Desborough and Doughboys strike late to earn draws

Ian Walker saw his Desborough Town team claim a 1-1 draw with Peterborough Northern Star
Ian Walker saw his Desborough Town team claim a 1-1 draw with Peterborough Northern Star

Luke Cummins grabbed a late goal to earn Desborough Town a 1-1 draw with fifth-placed Peterborough Northern Star in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

Luke Avis gave the visitors the lead in the second half but Cummins struck with just seven minutes remaining to secure a share of the spoils for Ar Tarn.

Wellingborough Town and Deeping Rangers drew for the second time this season as they shared a 2-2 draw at the Dog & Duck.

A Tom Smith own-goal put the Doughboys in front after 40 minutes but Dan Flack levelled for the visitors just before half-time.

Deeping took the lead through Jezz Goldson-Williams in the second period but Jake Newman grabbed Wellingborough’s equaliser 10 minutes from full-time.

Raunds Town moved into the top five in Division One as they inflicted a 26th defeat in 26 league matches on Stewarts & Lloyds at Occupation Road.

Three first-half goals proved decisive as Jamie Russell, Jed Ainge and Karl King struck to secure the Shopmates’ 3-0 success.

Whitworth maintained their promotion hopes with a 1-1 draw at fellow high-flyers Peterborough Sports.

The hosts took the lead just past the half-hour but the Flourmen levelled before the break when Cavell Jarvis converted a penalty.

The local derby at Alfred Street proved to be a one-sided affair as Thrapston Town beat Irchester United 4-0.

Dan Bucciero gave the visitors a first-half lead and they completed an excellent victory thanks to goals from Jack Wisniewski, Leigh Chapman and Chris Difante after the break.

Rushden & Higham United ended Bugbrooke’s five-match unbeaten run with a 1-0 success at Hayden Road.

Korey Morgan was the matchwinner for the Lankies as his goal on 49 minutes proved decisive.

Burton Park Wanderers picked up their first home point of the season at the 12th attempt as they drew 1-1 with Blackstones.

Wanderers were heading for all three points when new signing Taiwo Odutolu gave them the lead in the second period.

But Kieran Rodgers earned the visitors a point with 13 minutes remaining.