Henson strikes to send Corinthians into the last four

Rothwell Corinthians have booked their place in the semi-finals of the United Counties League’s kitmanuk Knockout Competition.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 9:56 am
Updated Thursday, 9th January 2020, 9:58 am
Action from Irchester United's NFA Junior Cup quarter-final defeat at Bugbrooke last weekend. Picture by Dave Ikin

Mitch Austin’s team finally played their quarter-final clash at Division One side Saffron Dynamo on Tuesday night and emerged with a 1-0 success.

Jordan Henson’s early goal ultimately proved decisive but Corinthians had to play the majority of the second half with 10 men after Kieren Westbury was sent-off, although the hosts also had a player red-carded before the end.

It has been a tough start for new boss James Le Masurier at Desborough Town and they slipped to a sixth defeat in a row on Tuesday night as they were beaten 5-2 at Anstey Nomads.

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Ar Tarn found themselves 3-0 down before pulling it back to 3-2 before half-time thanks to goals from Levi Freeman and Iain Blaike.

But the hosts scored twice more after the break to leave Desborough still struggling at the wrong end of the Premier Division table.

Whitworth took the local bragging rights as they claimed a 3-0 success at Rushden & Higham United in the midweek Division One derby at Hayden Road.

The Flourmen took the lead through captain Milton Ncube and then doubled their advantage before the break thanks to Connor Mallows.

And the points were wrapped up early in the second half when Remy Brittain tapped home from close-range.

Burton Park Wanderers suffered a 3-1 defeat to Harrowby United at Latimer Park.

All the goals came in the first half with Wanderers taking the lead through CJ Tanga-Gibson but the visitors scored three goals in 15 minutes to seal the points.

Raunds Town also tasted defeat on home soil as they were beaten 2-0 by Melton Town at Kiln Park.

Irchester United’s NFA Junior Cup hopes were ended at the weekend as they were beaten 1-0 at UCL Division One rivals Bugbrooke in the quarter-finals.

But the north of the County will be represented in the last four by Northants Combination Premier Division side Wollaston Victoria after they beat league rivals Thrapston Town 2-1 thanks to goals from Jamie Black and Steadman Whittaker.