Foundrymen slip to the bottom

Action from Burton Park Wanderers' 1-0 win at ON Chenecks in Division One of the United Counties League. Pictures by Dave Ikin
Action from Burton Park Wanderers' 1-0 win at ON Chenecks in Division One of the United Counties League. Pictures by Dave Ikin
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Stewarts & Lloyds’ ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division status looks to be under real threat after they slipped to the foot of the table after a heavy 6-1 defeat to AFC Kempston Rovers at Occupation Road.

The young S&L side were 3-0 down at the break as Tavern Carter struck twice before Dan Whitfield added the third.

MNT1/MNCE Northampton 3pm kick-off ON Chenecks v Burton Park Wanderers UC NNL-140803-195928009

MNT1/MNCE Northampton 3pm kick-off ON Chenecks v Burton Park Wanderers UC NNL-140803-195928009

Dean Dummett and Glenn Tumulty put the result beyond doubt before Kealan Wylie grabbed a consolation for the Foundrymen.

But it was Kempston who had the last word when Steph Kemoagna hit their sixth to leave S&L four points adrift of safety.

At the other end of the scale, AFC Rushden & Diamonds are well set to finish as runners-up in their debut season in the top flight after beating Holbeach United 3-1 at the Dog & Duck.

With Spalding United already closing in on the title, Diamonds still lead the race for second place and Fazel Koriya gave them the lead against the reigning champions after good work from Matt Gearing and Alfie Taylor.

MNT1/MNCE Northampton 3pm kick-off ON Chenecks v Burton Park Wanderers UC NNL-140803-195801009

MNT1/MNCE Northampton 3pm kick-off ON Chenecks v Burton Park Wanderers UC NNL-140803-195801009

Holbeach levelled before the break through Tommy Treacher but Diamonds regained the lead when Gearing scored from the penalty spot after Greg Ling had been fouled.

And Joe Henderson rounded things off for the hosts when he volleyed home a Jake Gillingwater cross.

Desborough Town claimed an impressive 1-1 draw at Huntingdon Town, another side bidding to finish as runners-up.

The hosts took the lead in the second half through Jacob Joyce but Matty O’Neill earned Ar Tarn a point when he equalised five minutes later.

MNT1/MNCE Northampton 3pm kick-off ON Chenecks v Burton Park Wanderers UC NNL-140803-195740009

MNT1/MNCE Northampton 3pm kick-off ON Chenecks v Burton Park Wanderers UC NNL-140803-195740009

Burton Park Wanderers gained revenge on ON Chenecks for their NFA Junior Cup semi-final defeat as they recorded a fine 1-0 victory at Billing Road in Division One.

Deven Ellwood grabbed the only goal of the game after 18 minutes as Wanderers secured only their second win at Chenecks in 13 seasons.

All the goals came in the second half at Hayden Road as Rushden & Higham United took the bragging rights from their local derby against Irchester United with a 3-1 success.

Jory Mann broke the deadlock soon after half-time and Daryl Lawman made it 2-0 before Laqman Said-Abdullah pulled a goal back for the Romans.

But the Lankies sealed their win 14 minutes from the end when Lawman grabbed his second of the game.

Thrapston Town made it 11 goals in two games as they had their 4-0 win over Blackstones completed by half-time at Chancery Lane.

Cory James gave the hosts an early lead before Ash Talbot took over. He scored twice in nine minutes and then complete his hat-trick and the scoring from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time.

Rothwell Corinthians suffered their first defeat in five matches as Buckingham Town claimed a 2-1 victory at Seargents Lawn.

Dom Lawless scored in either half to give the visitors a 2-0 lead and Corinthians were unable to produce a fightback after Ryan Goodband had given them hope.

Whitworth were beaten 4-1 at Harrowby United, who boosted their promotion hopes.

Jack Whyley and Lee Shaw put the hosts 2-0 up and the game was up for the Flourmen when Luke Peberdy added the third just past the hour.

Whyley’s own-goal got Whitworth on the scoresheet but Shaw had the final word when he grabbed his second of the afternoon.

Raunds Town were also well beaten by another promotion candidate as Eynesbury Rovers secured a 4-0 win at Kiln Park.

Jack Weeden’s brace and Lee Bassett’s goal made it 3-0 at half-time and Bassett added another after the break to complete a comfortable victory.