Tuesday Round-up – Poppies knocked out at Northern Star

Craig Adams saw his Wellingborough Town side beat AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2-1 in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup
Craig Adams saw his Wellingborough Town side beat AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2-1 in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup

Kettering Town were dumped out of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup at the first hurdle as Peterborough Northern Star fought back to seal a 2-1 success.

The Poppies took an early lead when Will Muzvimbiri scored from close range after Louis Hamilton had struck a post.

But the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division side hit back before the break through Dan Woods and former Corby Town striker Avelino Vieira headed the winner, shortly after seeing his penalty saved by Charlie Horton.

Wellingborough Town are also through after they beat AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2-1 in the ‘Dog & Duck Derby’.

Jamie Wright’s 20-yard free-kick gave the Doughboys a half-time lead and Jason Turner converted a penalty early in the second half. Lance Allen did pull a goal back for Diamonds but it was not enough as Craig Adams’ side progressed.

In the UCL Premier Division action, Stewarts & Lloyds suffered a shock defeat as Harborough Town – led by new managers Rob Dunion and Gordon Kyle – sealed their first win of the season after six successive defeats.

Harborough took an early lead through Jack Burrows and Martin Anderson made it 2-0 before half-time. Taras Petranyuk made the points safe on 83 minutes while Shaun Goodall hit a late consolation for the hosts.

Desborough Town are still struggling for form and they needed a late Luke Churchill goal to salvage a point against AFC Kempston, who had taken a first-half lead through Jermaine Ivy.

The only game in Division One saw Irchester United claim a 1-1 draw at Northampton Spencer.

The Millers took the lead through the lead through Matt Long but Ryan Lovell hit the Romans’ equaliser six minutes from full-time.

Elsewhere, Burton Park Wanderers made safe progress in the first round of the NFA Junior Cup as they thrashed Northants Combination side Kettering Orchard Park 6-0 at Latimer Park.

Wayne Richardson’s first-half double put the hosts in control and he went on to complete his hat-trick in the second half while Deven Ellwood, Craig Jackson and James Gorman also got in on the act.