NGL Hollingsworth Trophy – Group D

Northampton’s hopes of qualifying for the last four are almost certainly over after they lost by a single point at Northants County.

After losing their opening match of the campaign at home to Staverton the previous weekend, the Harlestone club started slowly as they lost the third game with several holes still to complete.

Although David Goldman and Darren Gould (6&5) responded for the visitors, County were always in control as they clinched two more points on the 16th hole. Northampton, who took the other point through Steve Eborall and Craig Groom, will now need to win their final two matches by wide margins to have any chance of topping the group.