Wellingborough Town produced one of the most impressive results of the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division season so far as they stunned second-placed Deeping Rangers with a fine 2-1 success at the Dog & Duck.
Michael Boyle-Chong was the hero for the Doughboys when he popped up with the winner in the last minute to send Deeping to their first defeat since losing to AFC Rushden & Diamonds on the opening day of the campaign.
Jason Turner had put Craig Adams’ side in front early in the second half before former Corby Town striker Josh Moreman levelled for the visitors. But it was Wellingborough who had the final say.
Diamonds’ good run of form continued but, like in midweek at Yaxley, they did things the hard way by coming from a goal down to win 2-1 at Sleaford Town.
Tom Siddons put the hosts in front just past the hour mark but Diamonds levelled things up when Jamal Clarke set up Aaron King.
And, just like at Yaxley on Tuesday, it was Alfie Taylor who grabbed the winner for Mark Starmer’s side with 10 minutes to go.
A battling display wasn’t quite enough for Stewarts & Lloyds as they were undone by high-flying Cogenhoe United in the last minute at Compton Park.
Josh Urquhart was the hero for the Cooks as his late strike condemned S&L to a sixth successive defeat.
Desborough Town went down 3-0 at Wisbech Town as two late goals put a flattering look on the scoreline.
Matt Lunn gave the hosts a half-time lead but it wasn’t until the 83rd minute that Tony Battersby made the game safe before Callum Reed rounded things off with a penalty.
Thrapston Town did all their damage in the first half as they claimed a fine 3-0 victory over Bugbrooke in Division One (pictured).
Aidan Bradshaw opened the scoring at Chancery Lane and the lead was doubled by Luke Cummins before Ryan Gormley added the third on 37 minutes to finish the contest.
Rothwell Corinthians’ superb run of form came to an end at Potton United as they lost their first game in 10 outings.
It was looking good for Shaun Sparrow’s side as they held a half-time lead thanks to Ryan Goodband’s goal. But Joe Aris levelled things up early in the second half and the hosts won it thanks to Nick Finney strike.
For the second Friday night in a row, local rivals Irchester United and Whitworth couldn’t be separated.
Seven days on from drawing 2-2, the team shared the points again at Alfred Street.
It looked like hosts Irchester had won it when Jordan Pendered marked his debut with the opening goal on 85 minutes. But the Flourmen didn’t give up and Jamie White sealed a 1-1 draw with just one minute left on the clock.
Burton Park Wanderers moved into the last eight of the NFA Junior Cup as two first-half goals were enough to send them to a 2-1 win at Northampton Delapre.
Dan Spaughton made the breakthrough for the UCL Division One side before Danny Hockridge made it 2-0 before the break. And Wanderers held on despite Robbie Bushell pulling a goal back on 65 minutes.
Holders Rushden & Higham United, however, were on the end of an upset as they were beaten 2-1 by Northants Combination Premier Division side Stanion Redstar at Hayden Road.
John Dean put the visitors in front but Craig Harrower brought the Lankies level on the stroke of half-time.
But Aidy Mann’s side lost their grip on the cup in the last minute when Paddy Daniels struck to send Stanion through.
Pictures from Thrapston Town’s 3-0 win over Bugbrooke by Andrew Carpenter