Walker aiming for continued away day success

Desborough Town manager Steve Walker
Desborough Town manager Steve Walker

Desborough Town begin the start of a nine-game stretch away from home in the Chromasport & Trophies UCL Premier Division this weekend when they visit Sleaford.

AR Tarn’s form on the road has been good and that will have to continue if they are to make a leap up the table after the fixture computer handed them such a bizarre schedule.

But even though things could be a touch more favourable to his side, manager Steve Walker is remaining positive.

He said: “I’m hoping that our form will hold up because it’s been really good on our travels.

“Perhaps our confidence has been a bit low at home because the results haven’t been as good as we would’ve liked, but it’s been completely different when we’ve played away.

“We sometimes set-up as a counter-attacking team which might help but I can’t really put a finger on why we’ve been better.”

Elsewhere in the top flight, AFC Rushden & Diamonds will be out for revenge against Peterborough Northern Star who beat them 3-2 a fortnight ago.

S&L Corby travel to Spalding and Boston Town are the visitors to the Dog & Duck to face Wellingborough Town.

In Division One, Irchester will look to make it seven games unbeaten as they host Peterborough Sports and boss Colin Ridgway is feeling optimistic that can be achieved.

He said: “It’s definitely been a bit better in the last few weeks and hopefully we can keep that going.

“I don’t know much about them if I’m honest, they’re obviously a new side, but our performances have been getting better.”

Other games in the division see Burton Park Wanderers entertain Raunds, Rushden & Higham visiting Harrowby, Oadby hosting Thrapston and Rothwell Corinthians at home to Bugbrooke St Michaels.