Goosey wants to keep in-form Doughboys grounded

Stuart Goosey's Wellingborough Town team won four games out of four in March without conceding a goal
Stuart Goosey's Wellingborough Town team won four games out of four in March without conceding a goal

Stuart Goosey is keen to keep his Wellingborough Town players “grounded” after they completed an unbeaten run in March.

The Doughboys won all four ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division games they played in the month and they did it without conceding a goal, their latest success being a 1-0 win over local rivals Desborough Town, courtesy of a Barry Deacon goal, last weekend.

Now they are gearing up for a trip to Boston Town on Saturday and Goosey is hoping the fine run of form will go on.

“I was over the moon with the win last week and it was great to finish March unbeaten,” the Wellingborough boss said.

“We know what we are capable of, the boys have been training hard, they’ve been having fun and they have turned all that in a good run of results.

“Boston have picked up some points recently and it’s unfortunate that we have to go back there after being 1-0 up and the match being abandoned. I think they are in a better place now than they were then.

“But we are as well and it’s just important we don’t get too big for our boots. We have to stay grounded, that’s the next big task for us.”

Jim Scott believes Rothwell Corinthians can look forward to their quick reverse fixture with Deeping Rangers this weekend – despite suffering a 6-0 loss to them last Saturday.

As far as the scoreline was concerned, Corinthians were well beaten by the second-placed outfit.

But, as they prepare to meet again at Sergeants Lawn, joint-boss Scott insists his team’s display should fill them with hope.

“It certainly wasn’t a 6-0 game, they probably had seven shots on target and scored six of them and they caught us on the counter on five occasions,” Scott said.

“We conceded the first goal just before half-time and it was frustrating because there was nothing in it at that point.

“The result looks like a big beating but it certainly wasn’t the case and our performance gives us hope for this weekend.

“We don’t fear them and, even after the result from last Saturday, I think this is a game we can look forward to.”

Desborough Town have another county derby his weekend.

Ar Tarn will be looking to maintain their place in the top five of the table when they make the short trip to take on Cogenhoe United at Compton Park.

Chris Bradshaw’s team bounced back from last Saturday’s defeat at Wellingborough Town by winning 1-0 at Huntingdon Town on Wednesday night thanks to Jason Turner’s first-half goal.

The victory moved Ar Tarn back into fourth place in the table.