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Weekly Match report by Sophie Mason

Saturday,  21 | 03 | 2015

Duston Garage Reserve Premier Division Cup Final- 19/03/15 James King Blisworth took on Corby Grampian at the home of Sileby Rangers FC. 7 minutes into the game and Blisworth showed they meant business with Dale Lewis scoring against the run of play, 1-0. Corby Grampian had a few shots come their way but to no avail, Blisworth were looking like the dominant side so far.  24 minutes in and Blisworth’s Chris Moore scores from 45 yards out making it 2-0, another Dale Lewis shot sends it to 3-0. Blisworth get caught off guard and Grampian get a goal back after a good volley from Mark Mitchell. Just before the break a left footer from Leon Cosford saw Blisworth 4-1 up going into Half-time. Not long into the second half and Dale Lewis completed his hatrick to make it 5-1. Richard Crockett made use of a corner, 6-1. Blisworth apply the pressure again holding Grampian off well, final score 6-1 to Blisworth. Dale Lewis was awarded Man of the Match. The next Cup final is on: Thursday 26th March at Harborough Town. Gretton vs. Earls Barton United (Reserve Division 1). Duston Garage Premier Division Corby Locomotives struggling at the wrong end of the table put up a good fight against mid table Brixworth All Saints but couldn’t overcome them losing out 2-1. Gretton seem to be losing their form lately suffering another loss 3-0 at the hands of Welford Victoria. Goals from: Tom Horn and Craig Cassidy x2. James King Blisworth keep themselves on track at the top of the table after beating Milton 3-1. Blisworth goals from: Mark Faulkner and Aaron Chilton x2 Kettering Nomads had a comfortable 6-2 win over Ringstead Rangers who lie above Nomads in the league. Earls Barton United travelled away to Moulton and returned very happy after a 5-1 win. Earls Barton goals from: Anthony Abbott, Nathan Burrows, Nicky Charlton, Adam Speight and John Tarry. Bottom makers Stanion Redstar hosted league title contenders Corby Eagles but found them too strong for them losing out 8-1. Stanion goal from: Daniel Partridge. Corby Eagles goals from: Alan Campbell, Chris Caswell, James Ryan, Patrick Daniels x2, David Sheridan x2 and substitute Brian Farrell. Weldon United faced a close game against Roade but just edged the win 2-1 Duston Garage Division 1 Burton United in contention for promotion took on 11th placed Kettering Orchard Park, Orchard Park did a good job of holding Burton off but Burton just managed the win 1-0. Burton goal from: Charles Hull. Corby Grampian and Medbourne made for an interesting game in which neither team could be separated, ending in a 3-3 draw. Grampian goal from: Lee Genner and James O’Neill x2. Corby Pegasus made home advantage count when hosting struggling Wilby. Pegasus put 5 past Wilby without a reply. Pegasus goals from: Iain Blaikie, Scott Grant and Jordan Middleton x3. Daventry Drayton Grange ran rings around Heyford Athletic who found it hard to score. Daventry bagged the points after winning 4-1. Daventry goals from: Leigh Roberts, Darren Taylor and Christopher Trill x2. Wollaston played host to Weedon who only had nine players to start with one more turning up after 20 minutes of game starting. Wollaston scored after 2minutes and after 10 minutes Weedon pulled level and the game remained 1-1 at half time. Wollaston did not have things all their own way in the second half with Weedon taking the lead and with 15 minutes to go a long throw launched into the box saw Wollaston pull level, game ending 2-2. Wollaston goals from: Jason Crawley x2. Weedon goals from: Benjamin Drinkwater x2. 7th placed Wootton St George held league leaders Clipston to a well deserved 3-3 draw. Clipston goals from: Simon Barby, Tony Bridge and Ryan Durran. Duston Garage Division 2 Finedon Volta are finding a bit of form and upset Sprattons chances of challenging for top spot with a 1-0 win. Bottom markers Grange Park Rangers came up against Wellingborough Rising Sun who are challenging for honours and Rising Sun made the trip worthwhile with an 8-0 win. Higham Town gave league leaders Corby Shamrock a very good game and they took the league leaders to the wire and they managed a 3-2 win to keep them in top spot. Stan wick Rovers who over the last few weeks have had some good results could not keep the run of form going losing 4-1 to FC Titchmarsh. West Haddon Albion took full advantage of under strength Kislingbury with an 11-0 victory to lift them into mid table. Duston Garage Division 3 Cup A local cup derby between Northampton Falcons and Northampton Mereway saw the visitors go through to reach the final 1-0 to reach the final of another competition, already being in the final of NFA Area Cup. Desborough & Rothwell United are on course to defend the cup they won last year after an away win over Wellingborough Aztecs by 4-2. Duston Garage Division 3 Corby United overcame Kettering Ise Lodge to lift them up the table by 5-3 recording their 6th win in 22 games. Irthlingborough Town could not make home advantage count against Wellingborough Gleneagles going down 3-1. Town’s goal coming from: Gary Bellamy. Northampton Obelisk had a hard fought game against Yardley United with both sides playing good football and neither team could be separated after 90 minutes finishing 2-2. Northampton Falcon United at one time league leaders put themselves back on course with a 3-0 home win over Corby Strip Mills. Duston Garage Reserve Premier Division  League leaders James King Blisworth Reserves could only manage a draw away to bottom markers Brixworth Reserves the game finishing 1-1.Blisworth goal from: Louis Lynes. A local derby saw Harpole Reserves earn a draw against Bugbrooke A 1-1 with Hassam Mumin scoring for Bugbrooke ‘A’ keeping them mid table. Ringstead Rangers Reserves hauled themselves one place up the table with a home win over Kettering Nomads by 3-1. Weldon United Reserves made the long trip over to Roade Reserves and the journey was not a successful one as they came home empty handed Roade Reserves winning 2-1 Duston Garage Reserve Division 1 Corby Eagles Reserves will finish as runners up as their two games in hand are not enough to overtake the league leaders. Eagles Reserves scored five against Medbourne Reserves today with three in reply. Earls Barton United Reserves warmed up for their cup final on the 26th March with a 4-2 win over Spratton Res leaving them level on points with 3rd placed Weldon ‘A’. Weldon United ‘A’ could lose out on third spot after going down to league leaders Gretton Reserves by 3-0. Gretton goals from: Ashley Duffy, Matthew Graham and Ben Walkerdine. Duston Garage Reserve Division 2 Corby Shamrock Reserves are finding the number of games they have has started to catch up with them and lost at home to Daventry Drayton Grange Reserves by 5-1. Goals for Daventry from: Rhys Collins x2, David Robinson, Jarred Green and Joe Pidgeon. Bugbrooke ‘B’ put paid to Desborough & Rothwells Reserves run of wins with a 5-0 win to leave them one point behind the league leaders with 6 games in hand. Bugbrooke ‘B’ goals from: Craig Ball, Daniel Clark, Alex Osborne, Calum Smith and Jon Tiley. Kettering Orchard Park still remain bottom of the table after failing to see off West Haddon Albion Reserves in a very close game with West Haddon winning 4-3. Daniel Smith x3 and Karl Shingler on target for West Haddon.
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