Ian Walker’s first game in charge of Desborough Town ended in defeat as they went down 1-0 at home to Peterborough Northern Star in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.
The only goal of the game came from the penalty spot when Luke Kennedy converted from 12 yards in the 34th minute.
Wellingborough Town slipped to eighth place as they went down 4-2 at Holbeach United with most the damage being done in the first half.
Tommy Treacher put the hosts in front and two goals in five minutes just before the break from Tom Waumsley and Chris Shipley made it 3-0.
Daniel Burke saw red for the visitors and Treacher put the game to bed with his second, although the Doughboys did pull one back through Damon Herbert.
Nat Liburd also marked his debut for Wellingborough with a goal but that was as good as it got.
It was also a tough day for Stewarts & Lloyds as they went down 3-0 to high-flying Yaxley at Occupation Road.
A Rob Hughes penalty put the visitors in front seven minutes before half-time and an emphatic win was confirmed after the break thanks to goals from Luke Hipwell and Wayne Morris.
Burton Park Wanderers completed a fine Division One double over Lutterworth Athletic after an impressive 3-1 success at Latimer Park.
The visitors actually took the lead through Paul Leaver six minutes before the break but Mick Tolton struck to level the contest soon after.
Cavell Jarvis put Burton in front two minutes after the restart and their victory was confirmed when Dan Spaughton added the third.
The local derby at London Road went the way of Whitworth as they produced the perfect response from the 9-1 thrashing at the hands of Deeping in the Knockout Cup last Tuesday.
Remy Brittain gave them an early lead against Raunds Town and it was 2-0 inside 10 minutes thanks to a Gavin Wills own-goal.
The Shopmates pulled a goal back two minutes into the second half through Luke Stevens but Ryan Archer sealed a 3-1 success for the Flourmen late on.
It was also a good day for Irchester United and, in particular, Jordan Pendered as he grabbed both goals in the 2-1 home success over Olney Town.
Pendered opened the scoring on 18 minutes and added another nine minutes after the break to ensure Ian Lindop’s goal for Olney was in vain.
Richard Scott’s reign as Thrapston Town manager started with a 2-0 defeat at Northampton Spencer.
Matt Long gave the hosts the advantage at the break and Luke Bartley rounded it off on 75 minutes.
A topsy-turvy encounter between Bugbrooke and Rothwell Corinthians ended in a 3-3 draw.
Stuart Reid put the Badgers in front early on but Chris Clarke brought Corinthians level before Ben Johnson struck to put them in front on 28 minutes.
But they found themselves 3-2 down at the break as Reid equalised before Dan Healy regained the lead for the home side.
However, Clarke’s second goal of the game on 57 minutes ensured honours ended even.
Rushden & Higham suffered late disappointment as they went down 2-1 at Blackstones as all the goals came in the second half.
Steve Ainge put the Lankies in front on the hour but Addie Staffieri levelled five minutes later and Aidy Mann’s side missed out on a seventh draw in eight outings when Adam Scotcher grabbed the winner with a minute to go.