NON-LEAGUE: Star start cup defence in style, more home woe for Stamford

Craig Smith (white shirt) scored for Peterborough Northern Star against Stewart & Lloyds
Craig Smith (white shirt) scored for Peterborough Northern Star against Stewart & Lloyds
0
Have your say

Peterborough Northern Star started their defence of the Hinchingbrooke Cup in style with a 3-0 home win over Stewart & Lloyds last night (October 20).

The in-form United Counties Premier Division side required late goals from Craig Smith and Declan Rogers to see off their First Division opponents. Jake Jefferson had given Star a first-half lead.

Yaxley also made smooth progress in the competition. Goals from Matt Gearing, Ricky Hailstone, Dan Cotton and Jon Stead saw ‘The Cuckoos’ to a 4-0 win at lower level Thrapston.

Bourne bowed out of the United Counties League Cup on penalties after leading three times against fellow Division One outfit Oakham United.

Bourne had hammered Oakham 5-0 in a league game a fortnight ago, but failed to take advantage of goals from Zak Munton (2) and Glenn Spearink.

Spearink, James Zealand and Andy Moss all saw spot-kicks saved by Oakham ‘keeper Simon Dalton in the shoot-out.

And the home misery in the Evo Stik Northern Premier Division for AFC Stamford continued as they went down 2-1 to Halesowen Town at the Zeeco Stadium/

Shawn Richards equalised for ‘The Daniels’ in the second-half, but the visitors responded with a winner 15 minutes from time.

Stamford remain in the relegation zone as a result.

RESULTS


Tuesday, October 20

EVO STIK LEAGUE

Northern Premier Division

Stamford AFC 1 (Richards)

Halesowen Town 2.

HINCHINGBROOKE CUP

Peterborough Northern Star 3 (Jefferson, Smith. Rogers)

Stewart & Lloyds 0

Thrapston Town 0

Yaxley 4 (Gearing, Hailstone, Cotton, Stead)

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

League Cup

First round

Bourne Town 3 (Spearink, Dalton, Munton)

Oakham United 3 (Easson 2, Rothery).

(Oakham won 3-1 on penalties)

FIXTURE

Wednesday, October 21

CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE

League Cup

First round

Holbeach United v Blackstones.