THE weekend saw a mixture of cup and league action in the Daventry Sunday League and as always there were a few twists and turns along the way.
Firstly congratulations must go out to Paul Creaney and his Daventry Town Vets team who beat S&L Corby Vets team 2-1 in the NFA Veterans’ Cup Final played at Rushden & Higham.
The excellent game was played in a competitive but friendly manner with typical end-to-end goal-mouth action. Both teams will look back on missed goal scoring opportunities and great individual midfield performances from both teams.
Also in cup action was Casey’s B and Daventry Saxons who were re-playing their previously abandoned Knock Out Cup semi-final match.
Daventry Saxons finally came out 5-4 winners but this game could have easily gone either way.
Casey’s B put in a rousing performance that saw them continually take the lead but were unfortunately outdone by a spirited never-say-die attitude from Dav Saxons. They grabbed a very late winner.
This result now means that Daventry Saxons will face their sister team Daventry Vikings in what will be a very competitive Knock Out Cup Final to be played on Sunday, May 13.
In the league, Club 101 came out 5-1 winners over Daventry Vikings in what can only be described as a shock result in terms of the form book.
But Dave Souter’s team have also claimed the scalp of Onley Utd with a recent 5-1 thrashing.
Also in action was Onley Utd versus Casey’s A team which finished as a 2-2 draw.
This was a very exciting game with Casey’s grabbing a late equaliser with only eight minutes to go.
This keeps them in the hunt to win the Adult Division title.
In the Vets’ Division only one game took place between AEI Rugby and AC Victoria with AEI coming out as narrow winners with a 2-1 scoreline. This was a sterling performance from AC Victoria who, just like Hillmorton, have played fantastic football this season but have not always got what they deserved.