Doughboys and Romans advance in the Vase
Wellingborough Town and Irchester United both claimed excellent wins to book their spots in today's (Monday) first round draw for the Buildbase FA Vase.
There was late drama at the Dog & Duck as the Doughboys edged out Burnham 3-2.
Troy Johnston put Gary Petts’ team in front before the visitors levelled with 20 minutes to go.
Lloyd Buckby restored the home side’s lead but the game looked like it would be going to extra-time when Burnham equalised again in the third minute of stoppage-time.
But Wellingborough went straight up the other end and Adam Speight headed home at the far post to send them through.
Irchester picked up one of the best results in their recent history as they claimed a 2-1 victory at higher-ranked Arlesey Town.
Ryan Lovell gave the Romans a first-half lead but the hosts drew level after the break but then had a man sent-off.
An extra 30 minutes was needed and Steve Sargent’s made use of their numerical advantage as Nathan Heycock headed home the winner.
Elsewhere, Thrapston Town were edged out of the competition as they went down 3-2 at Rayners Lane. But there were heavier defeats for Raunds Town, who were beaten 4-0 at Leverstock Green, and Burton Park Wanderers, who lost 5-0 to Deportivo Galicia at Latimer Park yesterday.
In the Future Lions United Counties League Premier Division, Desborough Town came back from a goal down to beat Newport Pagnell Town 2-1 at the R Inn Stadium.
All the goals came in the second half with the visitors breaking the deadlock before Dan White equalised with a header from a corner.
And Ar Tarn won it when Liam Boath turned in Jason Turner’s shot.
Whitworth’s tough start to the new season continued last Friday night as they were beaten 4-0 at ON Chenecks.