Diamonds go third with crushing derby success

Russ Dunkley scored twice as AFC Rushden & Diamonds thrashed Desborough Town 5-0
Russ Dunkley scored twice as AFC Rushden & Diamonds thrashed Desborough Town 5-0

AFC Rushden & Diamonds moved into the top three as they maintained their 100 per cent home record in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division with a 5-0 thumping of local rivals Desborough Town.

Andy Peaks’ team broke the deadlock three minutes before half-time thanks to Jason Turner’s penalty but the floodgates opened after the break.

Turner added another before Russ Dunkley also struck a brace and Tom Lorraine rounded things off.

Wellingborough Town went down 4-2 at Oadby Town, who celebrated their first victory of the season.

Jurelle Phillip put the Poachers in front and they were 3-0 up before half-time thanks Ife Ogunbayo and Rob Morgan.

Phillip struck again to put the result beyond doubt, although the Doughboys did pull two goals back thanks to Michael Cirelli and Dan Spaughton.

Thrapston Town put a run of one point from three games behind them as they returned to winning ways with a 3-1 home success over St Neots Town Saints in Division One.

Curtis Taylor-Jacob put the hosts 1-0 up at half-time before Jack Wisniewski doubled the lead early in the second period.

Tyler Prince brought the visitors back into it but Wisniewski completed the scoring to secure the points.

Alex Cross’ new-look Stewarts & Lloyds side slipped to a 12th defeat in as many matches as they went down 3-1 at Bourne Town.

Aaron Jesson put the hosts in front but Djedje Gomes levelled for the Foundrymen

However, Henry Dunn made it 2-1 before the break and his second of the match, which came after S&L had a player sent off, sealed the points.