Flourmen ready to go for promotion

Whitworth will be promoted to the United Counties League Premier Division if they win at Lutterworth Athletic tomorrow
Whitworth will be promoted to the United Counties League Premier Division if they win at Lutterworth Athletic tomorrow

James Mallows wants to see Whitworth’s hard work rewarded as they go for promotion in Division One of the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League tomorrow (Saturday).

The Flourmen’s 5-2 victory over Potton United last weekend was coupled with Bugbrooke losing 1-0 at Irchester, meaning Mallows’ team will be promoted to the Premier Division if they win at Lutterworth Athletic.

A local derby at Irchester rounds off what could be a memorable campaign on Monday (11am kick-off). But boss Mallows doesn’t want to wait until then.

“We don’t want to be hanging on until Monday because it will be a really tough game at Irchester,” the Flourmen manager said.

“They did us a massive favour last weekend, it was nice for us to get back to winning ways and now we have the chance to be promoted.

“All the hard work that started in August can be rewarded with one more win and we just have to go to Lutterworth and do what we have been doing all season.

“The lads have worked so hard, we don’t have a budget and it will be a great story if we can finish the job off.”

The Division One season draws to a close this weekend.

Thrapston Town host Stewarts & Lloyds at Chancery Lane tonight (Friday) night while the Foundrymen round off their campaign at Oakham United on Easter Monday.

Bottom side Burton Park Wanderers face Melton Town in their last game of the season at Latimer Park tomorrow while Raunds Town will look to make it nine games without defeat at the end of the league campaign when they head to Potton United.

Local derbies dominate proceedings in the Premier Division over the Easter weekend.

Tomorrow, in-form Wellingborough Town head to Rothwell Corinthians while Desborough Town make the trip to local rivals Harborough Town tonight before going into another derby with Corinthians at the Waterworks Field on Monday.

Wellingborough are also back in action on the bank holiday as they host Cogenhoe United.