Foundrymen’s hopes still alive ahead of Olney test

Action from promotion-chasing ON Chenecks' 2-0 win over Potton United last weekend

Action from promotion-chasing ON Chenecks' 2-0 win over Potton United last weekend

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Stewarts & Lloyds head to Olney Town this weekend with their Division One promotion hopes still very much alive after a dramatic win in midweek.

Needing a victory to stay in touch with second-placed ON Chenecks, the Foundrymen claimed a 3-2 success at Woodford United on Tuesday night.

Mark Forbes put them 1-0 up in the first half but Mike Lorraine levelled after the break, only for Paul Caswell to regain the lead on the hour.

S&L’s promotion hopes looked like fading when Lewis Trayers made it 2-2 with just nine minutes remaining.

But Michael Byrne converted a late penalty to secure the points.

With Chenecks not in action tomorrow (Saturday), the Corby outfit will move level on points with them if they win at Olney.

However, an inferior goal difference could be their undoing with Chenecks’ penultimate game of the season being against rock-bottom Burton Park Wanderers next Thursday.

Elsewhere this weekend, Wanderers play host to Bugbrooke at Latimer Park while Whitworth make the trip to Blackstones.

Raunds Town are also on the road at Woodford while Rushden & Higham United take on Long Buckby at Hayden Road.