Koriya at the double as Diamonds see off Boston

Fazel Koriya was the two-goal hero for AFC Rushden & Diamonds as they kick started a run of six home games with a 2-1 win over Boston Town at the Dog & Duck.

Koriya put Diamonds ahead with a cool 52nd-minute finish and after Joe Merrill thumped a shot off the underside of the bar, Koriya doubled the lead with his third goal of the season.

He headed home substitute Matt Gearing’s 73rd-minute corner, but Boston soon halved the arrears.

Koriya went close to a hat trick with a shot that struck the post and Diamonds held on for their fifth win in six games in the Premier Division.

Elsewhere in the top flight, Wellingborough Town responded to their 5-0 humbling at home to Holbeach with a 1-1 draw at Sileby Rangers.

Recent signing Dan Spaughton put the Doughboys ahead on 62 minutes - and Dan Dineen cancelled it out 15 minutes later.

Desborough were on the receiving end of a 6-1 hammering at Wisbech Town.

Two-nil behind at the break, Michael Byrne gave Ar Tarn hope five minutes into the second half, but four minutes later, Wisbech restored their two-goal cushion and they went on to add four more to wrap up their biggest win of the season.

In Division One, Wellingborough Whitworth grabbed the headlines with a stunning 7-0 win at leaders Lutterworth Athletic.

Athletic, beaten only once in six previous games, were 3-0 down at the break and Remy Brittain went on to complete his hat trick as Whitworth pulled off the shock result of the season.

Cavell Jarvis added two more and there were further goals from Johnny Hazell and Ryan Baxter.

Athletic stay top of the table, however.

Raunds Town could have knocked them off the top with victory at Thrapston Town on Friday night, but the game ended goalless at Chancery Lane.

Shopmates’ top scorer Dave Townsend twice brought the best out of Thrapston keeper Liam Fox with long-range efforts.

In the game of the weekend, S & L Corby suffered last-minute heartbreak in a seven-goal thriller at Irchester United.

Alex Cross took charge of S & L for the first time and saw his side fight back from 3-1 down to be level at the break through goals from Frazer Glover, Raimondo Gomes and Jake Thompson.

But in the closing moments, Ryan Lovell won it for the Romans with a terrific strike.

Four goals in 12 minutes either side of half time powered Rothwell Corinthians to a 4-1 win at St Neots Town Youth and Saints that takes them up to fifth in the table.

Corinths led at the break through an own goal and Andy White, Ben Johnson and Kyle Locklin added the others in the second half before St Neots pulled one back.

Jordan Pendered’s goal secured Rushden & Higham’s first point for four games in a 1-1 draw with Blackstones and depleted Burton Park Wanderers were thumped 6-0 at ON Chenecks.