There’s more to come as Corinthians target Vase glory

Action from Burton Park Wanderers' 6-0 defeat at ON Chenecks last weekend. Wanderers will be hoping for better in the FA Vase this weekend when they travel to Kings Langley. Picture by Dave Ikin

Action from Burton Park Wanderers' 6-0 defeat at ON Chenecks last weekend. Wanderers will be hoping for better in the FA Vase this weekend when they travel to Kings Langley. Picture by Dave Ikin

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Three straight wins make goal-crazy Rothwell Corinthians the form side in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One – and boss Shaun Sparrow says there’s more to come from his team.

Corinthians head into their FA Vase second qualifying round tie with Bedfont Sports at Sergeants Lawn tomorrow (Saturday) having bagged 12 goals in their last three games to climb up to fifth in the table.

“We are only showing glimpses of what we are capable of,” Sparrow said.

“We haven’t really hit our stride yet and when we do, we are going to be a very, very strong side.

“The next few weeks are going to be interesting. We have some big, big games coming up that will tell us if we are genuine contenders for promotion.

“There’s no reason why we can’t be. On our day, we are capable of beating anyone in this division. When you have goals in the team, you’ve always got a chance.”

The season-defining run of fixtures starts with the Vase tie against Middlesex side Bedfont, who currently lie around mid-table in Combined Counties Premier Division.

And Sparrow added: “They play in a higher division and the pressure is on them.

“We don’t know anything about them, but not many teams will come here and get an easy match.

“We are brimming full of confidence, there’s a great feel about the place and if they want to get something from this game, they will have to earn it.”

Desborough Town head off on their travels in the FA Vase with smiles on their faces again.

Boss Ian Walker admits “everything that could go wrong did go wrong” in last week’s 6-1 loss at Wisbech, but a midweek win over Woodford United in the UCL Knockout Cup means they head to Holmer Green in better spirits.

“We needed to beat Woodford to get back on track,” said Walker.

“And the changing-room was a much happier place afterwards.

Walker takes his team to Holmers Green of the Spartan South Midland Premier Division admitting he knows “nothing” about his side’s opponents.

He added: “We will go there and be positive. We want to see how far we can progress in the Vase.”

Wellingborough Town travel to Harefield for their FA Vase tie with joint-boss Joe Smyth insisting he and Steve Herring need time to put things right at the Dog & Duck.

The Doughboys were stunned 4-2 by Olney in the UCL Knockout Cup in midweek after goalkeeper Craig Patterson was injured and centre-half Ben Wilson sent off.

“We are still an emerging team,” said Smyth.

“The side had a terrible start and we have only been here for a few weeks. We need time to build a team.”

On Saturday’s opponents, Smyth added: “They’ve had some good results and any away game in the Vase is going to be tough.”

It is also a big day for both Irchester United and Burton Park Wanderers in the FA Vase.

Both have struggled in the early part of the UCL Division One season but the Romans will be hoping to progress against Crawley Green at Alfred Street while Wanderers, who have conceded 13 goals in their last two games, travel to Kings Langley.