ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division leaders Holbeach United maintained top slot with….
…..a 4-1 success at Harborough Town on Saturday.
Two first half Mitch Griffiths goals and a Michael Emery penalty save saw the Tigers take control and second half singles from Jonny Allen and Andy Tidswell sealed the win with Alex McMillan scoring a late home consolation.
Quorn kept pace with the Tigers by beating Sleaford Town 5-2 at Farley Way.
A Tyrone Kirk opener and doubles from Luke Edwards and Kris Nurse made up Quorn’s nap hand before Sleaford replied late on through Liam Tunstall (penalty) and Tony Edwards.
St Ives Town lost ground in a 2-2 home draw with Yaxley, who took a first half lead through Luke Hipwell who was later sent-off.
Two goals in a minute from new recruit Robbie Harris and Jon Stead inched the Saints in front but they were pegged back by Matt Cook’s late spot-kick. St Ives also finished a man down with Dan Newman dismissed late on.
Deeping Rangers edged out Long Buckby 1-0 at Outgang Road with Ash Stevens the marksman early in the second half.
Cogenhoe United won 4-0 at home to bottom club Irchester United with first half goals from Ross Harris, Jamie Russell and Jen Ainge, Karl Bates completing the scoring on resumption.
Newport Pagnell Town were delayed en-route to Blackstones but netted three goals in the last 20 minutes to run out 3-0 winners, Dom Lawless scoring two and Steve Brooks one.
The day’s most exciting encounter saw Shepshed Dynamo win 5-4 at Huntingdon Town.
Dynamo held a three-goal interval lead, thanks to a Steve Chaplin opener and a Liam Fitzpatrick hat-trick, but Jamie Graham’s second goal and further efforts from Declan Rogers and Ben Seymour-Shove hauled Town on terms. The comeback proved in vain as Luke Smith snatched a late Dynamo winner.
The only top flight draw came at AFC Kempston where Craig Grieve’s first half opener for the Walnut Boys was matched by a Ryan Finnegan penalty after the break which gave Stewarts & Lloyds a 1-1 stalemate.
Division One pacesetters Sileby Rangers won 2-1 at home to Raunds Town, who took a first half lead through Alex Wills only for Steve Blackwood to level early in the second period and veteran Kevin Slinn to win it for Rangers late on.
Eynesbury Rovers moved up to second place beating Olney Town 3-0 at Hall Road to complete an eight-day double.
Early goals from Tom Coles and Ben Colmer and a Lee Bassett clincher at the start of the second half took Rovers into the promotion places.
Potton United and Whitworth drew 1-1 at The Hollow where Ryan Lovell’s Flourmen’s opener was matched by Nathan Macrow’s late equaliser for the Royals.
Bourne Town moved up two places with a 5-0 win over Buckingham Town at the Abbey Lawn.
Ben Easson scored two first half goals for the Wakes before missing a penalty, with Tom Caldicott, Mike Feeley and Alec Robinson adding to the score in the second period.
Four Division One clubs joined Sileby in the last eight of the Northants Junior Cup.
Northampton Spencer’s ground was under water so their tie with Bugbrooke St Michaels was switched to Birds Close where the Badgers ran out 4-0 winners with a Will Briscoe hat-trick and Lee Wilson effort, while the other domestic tie went to extra-time, Rushden & Higham United overcoming hosts Burton Park Wanderers 4-2.
Shaun Melville’s Lankies opener was overhauled by a Wayne Brown brace for Burton but Ash Green levelled late on before giving the visitors the lead in extra-time. Jory Mann sealed Rushden & Higham’s progress.
There was a winning start at the helm for new Rothwell Corinthians manager Ben Watts as extra-time goals from Jake Bindley and Ian Hay gave his side a 2-0 win over visiting Milton United.
Ben Sunderland scored a late Thrapston Town winner as they overcame a two-goal deficit to win 4-3 at ICA Sports.
Jordan Cross and two-goal Iain Blaikie were also on the scoresheet for Town.