Herring and Smyth to leave Doughboys

Joe Smyth and Steve Herring are leaving Wellingborough Town at the end of the season
Joe Smyth and Steve Herring are leaving Wellingborough Town at the end of the season

Wellingborough Town joint bosses Steve Herring and Joe Smyth are leaving the club at the end of the season.

They took over after the Doughboys lost their opening four games of the season and have kept them in the Premier Division despite having their budget slashed earlier this year.

Their last game in charge will be the re-arranged local derby against AFC Rushden & Diamonds at the Dog and Duck a week on Saturday.

The Doughboys grabbed a 2-2 draw at Eynesbury Rovers in midweek thanks to Joe Rich’s equaliser.

Top scorer Jake Newman missed the game with a foot injury and looks doubtful for the clash against Diamonds as well.

Herring said: “Jake is having treatment and we will see what happens, but at the moment, it doesn’t look too promising for the Diamonds match.

“But on a positive note, it was good to see other players get on the scoresheet at Eynesbury.

“The conditions were terrible, but both teams tried to play football and a draw was a fair result.”

Desborough Town can do table-toppers AFC Rushden & Diamonds a favour this weekend.

Ar Tarn welcome second-placed Wisbech Town to the Waterworks Field tomorrow (Saturday) before Harborough Town visit on Easter Monday.

Boss Ian Walker describes Wisbech, currently seven points behind Diamonds with a game in hand, as “a very good team”.

“They are strong, pacy and I’m not surprised they are pushing Diamonds close,” he said.

“Diamonds are the best side we’ve faced this season, but Wisbech aren’t too far behind.

“I get on well with (Diamonds boss) Andy (Peaks), but I’m not really thinking about doing Diamonds a favour.

“I just want us to finish the season as high up the table as we can.

“We’ve got four home games to go, but they are all tough.

“Harborough are near the bottom, but they are one of the form sides in the division.”