Improvement is Walker’s wish

Desborough boss Steve Walker
Desborough boss Steve Walker
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Steve Walker wants to see an improved performance when he takes his Desborough side to Boston Town in the UCL Premier Division this weekend.

The Ar Tarn boss saw his side overcome Stewarts & Lloyds 1-0 after extra-time in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup on Tuesday but he wasn’t too pleased with the standard of play his side offered up.And while he admitted he would happily take a similar result in Lincolnshire, he would rather it came from a decent showing on the pitch.

He said: “Our performance levels in the cup weren’t great but we won and if we do that this weekend then I’ll be happy.

“We played some good stuff in parts and a 1-0 win and a clean sheet away from home isn’t too bad, but we are definitely capable of playing a lot better and I want to see that at Boston.”

It has been a bit of a mixed bag for Ar Tarn in the league with four victories and five defeats and walker is eyeing a more consistent run of results.

He added: “I’m disappointed that we’ve lost two of our last three (to Irchester and Yaxley) and I want to go on a good run.

“Boston have had a similar start to us but we’re more than capable of coming away with the points.”

Elsewhere in the top flight, S&L visit third-place Spalding, Irchester host Peterborough Northern Star and Wellingborough Town entertain Long Buckby.

In Division One, there is a tsty derby in prospect at Hayden Road where Rushden & Higham come up against AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

And the home boss, Aidy Mann, says his charges are looking forward to getting stuck into the contest.

He said: “We realise that we’ll have to play well but all of the lads are looking forward to it.

“It’ll be a chance to play in front of a few hundred people, which we don’t normally get the chance to do, and against a good side.”

The weekend’s other games see Whitworth face Raunds at London Road, Thrapston travel to Rothwell Corinthians and Burton Park Wanderers visit Bugbrooke St Michaels.