Thrapston’s Walker searching for consistency

Thrapston Town manager Ian Walker
Thrapston Town manager Ian Walker

Ian Walker is hoping that everything will come together so that his Thrapston side can find some kind of consistency.

The Chancery Lane outfit host ON Chenecks in Division One of the United Counties League this weekend on the back of seven straight defeats in all competitions.

And while Walker isn’t too disheartened by the results, he knows that something has to change and is hopeful that the next outing will be the turning point.

He said: “We’re desperately trying to find some consistency in our performances.

“If we can do that then I think we can go on a bit of a run.

“We’ve had a few injuries and suspensions which haven’t helped as we’ve never really had a settled side and once we get that then hopefully everything will settle down.

“We’ve been playing well in patches but we need to do that a lot more often and try to make it count when we’re doing that.

“We’ll be at full strength this weekend against a side who have been doing well.”

Rothwell Corinthians’ boss Shaun Sparrow will be looking for a continuation in improvement as his side travel to Peterborough Sports.

Corinths are unbeaten in three and Sparrow wants to see that continue.

He said: “After each game we’re saying ‘that’s the minimum’ and moving on and then doing the same.

“We’re ramping up the expectation level after each game and that shows we’re improving.”

Elsewhere in the division, Raunds travel to Bugbrooke, Burton Park Wanderers visit Whitworth and Rushden & Higham are on the road at St Neots Saints.

The only game in the Premier Division for our clubs involves Wellingborough Town who host Peterborough Northern Star.

The Doughboys lost 2-1 to S&L Corby in midweek and manager Craig Adams expects a stern test against a side who defeated AFC Rushden & Diamonds on the same night.

He said: “They try to play the game properly, they’re dangerous going forward with a couple of lively wide players so we know it will be a difficult game.

“Obviously they had a really good result against the Diamonds so they’ll be confident and it’s up to us to cope with that.”