Ar Tarn stop the rot with fine win over Cooks
Desborough Town ended a run of four straight losses by claiming an impressive 2-0 victory over Cogenhoe United in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.
Ar Tarn had failed to score during those defeats but Chris Bradshaw’s men stopped the rot thanks to two late goals at the Waterworks Field.
Jake Bettles broke the deadlock with 11 minutes to go before Jason Turner wrapped up the victory.
Rothwell Corinthians conceded three first-half goals as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Sleaford Town at Sergeants Lawn.
Brad Hockin, Charlie Ward and Andy Wright all-but settled the contest before the break while the hosts’ cause wasn’t helped by a red card for Jordan Henson.
Merson Styles’ penalty provided Corinthians with their consolation with 16 minutes to go.
Thrapston Town came from 2-0 down and struck four second-half goals as they took the bragging rights with a 5-2 Division One derby success at Whitworth.
The Flourmen, who had been unbeaten in the previous three matches, looked to be in control when Jonny Hazell and Ant Lawrence put them 2-0 up after 21 minutes.
Jedd Whiteman pulled one back on the half-hour and then Ian Walker’s team took charge after the break.
Liam Hanley equalised and then James Langin put Thrapston into the lead for the first time.
Carlos Lewis opened up a two-goal advantage and Cory James wrapped it up five minutes from full-time.
Raunds Town held off a late fightback from local rivals Irchester United to avenge an earlier defeat with a 4-3 success at Kiln Park.
Dave Townend’s opener for the Shopmates was cancelled out by Ty Clark but Raunds took control with three goals in nine second-half minutes as Townsend struck again before Karl King hit a brace of his own.
Ryan Lovell pulled one back for the Romans and then Kris Line scored their third with eight minutes to go but they were unable to find an equaliser.
Rushden & Higham United slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Bourne Town, who climbed into the top four as a result.
Craig Rook and Sam Wilson put the hosts 2-0 up and the Lankies could only reply through Dylan Wilson 10 minutes from the end.