Doughboys beaten in new bosses’ first game at the helm

Thrapston Town boss Richard Scott saw his team draw 2-2 with Whitworth on Friday night
Thrapston Town boss Richard Scott saw his team draw 2-2 with Whitworth on Friday night

New joint-managers Steve Herring and Joe Smyth suffered a losing start with Wellingborough Town as they slipped to a fourth successive defeat in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

They went down 3-2 at Harborough Town despite taking a fifth-minute lead through Jordan Crawford at Bowdens Park.

The hosts levelled through Nick Pollard and then turned things around when Jake Bettles put them in front before the break.

Michael Cirelli brought the Doughboys level in the second half but it was the hosts who took the points thanks to Jack Burrows.

There was a dramatic finish at Harrowby United as Desborough Town snatched a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

The hosts took the lead through Barry Payne and were given the chance to finish the game off on 89 minutes when Lee Shaw was brought down by Mark Hackett.

However, Richard Lavin saved Scott Webb’s penalty and, almost immediately, Shaun Goodall played in Michael Byrne and he raced clear before firing home the equaliser.

Raunds Town’s unbeaten start to the Division One season was ended as they went down 2-1 at Olney Town.

The hosts did the damage in the first half as they went 2-0 up through Aaron Murrell and Christian Smail.

Karl King replied for the Shopmates with five minutes to go but they couldn’t find an equaliser.

Thrapston Town and Whitworth are still flying high after they shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Chancery Lane on Friday night.

Jason Taylor gave Thrapston the lead just before half-time but Ryan Baxter levelled things up soon after the break.

Jack Wisniewski put the hosts back in front but the Flourmen preserved their unbeaten record thanks to Deven Ellwood’s equaliser with five minutes remaining.

Friday proved to be a night to forget for Irchester United as they were hammered 6-0 at leaders Peterborough Sports thanks to Dan Clements (3), Gary Gibbs, Dan Fountain and a Lee Gotch own-goal.

Burton Park Wanderers slipped to a 2-1 home defeat to St Neots Town Saints.

Chae Simons was the difference between the two sides as he hit a first-half double for the visitors before Mick Tolton replied for Wanderers in the second period.

Rushden & Higham went down 1-0 at Woodford United, whose assistant-manager Ben Foster grabbed the winner with 15 minutes to go.

Stewarts & Lloyds finally grabbed their first goal of the season but it couldn’t prevent a fifth successive defeat as they lost 2-1 to ON Chenecks at Occupation Road.

Jake Thompson put the Foundrymen in front but Adam Hancock levelled things up from the penalty spot and Chenecks found what proved to be the winner before half-time with Montel Dore on target.