Goodband hands Corinthians an impressive success

Stewarts & Lloyds celebrate one of their goals during the 3-1 victory over Rushden & Higham in UCL Division One. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Stewarts & Lloyds celebrate one of their goals during the 3-1 victory over Rushden & Higham in UCL Division One. Pictures by Alison Bagley

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Rothwell Corinthians produced one of their best results since returning to the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division as they beat high-flying Yaxley 1-0 at Sergeants Lawn.

Ryan Goodband was the hero for Shaun Sparrow’s side as he scored the only goal of the game after half-an-hour.

Action from Stewarts & Lloyds' 3-1 victory over Rushden & Higham

Action from Stewarts & Lloyds' 3-1 victory over Rushden & Higham

Desborough Town were unable to repeat their Knockout Cup success against Deeping Rangers as the visitors sealed a 1-0 success at the Waterworks Field.

A David Burton-Jones strike on 17 minutes proved to be enough for Deeping.

Wellingborough Town slipped to a second successive defeat as their struggles at the foot of the table continued with a heavy 5-0 loss at Holbeach United.

The game was all over by half-time as two goals from Jordan Thomas and one from Andy Tidswell had the hosts 3-0 up. And Tidswell went on to complete his hat-trick and the scoring in the second period.

Action from Stewarts & Lloyds' 3-1 victory over Rushden & Higham

Action from Stewarts & Lloyds' 3-1 victory over Rushden & Higham

Stewarts & Lloyds won the big game of the day in Division One as they maintained second place in the table by beating Rushden & Higham United 3-1 at Occupation Road.

The Lankies had started the day in third spot but found themselves 2-0 down inside 24 minutes as Chris Logan and Dany Reid put the Foundrymen in control.

Craig Harrower pulled a goal back after the break but the home victory was confirmed by David Sheridan on 86 minutes.

Thrapston Town moved into third place as they twice came from behind to win 4-2 at Blackstones.

Dan Evans gave the hosts the lead but Jack Wisniewski ensured the scores were level at half-time.

Adam Scotcher put Blackstones back in front but Cory James grabbed Thrapston’s second equaliser before veteran defender Chris Hope gave the visitors the lead for the first time.

And they wrapped things up thanks to Peter McDonald’s goal with 13 minutes to go.

Irchester United’s recent good form suffered a setback as Potton United sealed a seventh successive win with a 1-0 victory, courtesy of Kenny Smith’s goal on 69 minutes.

The local derby at Kiln Park went the way of Raunds Town, who returned to winning ways with 3-0 success over Burton Park Wanderers, who dropped to the foot of the table as a result.

First-half goals from Glenn Turner and Dave Townsend put the Shopmates in control and their victory was confirmed by Cam Penny’s strike on 65 minutes.

An excellent fightback wasn’t enough for Whitworth as they went down 4-3 at Olney Town.

The Flourmen seemed to be heading for a heavy defeat as the hosts moved into a 3-0 lead after 62 minutes thanks to Jack Werndly (2) and Aidan McLean.

But three goals in 10 minutes brought Whitworth level as Matt Judge’s strike was followed by a brace from Luke Raftery.

However, that comeback proved to be in vain as McLean’s second of the game with 12 minutes was enough to win it for the hosts.