Rushden & Higham United 3 Irchester United 1
Saturday, 05 April 2008
Rushden & Higham warmed up for their Junior Cup final against Rothwell Corinthians with a confidence boosting league win - only their second in a dozen games.
Three first half goals saw off the Romans at Hayden Road.
Stefan Morris gave Rushden & Higham the lead eight minutes in, turning his marker to fire home from the edge of the box.
Jason Kew joined him on the scoresheet after 29 minutes, collecting a through ball and slotting home, and Morris all but sealed the win a minute before the interval.
Andy Pixton scored an Irchester consolation with five minutes of the game remaining.
Rushden & Higham: Aaron Doughty, Lee Dorrington, Tom Woods, Jason Kew, Wayne Abbott, John Parsons, Billy Reece, Danny Bird, Kris Hall (Karl King), Stefan Morris (Gary Broadway), Curtis Long (Dave Townsend).
Irchester: Ross Chapman (Jimmy Marks), Dave Maguire, Gary Marks, Chris Gell, Neil Garrett, Craig Sturgess, Jason Vaughan, Mark Dudley, Ben Hyams, Michael Betts (Andy Pixton), Dan Richardson.