Club into the last eight

It was another good weekend for FC Phoenix as they moved 12 points clear of Division Three in the Rushden & District Sunday League
It was another good weekend for FC Phoenix as they moved 12 points clear of Division Three in the Rushden & District Sunday League

Kettering Area Sunday League side Corby Sporting Club booked their place in the quarter-finals of the NFA Sunday Trophy with a 5-2 defeat over Desborough Benels.

Jordan Lindsay and Derek Stewart netted in the first half, which ended at 2-2, and further goals from Lindsay (2) and Michael Kerfoot sealed the win.

Rising Sun exited the NFA Sunday Shield as they went down 5-0 to Northampton Barratts Nomads. With a weakened side, Sun battled hard but were comfortably beaten.

In the league, Welland Valley Panthers took the points from a 2-0 win over Burton Grange. Tom Whitehouse scored a goal in each half of a bad-tempered affair to ensure Panthers left with the spoils.

DBFC and The Leather Craftsman shared the points as they drew 3-3. Leather led three times but DB fought back on each occasion to stay in touch.

DB’s goals came from a Del Simmons hat-trick with Leather’s courtesy of Liam Robertson, Jamie Brind and Mike Cuocco.

Rushden & District League side Raffertys cruised through to the next stage of the NFA Sunday Shield with a 6-2 success against league rivals Croyland Park Rangers.

Tony Walker (2) led the way for Raffertys while Ashley Hunt, James Wager, James Wallace and Jay Hudson-Brown also found the net.

Croyland’s replies came from Callum Worrall and Corey Abbott.

After weeks of waiting, Orchard Park finally played Roade in the third round of the NFA Sunday Vase but were beaten 3-1. Jamie Butler was on target.

In the Rushden League’s Wells & Young Senior Cup, Burton Band moved into the next round with a 3-0 victory over Irchester Romans. Steve Goode (2) and Sam Hawkes did the damage.

There was a close contest in the second round of the Karlsports Junior Cup as Isham Lilacs just edged out Orchard Park Reserves by the odd goal in seven.

Will Richards hit a hat-trick for Lilacs with Kirt Bird adding the other and that was enough for victory, despite replies from Darren Sartain, Jamie Driver and Samuel Johnson.

Home advantage proved the key in the two Gordon Howes Memorial Trophy third-round matches.

Victoria Millers beat Stirrup Cup 3-0 thanks to Jamie White, Joe Judge and Jonny Hazel while Duane Hall and Karl Cornwell handed Saxon a 2-0 success over Colworth.

In the league action, Woodford Stars moved into second place in Division One with a 4-0 victory over Shelley Road. Martin Kane (2), Daryl Smith and Mark Northover were on target.

FC Phoenix opened up a 12-point gap at the top of Division Three with a 3-0 victory over Exiles thanks to goals from Dan Corp, Jon Tite and Ryan Knight.

Dunhill United moved into third with an 8-1 thumping of Wellingborough Allstars. Antony Lawrence and Daniel Parker both scored hat-tricks with John Tarry and Liam Leonard adding the others. The consolation came from Daniel Lang.

Ranelagh Falcons claimed the points by the odd goal in nine as they beat Higham Mill. Kaz Oakenful, Kyle Rhoden, Marc Redden and Tyler Smith’s brace sealed the points.

Stanwick Rovers maintained their unbeaten record and moved to the summit in Division Four thanks to a 4-1 success against Rushden Wheatsheaf Reserves.

Jake Burgess hit a hat-trick and was supported by Paul Norton while Jordan Martin scored Wheatsheaf’s lone reply.

FC Phoenix Reserves beat Colworth Reserves 5-2 thanks to goals from Dan Tilley (2), Danny Mimer, Shane O’Meads and Stuart Fenemore. Colworth’s scorers were Jamie Elliott and Kenny Simmonds.

Kettering United Reserves beat Irchester Romans Reserves 4-2 as Brendan Smith, Chris Roscoe with a double and Sam Clark sealed the points. Irchester replied through Blane Harvey and Lee Parker.

Horseshoe and Risdene Rovers shared the points in a 2-2 draw as Mark Bell and Nathan Burrows saw they goals cancelled out by Kevin Pratt and Rick Monger.