Doughboys battle back for a crucial success

Action from the 2-2 draw between ON Chenecks and Raunds Town in Division One. Pictures by Dave Ikin
Action from the 2-2 draw between ON Chenecks and Raunds Town in Division One. Pictures by Dave Ikin

Wellingborough Town produced an excellent second-half fightback as they moved out of the bottom two in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division after a fine 2-1 success at Northampton Spencer.

The hosts had only been beaten once in their previous eight matches and looked on course for another win when Ryan Ansell struck before half-time.

Action from the 2-2 draw between ON Chenecks and Raunds Town in Division One. Pictures by Dave Ikin

Action from the 2-2 draw between ON Chenecks and Raunds Town in Division One. Pictures by Dave Ikin

However, the Doughboys battled back and Dan Stewart levelled with 15 minutes to go before Adam Randall hit the winner to move his side three points clear of the drop zone.

Luke Cummins was the late, late hero for Desborough Town as their good form continued with a 1-1 draw against Wisbech Town at the Waterworks Field.

The visitors took the lead in the second half through Danny Beaumont but, with the game into six minutes of stoppage-time, Cummins scored to earn Ar Tarn a point.

Rothwell Corinthians slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Sleaford Town.

Action from the 2-2 draw between ON Chenecks and Raunds Town in Division One. Pictures by Dave Ikin

Action from the 2-2 draw between ON Chenecks and Raunds Town in Division One. Pictures by Dave Ikin

George Asplin grabbed the only goal of the game on 67 minutes to earn the hosts a fourth win in a row.

Stewarts & Lloyds were brought back down to earth with a bump in Division One as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at Potton United.

Just a few days after beating leaders Peterborough Sports, the Foundrymen were on the wrong end of the scoreline despite Michael Byrne giving them the lead.

Gary Ansell-Carter equalised before half-time and the same player sealed the points late on.

S&L are now five points behind second-placed ON Chenecks after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Raunds Town.

Ben Lewington opened the scoring to put Chenecks 1-0 up but the Shopmates hit back to lead at half-time thanks to Josh Davis and Dave Townsend.

However, a Chris Jones own-goal with 14 minutes to go salvaged a point for the hosts.

Rushden & Higham United were beaten 3-0 at Peterborough Sports, who got things back on track after two successive losses.

Goals from Karl Gibbs, Avelino Vieira and Josh Sanders were enough to sink the Lankies.

Thrapston Town maintained their good form with a 1-1 draw at Long Buckby.

Simon Barby put the hosts in front but Dodzi Agbenu struck to earn Thrapston a point.

Irchester United suffered a 4-2 defeat at Bourne Town, who opened the scoring through Zak Munton before Jack Humphries doubled the lead in the second half.

Kris Line pulled one back for the Romans but Aaron Jesson made it 3-1 and, although Line scored again, the game was up when Dan Schiavi hit Bourne’s fourth.

Whitworth’s clash with Olney Town went with form as the visitors claimed a 3-0 success thanks to Aaron Murrell (2) and Danny Webb.

Bottom side Burton Park Wanderers had their resistance ended late on as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at Blackstones.

There were just 11 minutes remaining when Calum Parker grabbed what proved to be the winner for the hosts.