Scott seeking more home comfort for Thrapston

Thrapston Town manager Richard Scott
Thrapston Town manager Richard Scott

Richard Scott is hoping Thrapston Town can build on a welcome midweek home victory when they take on Olney Town at Chancery Lane tomorrow (Saturday).

Scott’s team ended a run of one point from nine with a 3-1 success over St Neots Town Saints on Tuesday night.

Despite recent losses to Whitworth and leaders Lutterworth Athletic, Thrapston remain handily placed in the Division One table.

And Scott is keen for his team to maintain that position ahead of what he is expecting to be a tough spell during November.

“It was pleasing to get the win on Tuesday because we were coming off the back of two defeats in games that, on another day, could have been so different if we had taken our chances,” Scott said.

“The pleasing thing from my point of view is that from the 11 games we have had so far, there has only been one really bad performance.

“We haven’t had a great deal of luck and we have missed a lot of chances but the overall displays have been fine.

“We have only had four home games so far and we are unbeaten in those so we want to try to keep that going this weekend.

“And, as I look ahead, we have a tough run of games coming up in November against a lot of the teams around us.

“So it makes it even more important to pick up points now so we can go into those games with confidence.”

Elsewhere this weekend, Raunds Town, who were beaten 3-0 at fellow high-fliers Peterborough Sports on Wednesday, take on struggling Burton Park Wanderers at Kiln Park in a local derby.

Whitworth, who also lost 3-0 at Woodford United in midweek, host Blackstones while Rothwell Corinthians make the trip to Potton United.

Stewarts & Lloyds suffered a 12th defeat in 12 matches when they lost 3-1 at Bourne Town on Tuesday and they will hope to finally break their duck against Buckingham Town at Occupation Road.

Irchester United continue to struggle in the league and face a tough trip to ON Chenecks while Rushden & Higham – beaten 2-0 by Olney in the Knockout Cup on Tuesday – are on the road at Bugbrooke.