Peterborough Northern Star booked a place in the Northants Senior Cup Final with an excellent win over higher level Corby last night (March 3).
The city side won the semi-final clash at Chestnut Avenue 2-0 thanks to an early goal from Jordan Macleod and a second-half strike from Jason Kilbride. Goalkeeper Dan George saved a Corby penalty with the score at 1-0.
Star will start as underdogs in the April 21 final against Brackley Town, but Corby play their footbll two divisions higher than the city side.
Deeping Rangers also reached a cup final last night, but they had to work hard to see off lower level Potton in their Hinchingbrooke Cup semi-final at Outgang Road.
The United Counties Premier Division side won 4-3 against Division One opponents despite falling behind early on. It was 2-2 with 15 minutes to go, but two goals from Spencer Tinker, one from the penalty spot, and further goals for Adam Scotcher and Liam Tunstall ultimately proved decisive.
Deeping will play either Peterborough Northern Star, Yaxley or Bourne in the final. Yaxaley and Bourne have yet to play their quarter-final tie.
It now looks like a two-horse race for the Chromasports and Trophies United Counties Premier Division title following Wisbech Town’s last-gasp win at Yaxley last night.
The Fenmen have now won 11 competitive matches in a row after Billy Smith’s 90th-minute winner sealed a 3-2 victory at In2itive Park. Wisbech are now four points behind long-time leaders AFC Rushden and Diamonds and they have a game in hand.
Danny Beaumont fired Wisbech in front eary on, but Yaxley responded with goals from Lewis Stone and David Cobb. Luke Wilson equalised for Wisbech just before the break.
Yaxley have dropped off the pace at the top as have Holbeach who went down 2-1 at Desborough last night. Lee Beeson scored a late consolation goal for ‘The Tigers’ direct from a corner.
Huntingdon lost for the seventh game in a row, 2-1 at Kempston. Danny Barker scored Huntingdon’s goal.
Spalding boss Paddy Rayment was sent off as his side lost a key battle in the race for the Evo Stik Division One South play-offs 1-0 at Gresley. Rayment claimed he was dismissed for calling the refeee ‘useless’.
The Tulips remain fourth in the table, one point clear of seventh-placed Gresley.
Oaddy rayment sent off
March 3 Results
NORTHANTS FA SENIOR CUP
Peterborough Northern Star 2 (Mcleod, Kilbride), Corby 0.
Deeping Rangers 4 (Tinkler 2, Tunstall, Scotcher), Potton 3.
EVO STIK LEAGUE
Division One South
Gresley 1, Spalding 0
UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE
Kempston Rovers 2, Huntingdon 1 (Barker)
Yaxley 2 (Stone, Cobb), Wisbech Town 3 (Beaumont, Wilson, Smith),
Desborough 2, Holbeach 1 (Beeson)