NGL Hollingsworth Trophy – Group C

Reigning champions Peterborough Milton got off to a winning start in 2018 as they defeated local rivals Oundle 4-1, while Daventry beat Kettering B 5-0.
Although Ian Coleman and Barry Watts got Oundle off to an excellent start, a narrow victory for Scott O’Connor and Bob Duthie in game two pulled Milton back into the contest.
Two more battling home wins in the next two ties secured the victory for Peterborough, before Mark Phillips and Ian Wicks wrapped up the home scoring with a 5&3 triumph.
With Kettering having the opportunity to enter two teams in the Hollingsworth this year, hopes of both qualifying for the last four may already be over after the B team’s heavy loss at Daventry.
Not for the first time, local knowledge was decisive as Daventry recorded a series of solid wins – the best coming from Tom Orcherton and Matthew Simmond (5&4).