Daventry reached the final of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup for the second year in succession by beating UCL Premier Division outfit Peterborough Northern Star in Tuesday’s semi-final.
Goals from Scott Cross, Ashley Robinson, Neil King and Tom Lorraine ensured a return visit to the Sixfields Stadium, the home of Northampton Town, next April.
In the final, Daventry will played either Cogenhoe United - who thrashed Corby Town 4-0 in their quarter-final on Tuesday - or Long Buckby.
Daventry endured heartbreak at Sixfields in last season’s final, slipping to a 3-1 defeat to Corby, with former left-back Callum Burgess scoring the consolation goal for Daventry.
Daventry boss Darran Foster said: “The lads showed a great attitude out there, especially as there were only nine fit players.
“Both Scott Cross and Tom James were carrying injuries, and unfortunately it looks like Scott has made his injury worse!
“With the change of formation, it was encouraging that all three strikers got on the score sheet. It was an excellent win, PNS are a good side, and we had to work hard to achieve our victory.
“Defensively Guy Sanders looks as though he nearly back to his best and there were good performances from Ash Deeney and Joe Henderson. It was also good to see Liam Dolman come through the last 25 minutes unscathed.”
On Saturday Daventry travel to St Ives in the Calor League and next Tuesday they host strugglers Chertsey Town.
Peterborough Northern Star 0 Daventry 4
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Hillier Cup Semi Final
Chestnut Ave, Peterborough
Daventry: Cerga Iustin, Ashley Deeney, Tom James, Joe Henderson, Guy Sanders, Neil King, Ross Oulton, Ryan Howell, Tom Lorraine, Ashley Robinson, Scott Cross (Dolman 70mins).
Scorers: Scott Cross 20mins, Ashley Robinson 35mins, Neil King 50mins, Tom Lorraine 72mins
MOM: Neil King
In the book: None