Derby encounters dominate Easter weekend in the UCL

There was disappointment for Stewarts & Lloyds as they were well beaten 7-1 by Melton Town last Saturday but they bounced back with a 3-3 draw with Harrowby United in midweek. Picture by Alison Bagley
There was disappointment for Stewarts & Lloyds as they were well beaten 7-1 by Melton Town last Saturday but they bounced back with a 3-3 draw with Harrowby United in midweek. Picture by Alison Bagley

A Premier Division local derby at the Waterworks Field kicks-off a busy Easter weekend of action in the ChromaSport United Counties League.

Desborough Town entertain Whitworth tomorrow (Saturday) with the visitors still looking for points to ensure safety at the wrong end of the table.

The Flourmen suffered a fifth defeat in a row when they were beaten 4-1 at Newport Pagnell Town last Friday night and they are now just four points above second-from-bottom Oadby Town having played three games more.

Desborough go into the clash having seen their three-game winning streak ended by a 4-1 loss at Boston Town on Tuesday night with Louis Martin scoring the Ar Tarn goal.

Rothwell Corinthians suffered a 1-0 home loss to Leicester Nirvana in midweek and they are back on home soil again tomorrow against third-placed Newport Pagnell.

All three local clubs will then be back in action on Easter Monday with derbies being the order of the day.

Whitworth take on neighbours Wellingborough Town at London Road (1pm) while Corinthians welcome Desborough to Sergeants Lawn.

Ar Tarn’s busy schedule also continues into next Wednesday night when they head to Leicester Nirvana for a re-arranged match.

Time is beginning to run out when it comes to Raunds Town’s promotion push in Division One.

The Shopmates returned to action for the first time in a month with a 4-2 victory at Long Buckby last weekend.

But they remain eight points behind second-placed Potton United with James Le Masurier’s team now without a game until they head to Burton Park Wanderers next Tuesday night.

Thrapston Town had to postpone their match with champions-elect Pinchbeck United last Saturday as they were unable to raise a team but the two sides will hope to get the game played at Chancery Lane this weekend.

Elsewhere tomorrow, Stewarts & Lloyds entertain Irchester United.

The Foundrymen hit back from a 7-1 hammering at the hands of Melton Town last weekend by claiming a 3-3 draw with Harrowby United in midweek. S&L trailed 3-0 but earned themselves a point thanks to goals from Jack Rogers, Jack Nolan and Stuart Durrant.

Rushden & Higham United travel to Melton this weekend while Wanderers are on the road at Olney Town.

On Easter Monday, there is a local derby at Occupation Road as S&L take on Thrapston.