Adams steps down as Williams takes over at Doughboys

Craig Adams has stepped down as interim manager at Wellingborough Town with Dave Williams coming in as the new permanent Doughboys boss

Craig Adams has stepped down as interim manager at Wellingborough Town with Dave Williams coming in as the new permanent Doughboys boss

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Craig Adams has stepped down as interim manager at Wellingborough Town.

And the Doughboys have now confirmed that former Rothwell Town boss Dave Williams will take the reins at the Dog & Duck with Jon Mitchell returning to the club as assistant-manager while Stuart Goosey takes on a coaching role.

Adams took charge of Wellingborough for last night’s (Tuesday) ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Knockout Cup win over Long Buckby before the players were introduced to the new management team immediately after the game.

In a statement released this morning, the club said: “Wellingborough Town wish to announce that Craig Adams has decided to step down as first-team manager.

“Craig took the job on an interim basis when Jamie Wright resigned with the option to take the job on a permanent basis.

“This was an agreement that the club had with Craig and it is completely amicable and he will be remaining with the club in a scouting capacity.

“The club would like to place on record our thanks for his help at a difficult time.

“The club have appointed Dave Williams as manager and he will assisted by John Mitchel with Stuart Goosey taking on a coaching role.

“The players were informed of this after last nights game and introduce to the new management team.

“We would like to welcome Dave, John and Stuart and wish them every success in their new appointments.”

Wellingborough beat Long Buckby 2-0 in their preliminary round match last night thanks to goals from Nathan Burrows and Daniel Uche.

Desborough Town caretaker-manager Chris Bradshaw enjoyed a first win since taking over as they beat Deeping Rangers 3-2 at the Waterworks Field, also in the preliminary round of the UCL Knockout Cup.

Jake Bettles put Ar Tarn in front but Scott Coupland levelled before half-time.

Mark Redding regained the lead early in the second period and Dodzi Agbenu made it 3-1. Luke Hunnings pulled one back but Desborough saw it out.

Thrapston Town returned to winning ways in Division One as they beat Whitworth 3-0 at Chancery Lane.

It took just 15 seconds for Cory James to put the hosts in front and a second-half double from Michael Rogers wrapped things up.

Irchester United moved into the top four as they beat Burton Park Wanderers 3-2 to inflict a first defeat on new boss Luke Smith.

Sam Dengel gave the Romans an early lead but Sean King levelled before the break.

Mitch Blande restored Irchester’s advantage but again Wanderers battled back with Shane Hawkes making it 2-2.

However, the decisive moment came on 83 minutes when Ryan Lovell bagged the winner for the high-flying hosts.

Don’t miss all the latest news from the United Counties League in Thursday’s Northamptonshire Telegraph