Wellingborough Town ensured Peterborough Northern Star’s second visit to the Dog & Duck in five days was less fruitful than their first in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.
Having beaten AFC Rushden & Diamonds in midweek, Northern Star left empty-handed this time as the Doughboys claimed a fine 3-2 victory with all the goals coming in the first half.
Josh Winters scored twice inside the first 11 minutes to put Craig Adams’ side in control but it was all-square just past the half-hour as Matt Sparrow pulled one back before Luke Kennedy levelled the game from the penalty spot.
However, the decisive moment came five minutes before half-time when Jon Mitchell struck what proved to be the winner.
Raunds Town are already having a season to remember in Division One and they extended their unbeaten run to 12 matches with a 3-2 success at Bugbrooke.
Fernand Bass put the Shopmates in front but the Badgers levelled things up through Damon Black.
Karl King, who is the top scorer in the division at the moment, restored Raunds’ lead early in the second half but they were pegged back again by Charlie Hynam.
But there was no way back for Bugbrooke after Raunds took the lead for the third time as Alex Wills’ goal proved decisive.
Burton Park Wanderers avenged an earlier defeat as they secured a 3-2 derby victory at struggling Whitworth.
Deven Ellwood gave Burton the lead after 14 minutes before Remy Brittain levelled for the Flourmen four minutes before the break
However, the visitors hit back almost immediately through Wayne Brown to take a 2-1 advantage into the break.
James Hudson hit Whitworth’s second equaliser two minutes into the second half but Burton won it with 20 minutes to go as Cavell Jarvis struck to sink his former club.
Thrapston Town claimed a notable 2-1 win over ON Chenecks at Chancery Lane.
Ian Walker’s side made a quick start as Luke Cummins put them in front inside the first minute.
Adam Hancock equalised for the visitors on the hour but Ben Sunderland secured all three points for Thrapston 10 minutes from the end.
Peterborough Sports grabbed a last-minute equaliser as Rothwell Corinthians were denied victory.
After a goalless first half, Gary Gibbs put the hosts in front but Corinthians fought back to lead thanks to goals from Jordan Henson and Jack Abbott.
But three points became one in the final minute when Adam Regan came to Sports’ rescue.
It was a disappointing day for Rushden & Higham as they went down 2-1 at in-form St Neots Saints.
Harry Atherton and Karl Safee gave the hosts a 2-0 advantage before Craig Harrower pulled one back for the Lankies. But they were unable to find an equaliser.