Davies hoping Desborough have come through their tough period

Dan White takes the congratulations after he scored in Desborough Town's 3-1 derby success at Harborough Town in midweek. Picture by Andrew Carpenter
Dan White takes the congratulations after he scored in Desborough Town's 3-1 derby success at Harborough Town in midweek. Picture by Andrew Carpenter

It’s been a good week for Desborough Town.

Ar Tarn have been through a tricky period in recent weeks following Chris Bradshaw’s resignation towards the end of February.

His assistant Glyn Davies stepped up into the hotseat with his first game in charge ending in a 7-0 defeat at ChromaSport United Counties League Premier Division title contenders Newport Pagnell Town.

However, Davies admitted the cold snap which wiped out local football for a weekend came at a good time for the club.

And they returned to action with a 3-2 success at ON Chenecks last weekend, thanks to a late winner from 16-year-old substitute Sven Sartain, before following it up with a superb 3-1 victory at local rivals Harborough Town on Tuesday night as they moved back into the top eight.

“It’s been really tough,” Davies, whose team host Holbeach United tomorrow (Saturday) said.

“Chris always dealt with everything that I am now having to do and I understand now how much work goes on behind the scenes.

“So it’s been a tough period but hopefully we are coming through it.

“I think I was the only person around here who was happy to have the cold weather arrive because it gave us a chance to regroup and get some players in to cover the injuries we have at the moment.

“But I have to give the current players credit because, with a bit of turmoil at the club, it would be easy to go elsewhere but they have stuck around. They are an honest and loyal bunch.

“The two results this week have been great and I see no reason why we can’t look to get into the top six, which was our original aim earlier in the season.”

As far as the future is concerned, Davies is remaining open-minded but for the time being he is just focusing on guiding Ar Tarn through to the end of the season.

“That’s too far ahead for me,” he added.

“I have said to the committee that I will look after it until the end of the season, which I will.

“Then everyone can take stock and see what happens from there.”

Rothwell Corinthians suffered a shock 3-2 home loss to Oadby Town on Tuesday as the struggling visitors picked up just their third win of the season.

Corinthians face the toughest of tests tomorrow as they make the trip to take on leaders Yaxley.

Oadby’s win saw them move to within eight points of Whitworth with four games in hand.

The Flourmen suffered a fourth straight defeat in midweek as they lost 2-1 to Boston Town at London Road.

Whitworth get the Premier Division action started tonight night when they make the tough trip to third-placed Newport Pagnell Town.

Wellingborough Town have been flying of late and will be looking to make it six home wins in a row when they take on Kirby Muxloe at the Dog & Duck this weekend.

Thrapston Town’s recent good form in Division One continued in midweek.

Town made it three wins out of the last four matches with a 1-0 success over Buckingham Town at Chancery Lane on Tuesday night.

It was a tougher night for Irchester United, however, as they went down 1-0 at Lutterworth Athletic.

Thrapston face a tough test this weekend when they are back on home soil to take on champions-elect Pinchbeck United while Irchester are back on the road at Bourne Town.

Raunds Town return to action tomorrow with their promotion hopes now out of their hands with Potton United five points clear of them in second place with seven games to go.

The Shopmates will be looking to keep the pressure on when they head to Long Buckby.

Elsewhere, Rushden & Higham United take on Blackstones at Hayden Road as they look to bounce back from their 5-1 hammering at the hands of Lutterworth Town on Wednesday night.

Burton Park Wanderers earned a point in a 1-1 draw at Oakham United on Wednesday thanks to a Mark Forbes penalty and they travel to Huntingdon Town this weekend while rock-bottom Stewarts & Lloyds have home advantage against Melton Town.