Stewarts & Lloyds will be playing ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One football next season.
An inferior goal difference, not helped by last night’s (Tuesday) 9-1 home defeat to high-flying Cogenhoe United, now means there is no chance of the Foundrymen preserving their Premier Division status, even if they win their last three matches.
The Cooks showed no mercy on the young S&L side as Tom Liversedge hit five of his team’s tally while Mark Hewitt, Dan Thomason, Elliot Lamb-Johnson and Courtney Herbert added the others. Richard Moore grabbed S&L’s consolation.
There was better news for Wellingborough Town as Ben Watts celebrated his first victory since taking charge at the Dog & Duck.
Nat Liburd put the Doughboys 1-0 up against Holbeach United but the visitors levelled through Fraser Bayliss before the break.
However, Reece Brown was the hero for the hosts as he grabbed the winner with 20 minutes to go.
In Division One, Whitworth avenged a recent home defeat as they claimed a 5-3 success at Bourne Town.
Matt Judge hit a hat-trick for the Flourmen who were 3-2 up at the break while Jamie White and Matt Montif ensured the points came back to Wellingborough.
Rushden & Higham went down 1-0 to Eynesbury Rovers, who moved into the promotion places thanks to Lee Bassett’s early penalty.
And Rothwell Corinthians were beaten 3-0 at champions Oadby Town who had Livo Dube, Jack Lane and Rob Morgan on target.
Corinthians return to action tomorrow (Thursday) night when they head to St Neots Saints while Rushden & Higham are at ON Chenecks.
Raunds Town are also in action tomorrow as they face Lutterworth Athletic at Kiln Park.