Doughboys head to Sleaford seeking a change in fortunes

Wellingborough Town boss Jon Mitchell is seeking a change of fortunes for his team this weekend
Wellingborough Town boss Jon Mitchell is seeking a change of fortunes for his team this weekend

Jon Mitchell is hoping Wellingborough Town will get a change of fortunes when they head to Sleaford Town in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division tomorrow (Saturday).

After a bright start to the season, the Doughboys have faltered in recent weeks and were beaten 1-0 at strugglers Huntingdon Town last weekend.

But Mitchell insists his players are working hard in a bid to turn things round.

He said: “We are having a tough time of it at the moment but that’s what this league is all about. You know anyone can beat anyone.

“Sleaford beat us 3-1 at home earlier in the season but we actually played very well in that game and didn’t take our chances.

“The lads have been working really hard this week and we will come up with a gameplan to try to get a result and change our fortunes.”

In Division One of the UCL this weekend, Rushden & Higham United will look to follow up their 3-1 success at Woodford United in midweek when they take on Lutterworth Athletic at Hayden Road. Goals from Jake Reynolds, Tom Martin and Craig Harrower earned the Lankies all three points on Tuesday.

Stewarts & Lloyds, who were due to be in action at Blackstones last night, are back on home soil tomorrow when they host fellow strugglers Woodford.

Elsewhere, local teams will turn their attention to the second round of the NFA Junior Cup.

Whitworth, who were 5-0 winners over Burton Park Wanderers on Tuesday thanks to a Jonny Hazell hat-trick and goals from Dean Hall and Jack Dyson, travel to Northants Combination Premier Division side Corby S&L Khalsa.

Raunds Town also have Combination opponents as they take on Wollaston Victoria at Kiln Park.

Irchester United enjoyed a superb 4-0 win over Long Buckby on Tuesday night courtesy of goals from Ryan Lovell, Jared Harewood, Tom Gordon and Sam Dengel. They also also in Junior Cup action when they host Netherton United.