Thrapston advance in FA Vase as Ar Tarn and Corinthians also go through

Desborough Town celebrate one of their goals after they beat Whitworth 6-3 after extra-time in the second qualifying round of the FA Vase. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Desborough Town celebrate one of their goals after they beat Whitworth 6-3 after extra-time in the second qualifying round of the FA Vase. Pictures by Alison Bagley

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Thrapston Town booked their place in the first round proper of the FA Vase with a fine 3-1 win over CB Hounslow United at Chancery Lane.

First-half goals from Charlie Parkin and Chris Hope, from the penalty spot, put Thrapston 2-1 up at the break and they added another in the second half to round things off.

The ball is in the net for one of Desborough's goals at the Waterworks Field

The ball is in the net for one of Desborough's goals at the Waterworks Field

Desborough Town eventually saw off the challenge of ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One high-fliers Whitworth in a cracking encounter at the Waterworks Field.

Aaron Davies gave Premier Division Ar Tarn the lead but the Flourmen scored twice in as many minutes to go 2-1 up. However, John Dean and Jake Bettles ensured it was Desborough who led 3-2 at the break.

Whitworth levelled things up with a penalty in the second half and, with neither side able to add to their tallies, the game went into extra-time.

And Ar Tarn took control with Dan Grainger’s free-kick making it 4-3 before Jason Turner and Bettles rounded things off to complete a 6-3 success.

Chris Bradshaw saw his Desborough team advance in the FA Vase

Chris Bradshaw saw his Desborough team advance in the FA Vase

Rothwell Corinthians also moved into the first round as they edged out Irchester United at Sergeants Lawn.

The Premier Division side held a 1-0 lead at the break through Djedje Gomes but the Romans levelled on 65 minutes.

However, Kalon Peniasko restored Corinthians’ lead soon after and they saw things out to seal a 2-1 victory.

Wellingborough Town will be hoping to make progress when they take on Bedfont Sports at the Dog & Duck this afternoon (3pm).

Raunds Town maintained their lofty position in Division One of the United Counties League as they came from a goal down to beat struggling Burton Park Wanderers 5-1 at Kiln Park.

Wanderers took the lead after just four minutes but the Shopmates wasted little time in hitting back as goals from Dave Townsend, Josh Davies and Jamie White put them 3-1 up at half-time, which Jamie Russell also missed a penalty.

And the hosts completed a comfortable win thanks to second-half strikes from Nick Harrison and White.

Rushden & Higham United secured a point as they drew 1-1 at Lutterworth Athletic.

Jed Ainge put the Lankies in front but they were pegged back by the hosts.

Struggling Stewarts & Lloyds were beaten 5-2 by leaders Olney Town at Occupation Road.

Jamie Muir and Harry Henbury were on target for the Foundrymen.